Employment and Company & Commercial Law Updates 

Our Employment and Company & Commercial Law Updates Mailing List delivers Email bulletins containing short descriptions of new legislation and updates on important employment law cases.

It is free to subscribe.

National Minimum Wage & Sleep-ins

National Minimum Wage & Sleep-ins

An extremely important case for anyone who employs sleep-in staff has been reported today. The Court of Appeal has held that the only time that counts for national minimum wage purposes is time when the worker is required to be awake for the purposes of working. Read More

World Cup and HR management

World Cup and HR management

Now that the country appears to be sitting up and taking notice at our boys’ efforts, it is entirely possible that some staff might get a little carried away whether we win or lose. This might, in turn, lead to absence, and then the phone calls from angry bosses wanting to sack absent employees. Read More

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime

The Appeal Tribunal has handed down some guidance on when voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. The importance of getting this right is that over the years, considerable amounts of underpayment can accrue and then become due.
Read More

Worker or Self Employed?

Worker or Self Employed?

The Appeal Tribunal has ruled that someone taken on as self employed as a courier, was in fact a worker and entitled to minimum wage and paid holidays, potentially back to 1996. In reaching this decision, the court took into account the workers obligation to accept assignments when logged on, and the fact that a DBS check was required, which it said indicated Worker status. Read More

WARNING: Avoid the GDPR Boilerplate

WARNING: Avoid the GDPR Boilerplate

The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned organisations not to expect or to rely on boilerplate policies to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Read More

Directors’ Duties On GDPR

Directors’ Duties On GDPR

The forthcoming GDPR regime will require Directors to be able to show that they have knowledge of the steps taken within their company to comply with GDPR. To make life a little easier, we have prepared a memo to boards for this purpose and a set of minutes for the board meeting convened to discuss GDPR.
Read More

The Need To Carry Out Right To Work Checks

The Need To Carry Out Right To Work Checks

For those that don’t know, before employing a person you must check that they have the legal right to work in the UK. You do this by checking original copies of appropriate documents, taking copies of those documents and recording the date of the check. If the individual has a time limited right to work, you must repeat the check prior to the right to work expiring. Checks must be carried out for everyone, regardless of whether they are a foreign or English national. Read More

Working Time When On Stand By

Working Time When On Stand By

A European Court ruling, binding on UK courts has ruled that stand by time, even if the worker is at home, is working time for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations, if the worker is not free to come and go as they please. Read More

Redundancy: The Need To Bump Employees

Redundancy: The Need To Bump Employees

A case this month has focused on the need to consider bumping a safe employee out of a business in favour of giving his or her job to a redundant employee. The advice is to always consider the question, even if you don’t then bump anyone out. Read More

Legal Updates

Legal Updates

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!