Posts Tagged Employment Law

May 2017 Employment Highlights

This month, read on for the importance of getting timing right in appeals when a case was not accepted at an EAT, even though it was just one hour late. Concerns about the ‘gig’ economy and holiday pay for those on zero hours contracts. Also, what happens […]

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November Employment Law Highlights

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last month that notice to leave the EU under Article 50 will be given  by the end of March 2017, the High Court held that the government does not have power to do this under the Royal Prerogative. It therefore seems that […]

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Employed or Self Employed HMRC crackdown

HMRC has announced it is to form a specialist team to examine working practices at organisations that use freelance staff to fill what amount to full-time roles. Employers that persistently use office-based freelance workers to cover what would otherwise be full-time positions avoid offering individuals any of […]

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Brexit – what happens to Employment Legislation

A significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, including discrimination rights, collective consultation obligations, transfer of undertakings regulations, family leave, working time regulations and duties to agency workers. In theory, the UK government could repeal all of this. However, the government is unlikely to take this step and it is far more probable that EU law will continue to exercise a significant influence, even after Brexit.

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ECJ Report on Working Time and Peripatetic workers

Following a ruling delivered on Thursday 11 September the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that time spent travelling to and from home by employees without a fixed working base should count towards time worked. The decision relates to a case – Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco […]

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