Category Archives: employment

Commission included in holiday pay calculations

Last year, we reported on the case of Bear Scotland which held that statutory holiday pay under Article 7 of the Working Time Directive was to be calculated by reference to normal remuneration intrinsically linked to a settled pattern of … Continue reading

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Government Funded Occupational Health Service to go live in 2015

The Health & Work Service is a government funded occupational health service due to go live in April 2015 (with roll-out from late 2014). The service is part of the government’s long-term economic plan to help employees and employers in … Continue reading

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Reinstatement after an Unfair Dismissal

Where a Tribunal upholds a complaint of unfair dismissal it is able to make an order for reinstatement or re-engagement of the Claimant employee. In practice, orders for re-instatement or re-engagement are very unusual and are made in less than … Continue reading

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Is Obesity a Disability?

According to reports, around 64% of the adult population in the UK is classed as being overweight or obese and this figure, it is anticipated, is set to rise. In the workplace, obesity may sometimes hinder an employee’s health and … Continue reading

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Deduction in wages for failure to serve notice period

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a Tribunal decision that a clause entitling an employer to deduct a month’s salary if an employee fails to work their notice period was not a penalty, despite the employee not receiving their … Continue reading

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Government announces plans to ban Exclusivity Clauses in Zero Hours Contracts

Employees working under zero hour contracts will be free to find other employment to boost their income after the Business Secretary Vince Cable announced plans to ban exclusivity clauses. Today’s announcement follows a Government consultation into zero hours contracts to … Continue reading

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Reminder: Have you updated your LGPS Policy Statement on Discretions?

For those of you that are Scheme Employers participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), you will know that you are required to formulate, publish and keep under review a written Policy Statement on Discretions. Many of you will … Continue reading

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