The rules on working over contracted hours without pay

Employees’ contracted hours These are set out in the employment contract. You must work your contracted hours, or you will be in breach of contract and potentially at risk of disciplinary proceedings. You only need to work more than your… Read on

What is a remuneration package?

It is increasingly common for workers to change their job every few years. Research shows that young employees entering the job market tend to change jobs an average of 5.7 times. One of the main reasons cited for leaving a… Read on

Part-Time Work – Top Employment Law Tips

The rights of part-time workers can sometimes be overlooked. As a part-time worker, you should not be treated less favourably than a full-time worker. Reasons for working part-time One of the main reasons workers choose the part-time option is to… Read on

Emergency volunteering leave

Important new volunteering rights for workers Apart from changing the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced an important new right to emergency volunteering leave for workers. At the time of writing (2 April 2020) the… Read on

New tax-free childcare scheme now available to all

HMRC announced on 14 February that it was finally starting to accept applications from all eligible parents for the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme – which can give up to £2,000 of help with childcare costs. Since 21 April 2017… Read on

Equal pay claims hit the retail sector

It has been reported that Tesco is facing the UK’s largest ever equal pay claim with female staff chasing back pay of up to £4 billion. The latest legal challenge sees women store workers claiming parity with men who work… Read on

Analysis: tied accommodation and the employment contract

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

ACAS publishes new guidance on employment status

Employment status is very much the hot topic in employment law at the moment, and not just amongst employment lawyers. The recent decisions in the Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and CitySprint cases (and Deliveroo which is on the way) have direct… Read on

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