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In this section we will cover the latest news surrounding employment law and recent cases.

Please note: Our Employment Law Articles do not constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied on as such.  You should take specific advice regarding your circumstances before taking any action based on the information contained within this Article.

Zero Hours Contracts

Author: Catherine Rosewell

The Government have responded

Zero Hours Contracts

Zero Hours employment contracts have been a thorny issue for several years now, attracting a great deal of criticism from the public. The Government have responded in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which is now making its way through Parliament.

Guidance on Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Philip Kay provides guidance

Guidance on Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

Philip Kay provides guidance regarding restictive convenants in Employments contracts following recent cases of Coppage & Anor v Safety Net Security Limited & Prophet Plc V Huggett

Coppage & Anor v Safety Net Security Limited

Prophet Plc v Huggett

New research shows less than half of Employment Tribunal Claimants paid in full

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Claimants in Employment Tribunals missing out?

The Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have recently published a report showing how many Employment Tribunal awards are actually paid to Claimants.

Unfair Dismissal: Is it fair?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Can the Employment Tribunal reconsider your employment status?

Unfair Dismissal: Is it fair?

Recent case considers whether an Employment Tribunal will find a dismissal is unfair. 

Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Due to EU Court ruling you could be entitled to your commission whilst on holiday

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union could mean that many Devon businesses will be forced to pay out thousands in backdated commission to their employees warns Exeter-based litigation partner Catherine Rosewell of Veitch Penny LLP.

A Care Worker? You can sleep on the job!

Author: Catherine Rosewell

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently held that even if the Claimant was not actually required to work she was still carrying out “work that is paid for under a worker’s contract” under the National Minimum Wage Regulations being entitled to be paid Minimum Wage for all the time spent on “sleepovers” even though on the facts never actually needed to help service users during these “sleepovers”.

‘Work for your Benefit’ Scheme does not breach of human rights

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Government back to the drawing board

The Government's Back to Work scheme has been found to be unlawful. 

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