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  • BANK HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT FOR PART-TIME WORKERS by Angie, posted on 15th Jan 2018 Many companies start their holiday year from January to December...
  • THE WORKS CHRISTMAS PARTY SEASON IS ONCE AGAIN UPON US! by Fiona, posted on 8th Dec 2017 Christmas parties are a great chance for employees to let off some steam, bond outside of work and get to know each other without targets and deadlines looming...
  • BACK-DATED HOLIDAY PAY CLAIMS FROM MISCATEGORISED WORKERS by Fiona, posted on 1st Dec 2017 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled  in the case of King v Sash Windows that workers denied the opportunity to take paid holiday because they were wrongly categorised as self-employed should be able to back-date claims for holiday pay right back to the start of their engagement...
  • EMPLOYMENT STATUS by Paula, posted on 17th Nov 2017 Deliveroo has won a legal case regarding the employment status of its riders...
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF POLICY DOCUMENTS - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DISMISSAL BEING FAIR OR UNFAIR by Fiona, posted on 9th Nov 2017 The recent case of Plant v API Microelectronics Ltd showed how important it is to have the right policy documents in place...
  • EMPLOYER PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS COUNT TOWARDS A WEEK'S PAY by Fiona, posted on 20th Oct 2017 It has been long standing practice that when calculating a week's pay for redundancy payments and certain employment tribunal awards, that employer pension contributions are not included...
  • NEW LEAVE ALLOWANCE FOR GRIEVING PARENTS by Fiona, posted on 17th Oct 2017 Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible, there is no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for grieving parents...
  • WHAT TO CONSIDER IF YOU WANT TO SUSPEND AN EMPLOYEE by Fiona, posted on 10th Oct 2017 On 15th August 2017 the High Court heard the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth...
  • SOCIAL MEDIA - THE BIGGEST WORKPLACE DISTRACTION by Fiona, posted on 26th Sep 2017 Fleximize released their findings in July 2017 of a study into workers procrastination habits and identified that the instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most distracting platform...
  • MONITORING EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS by Fiona, posted on 12th Sep 2017 On 12th January 2016 The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section) heard the case of Barbulescu v Romania whereby a Romanian national, Mr Barbulescu, alleged that his employer's decision to terminate his contract had been based on a breach of his right to respect for his private life and correspondence and that the domestic courts had failed to protect his right; he relied on Article 8 of the Convention, which reads as follows: "1...