Category Archives: Employment Law

Government targets fathers to ‘Share the Joy’

The Government has launched an innovative new ‘Share the Joy’ campaign to encourage more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their baby’s first year.  The campaign launch follows discouraging research from the Department of Business, … Read more

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Time spent by employees “on call” to potentially attract pay

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled yesterday that periods on call must be considered to be working time and be paid accordingly. Rudy Matzak, a Belgian volunteer firefighter, began serving in 1981.  Mr Matzak was permitted to stay at … Read more

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Tesco Equal Pay

It has been reported today that Tesco is facing Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim. Pre-claim conciliation has been commenced in which women that work in stores claim their work to be of equal value with men that work in … Read more

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BBC discloses gender pay gap figures

The BBC is the latest organisation to comply with the reporting obligations in accordance with the Gender Pay Gap Regulations (GPG) 2017, having published their gender pay report together with an equal pay audit. The report shows the difference in … Read more

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Preparing for GDPR

Preparing for GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to enter into force on 25 May 2018 is set to bring in a number of changes to the current data protection regime as set out in the Data Protection … Read more

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Queen’s Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit

Through last week’s Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as … Read more

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GDPR Countdown

With just over a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force you may have started to think about how this impacts your business. A risk based approach is becoming more important because not only … Read more

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Religion v Rules

Muslim women’s rights to wear a headscarf and full-face veil in public places and within the workplace have been subject to major debate. Various European countries have addressed the issue, with France and Belgium restricting such women’s rights in 2011, … Read more

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Understanding the Timing of a Notice of termination

The requirement to give notice is an important part of an employment contract and is normally set out in an express term. If a contract is silent on when notice is deemed to be given, there is an implied term … Read more

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Pimlico Plumbers Plunge into Defeat

Pimlico Plumbers’ latest attempt to establish that their workforce is self-employed has failed. The London-based firm Pimlico Plumbers provides domestic maintenance requirements for both individual homes and businesses. Charlie Mullins, the founder, employs a workforce of over 270 skilled tradesmen … Read more

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