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  • ‘Sleeping on the job’: revisiting National Minimum Wage requirements for sleep-in shifts

    23 January 2018

    The decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the three joined appeals of Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts, Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Frudd v Partington Group Ltd [2017] will come under scrutiny by the Court of Appeal in March when it will consider whether it is satisfied with the EAT’s approach to the correct treatment of sleep-in shifts under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015.…

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  • Employment Law Update - January 2018

    23 January 2018

    Welcome to the January 2018 Employment Law Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Protected conversations can be waived if a dispute arises over the termination date

    23 January 2018

    In the recent case of Basra v BJSS Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘the EAT’) has ruled that an Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) can hear evidence relating to protected conversations under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (‘Section 111A’) if there is a dispute about the effective date of termination.…

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  • Covert recording of workers whilst at work is a breach of privacy

    23 January 2018

    It has been held by the European Court of Human Rights that conducting covert recordings of employees whilst they are at work is in breach of Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, which states that everyone has a right to respect for private and family life.…

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  • Divorce and Separation for Expatriates

    13 December 2017

    With families and relationships becoming ever more international, we are regularly consulted by people who have moved abroad as a family, often for work, only to find that living overseas is not all they had wished for.…

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  • Worker Employment Status - Uber

    13 November 2017

    Readers will have seen the widespread reporting of the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in the case of Uber BV & Others –v- Aslam & Others. The ruling has been widely reported as a “landmark” judgment on employment status particularly in relation to those workers and genuinely self-employed contractors working in the gig economy.…

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  • Autumn 2017 Update for Schools

    08 November 2017

    Welcome to the Autumn 2017 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Mental Health in the Workplace

    07 November 2017

    To celebrate World Mental Health Day in October this year, ACAS helpfully issued new guidance on ‘Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace’ together with two short online guides titled ‘Dealing with Stress in the Workplace’ and ‘Managing Staff Experiencing Mental Health’.…

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  • Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

    07 November 2017

    The government has published its Bill proposing a new right to paid time off for bereaved parents. The Bill provides two weeks’ statutory leave for employees who lose a child.…

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