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Covert Recordings At Work On The Rise In The UK
It is becoming increasingly common for employees to make covert recordings of meetings held with their employer
UK
21 Aug 2019
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Recording Working Time: Do Changes Lie Ahead?
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently decided that the Working Time Directive (WTD) imposes an obligation on employers in all EU member
UK
11 Jul 2019
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Court Of Appeal: Holiday Pay Must Include Regular Voluntary Overtime
Does pay for regular voluntary overtime need to be included in the calculation of holiday pay? Yes, says the Court of Appeal in a decision which confirms several prior Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)
UK
9 Jul 2019
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Loss Of Holiday Entitlement – Higher Hurdles For Employers If They Want To Ensure That Employees Lose The Right To Claim Outstanding Holiday Entitlement At The End Of The Calendar Year
The German Federal Leave Act (Bundesurlaubsgesetz) provides that employees forfeit the right to claim outstanding holiday entitlement at the end of the calendar year or at the end of a specific transfer period...
Germany
4 Jul 2019
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Changes To Tax Treatment Of Termination Payments
Draft legislation has now been published which will come into force in April 2018.
UK
16 Aug 2016
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Why It Matters Now
On 1 October 2016, regulations are expected to come into force in the UK which will require large private and voluntary sector employers to report annually on gender pay gap information.
UK
16 May 2016
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The Dismissal Of A Protected Employee In Consideration Of His/Her Repeated Or Long Sick Leaves Unrelated To An Occupational Disease Is Not Subject To A Prior Redeployment Obligation
Under French law, the dismissal of a ‘protected employee' i.e. an employee having a mandate of trade union or staff representative is subject to the prior authorisation of the French Labour Inspector.
France
25 Apr 2016
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What's New For Employment Law In 2016?
Readers may be glad to know that there is (perhaps) a less-busy year on the horizon in terms of changes to UK employment law.
UK
15 Jan 2016
9
New Rights For Zero-Hours Workers
A quick reminder that new rules in place as of 11 January 2016 give greater protection to zero-hours workers, protecting them from dismissal and suffering from a detriment...
UK
12 Jan 2016
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Time Travelling To And From Work Can Count As Working Time – UPDATED
The employees in this case worked for the security company, Tyco. They installed domestic and commercial security systems.
European Union
11 Sep 2015
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Restricted Stock Units (RSUs): What Is Going To Change With "Macron" Bill?
The so-called ‘Macron law' enacted on 6 August 20151 significantly changes the rules governing Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).
France
4 Sep 2015
12
The National Living Wage – Will It Cause A "Catastrophic Collapse"?
The National Living Wage comes into force in April 2016. This morning, the government announced it is doubling the penalties for minimum wage violators.
UK
3 Sep 2015
13
Key Employment Updates
The summer sun has not slowed the pace of important decisions and legislative updates for employers to be aware of. Summarised below are three of the most notable.
UK
24 Jul 2015
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Closing The Gender Pay Gap
This week the Government confirmed it will issue regulations requiring employers who have 250 or more employees to publish gender pay information. This blog explores the impact for employers.
UK
17 Jul 2015
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Time Travelling To And From Work Can Count As Working Time
The employees in this case installed and maintained security alarm systems. They had no fixed place of work.
European Union
18 Jun 2015
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UK Government Reveals New Legislative Programme - Implications For Employment Law
Following the unexpected victory by the Conservatives in the UK general election on 7 May, the Government has announced its programme for the next session of Parliament.
UK
4 Jun 2015
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Sickness Absence Management - Employee Rights, Risks And Recommendations
Under French law, the employment contract of an employee who is on sick leave is suspended.
Worldwide
7 Apr 2015
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Lock v British Gas - Eagerly Awaited Holiday Pay Judgment Now Handed Down
The recent line of holiday pay cases has led to widespread media coverage suggesting some employers’ payroll costs are due to soar.
UK
31 Mar 2015
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Contractual Flexibility Clauses Must Be Clear And Unambiguous To Give An Employer A Right To Make Unilateral Changes
In the case of Norman and others v National Audit Office UKEAT/0276/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") confirmed that flexibility clauses in employment contracts which seek to give employers the right to make unilateral changes to the contract’s terms will be interpreted restrictively against employers.
UK
11 Mar 2015
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VAT Charged On Invoices Relating To Defined Benefit Occupational Pension Schemes – All Change For HMRC’s Approach
HMRC has released new guidance dealing with the ability of sponsoring employers to recover input VAT in respect of supplier costs for running defined benefit occupational pension schemes
UK
18 Dec 2014
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