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Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

You are entitled to overtime in holiday pay but also commission?  Phil Kay offers some guidance.

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.

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. 

Compromise Agreements (Employers)

Compromise Agreements can be used in a number of circumstances, including redundancy, dismissal, or the settlement of an Employment Tribunal claim. It prevents the possibility of future complaints or claims arising and concludes the employment contract

Redundancy

Are you worried that you are going to be made redundant?

This is a distressing time for all employees; however there are certain legal steps your employer is required to carry out. You should be treated fairly and you may also be entitled to a redundancy payment, a notice period, the option to move into a different job or reasonable time off to find a new job.

Compromise Agreements

A compromise agreement is a legally-binding agreement often agreed between an employee and an employer when the parties wish to reach an amicable settlement of their dispute.  The agreement sets out the terms of the settlement (normally financial) in return for an employee compromising his or her potential claims at an Employment Tribunal or at Court.

Is Obesity the new disability?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

The case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund is considered

Phil Kay discusses if obesity is the new disability following the ECJ decision.

Breaking News: Restrictive Covenants

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Breaking News: Restrictive Covenants

Recent Court decisions mean courts will not redraft restrictive covenant clauses for employers, highlighting the need to take specialist advice when drafting new employment contracts to make sure that any restrictive covenants will be enforceable for the particular employee.

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. 

Stress at work (Employers)

Stress at work can stem from harassment or bullying from employees or simply arise from the pressures of work. Stress is unfortunately unavoidable. While pressure can be helpful in motivating some employees, it can also reach point where it can have a detrimental effect and employees are no longer able to perform effectively.

Retirement

As of October 2011, there is no longer a default retirement age.

This means that employers are unable to compulsorily retire an employee due to age, however, it is still possible for an employer to force people to retire if there was a legitimate reason for doing so.

Wrongful or Unfair Dismissal (Employers)

We regularly assist employers whilst dealing with dismissal or disciplinary issues within the workplace. 

We also advise and assist employers with the conduct of grievance procedures.  At all times, it our goal to advise and represent our employer clients cost-effectively and efficiently.

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