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In October 2016, the government commissioned a report by Mathew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts) into how employment practices may need to be revised as a consequence of developments in the labour market and modern business… Read on
The HMRC has ruled that carers sleeping overnight to provide safety and reassurance should be paid the national minimum wages for all hours (even when sleeping). Employees will be able to bring claims for back pay backdated two years as… Read on
The Taylor report published on 11 July 2017 has made a significant number of recommendations in relation to proposed changes to employment law to ensure that it meets the needs of a modern labour market. The passage of any new… Read on
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been published. The main purpose of the Bill is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and bring to an end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. Another principal purpose of… Read on
Most people are now familiar with the fact that compensation for whistleblowing and discrimination claims in the employment tribunal is uncapped. It is also becoming more widely known that this compensation can include elements for loss of earnings, injury to… Read on
The Acas early conciliation scheme was first introduced in April 2014. The purpose of the scheme was to provide a process whereby the parties to an employment dispute would have the opportunity to settle their differences with the assistance of… Read on
The Court of Appeal in Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed confirms that a complaint by a worker about unlawful conduct committed by the employer which is mostly personally motivated may nevertheless have the protection of the whistleblowing legislation if the… Read on
The Court considered the issue of tied accommodation in the recent case of Hertfordshire County Council v Davies. Background Mr Davies moved into a school bungalow owned by Hertfordshire City Council (Council) upon becoming the school caretaker in January 2003.… Read on
The High Court in has recently confirmed that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2013 (TUPE) do not apply to a mere share sale. But this case has brought to our attention to a reminder that this will… Read on
In the hope that the EU will reciprocate, the UK Government’s current proposal regarding EU citizenship is as follows: EU citizens properly resident before Brexit can apply for residency under the new scheme which will be in place. EU citizens… Read on