Inclusion of overtime in the calculation of holiday pay

There has been some speculation since last month as to how far back employees can claim unlawful deductions where the employer has not included voluntary overtime in the holiday pay. This matter has now been resolved with the government rushing through a piece of...

Fat is the new disabled

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision has today been handed down which sets out that those employees who are obese, can be protected under the Equality Act (Disability Discrimination). The case concerned a Danish man who was sacked as a child minder as he was too...

Christmas party reminder

Along with most lawyers, we usually send out a reminder at Christmas about the perils of the Christmas party.  This year, drawing on years of experience, we advise the following: Don’t pay for free drink all night. (We know you won’t need telling twice) It’s a really...

Government Launches A Free, Easy-To-Use, Legal Guidance Website!

The Trading Standards Institute has launched a free on-line resource that allows business owners to understand the trading standards laws and regulations that affect their specific business. Business Companion (www.businesscompanion.info) effectively cuts through the...