Spotlight on: Bereavement Leave

Employees are not given a statutory right to bereavement or compassionate leave. However they are permitted to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to enable them to deal with an emergency involving a dependant

Regular voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

In East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers 2019, Mr Flowers and his colleagues regularly did compulsory, non-guaranteed and voluntary overtime.

Can I ask my employee to go on garden leave or pay them in lieu of notice?

As long as the contract of employment allows:- you may pay the employee in lieu of notice so that they leave the company earlier; or

Your Questions Answered

Q: I understand there is to be a Bank Holiday on Friday, 8th May in 2020. Do we have to give this on top of the usual 8 bank holidays?

Benefits of Total Reward Statements

This is the time of year when many salaries and benefits packages are being reviewed. We often find that employees simply look at their salary/pay rate and sometimes underestimate the value of their entire reward package.

Mobile Phones and Driving

Today it’s easy to assume that everybody knows that it is an offence to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving, but it appears not.

Weekly Rest Periods

In 2017 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that a weekly rest period (day off) does not have to take place on the seventh day after working for six days straight. It ruled instead that it can happen at any point over

The Question Over Gagging Orders

Non-Disclosure agreements, also known as “gagging orders” or “hush agreements” are agreements between Companies and employees to prevent current or ex staff from making certain information public.

Reasonable Adjustments for Disability

In December 2018 the following case was brought to the EAT (Employment Appeals Tribunal): Mrs M Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom: UKEAT/0150/18/JOJ, 7 December 2018. The employee, Mrs Linsley, suffers from ulcerative colitis, which is identified as a disability.

Labour Pledge £10 Minimum Wage for All Ages

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that if the Labour Party gain power, they will scrap the “youth rate” minimum wage so that employees of all ages will be paid a minimum of £10 per hour.

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