Employment tribunals

The Government’s response to the Taylor Review – more certainty for all or just more red tape for businesses?

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In July 2017, the "Good Work: the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices” set out over 50 recommendations for improving workers’ rights. The Government’s response to the Taylor Review was published on 7 February 2018 and sets out the Government’s commitment to providing certainty for all regarding workers’ rights. More …

Suspicious sales, secret surveillance and the Spanish supermarket

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Video surveillance at work is a considerable intrusion into private life and it is important to weigh up the right to privacy as provided for by article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights against the need for the surveillance. As a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights illustrates, a fair balance has to be struck. More …

Enforcing gender pay gap reporting?

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With less than 3 months to go until larger employers must publish their gender pay gap, Kevin Lau, a senior solicitor in the employment team at Blake Morgan LLP looks at the latest developments and what employers and HR professionals need to know. More …

Employment Law - Looking Ahead to 2018

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Following on from our Employment law "Top Ten" of 2017 we now take a look ahead to 2018 and what are likely to be the key employment law developments for employers and HR professionals. More …

Employment law Top Ten of 2017

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How will employers and HR professionals remember 2017? We thought we’d seen enough Brexit turmoil in 2016 but it paled into insignificance compared with the legal and political wranglings this year. More …

Self-employed "worker" entitled to 13 years' backdated holiday pay for untaken leave

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in the case of King v Sash Windows & another that a "self-employed" salesman who established worker status is able to claim holiday pay for leave he was entitled to but had not taken or had not been paid for over the entirety of his 13 year engagement. More …

Sleep-in shifts and the national minimum wage

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Whether or not to pay staff in relation to sleep-in shifts is not always straightforward and establishing whether someone is working or not is crucial. Rebecca Ireland and Madeleine Mould explains the law around this complex area. More …

What you need to consider when taking on fixed-term Christmas staff

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Charlotte Marshall, a solicitor in our Employment law team, considers what employers need to take into account when taking on such staff, as opposed to permanent employees. More …

Using public health campaigns to support employee well-being

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How can employers use public health initiatives such as "Stoptober" to support employee well-being? Senior Solicitor Kevin Lau and Paralegal Hannah Waterworth explain. More …

Improving employees’ mental health: how to do it and why is it important?

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Debra Gers in our Employment law team considers some of the surprising statistics, employers' legal duties, and practical steps employers can take to keep the wellbeing of their staff as a high priority. More …