Category Archives: HR Advice

Sleeping-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage

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A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that workers who are expected to be on the premises overnight may be entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for all of the hours they are on the premises, including hours when they are allowed to sleep. (read more)
   

Calculating holiday pay following Lock v British Gas Trading & others

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We have received several calls from clients regarding the recent case in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of Lock v British Gas Trading and others. (read more)
   

Are you supportive of flexible working legislation?

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All employees with more than 26 weeks’ service will have the legal right to request flexible working from their employer with effect from 30th June, 2014. (read more)
   

Who takes employers to an employment tribunal?

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In my experience, there are two broad types of characters that are willing to take their employer to an employment tribunal. Those that have been treated unfairly and have a genuine grievance and those that ‘think’ that they’ve been treated unfairly by their employer and have a grievance. Is there a difference? (read more)
   

Attracting and retaining older workers

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The Government have recently called for employers to proactively attract older workers and to encourage them to stay in employment for longer and has launched its new “Fuller Working Lives” framework to provide employers and employee with additional support. (read more)
   

Employees working long hours and the Working Time Directive

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In the last couple of months the most highlighted issue by an employee to me has been employees working longer hours because the business they work in is growing and has won more projects. These employees were not being disloyal or moaning for the sake of it, they are genuinely working longer hours than they have been. (read more)
   

Draft National Minimum Wage (NMW) Regulations Published

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The Government has published the draft NMW regulations that are due to come into effect on 1st October, 2014 (read more)