Employment Law Updates
New Rates of National Minimum Wage
A brief reminder of forthcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage and other employment rates   From 1 April 2019, the National Minimum Wage increases as follows: Rates 2019 2018 National Living Wage (age 25+) £8.21 £7.83 Adult rate (age 21-24) £7.70 £7.38 Development rate (age 18-20) £6.15 £5.90 Young...
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Employment Law Updates
National Minimum Wage & Sleep-ins
There have been a lot of cases over the past year or so looking at what amounts to working time. This is important as where time is “working time” the national minimum wage is payable. In May last year, we reported an EAT case where it was decided that sleep-in...
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Employment Law Updates
Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime
The Appeal Tribunal has ruled that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. This follows a steady creep in this direction from previous cases looking at compulsory overtime.    The case in question (Flowers v East Of England Ambulance Trust) concerns a public body, and so...
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Employment Law Updates
An Example of a Practical Approach to Holiday Pay
When the self-employed are found to be workers And so are entitled to holiday pay An employer whose business model uses “gig staff” (presumed to be self-employed often) has told a committee of MP’s that if a worker takes them to Tribunal and wins, gaining rights to paid holiday and...
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