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Employment Highlights July 2018

This month, the Court of Appeal held that carers working sleep-in shifts are only entitled to national minimum wage when they are required to be awake for the purposes of working, not when they are asleep but on call. The court considered the sleep-in exception in regulation 32 of

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What is banter?

The article below appeared in People Management on 19 June 2018. It highlights the question of what is banter, when does it stop being lighthearted and becomes targeted abuse. In the case documented below by Emily Burt, Mr Bali did raise a grievance which was investigated by

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FIFA World Cup 2018 and employment issues

So it seems we can’t argue with the viewing figures and love it or loath it, World Cup fever seems to be getting to most of us – well the 18 million or so who watched England’s match against Tunisia on Monday evening. The figures state that it

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Trade Union representative WAS unfairly dismissed

The following article was in People Management on 18 June 2018 and was written by Maggie Baska. In their duties as Union Reps, the Reps are often handed information. In this case, a rep used the information to raise a collective grievance, he was then dismissed. He

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

It’s summer time, long summer evenings, cricket at the weekends and summer holidays to look forward to, just remember the sun cream! The main focus of May, for me anyway, was GDPR and doing my best to ensure that my clients had the staffing side of GDPR

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