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Voluntary Overtime Must Be Included In Holiday Pay

Back on the 31st July 2017, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled in the case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others (2017), that voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts And Others (2017) The case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others (2017) […]

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Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements

Confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements have become for all intents and purposes a standard term of such agreements. Nevertheless, such clauses are not always enforceable. Moreover, the recent football sexual abuse scandal and the current debate over sexual harassment in the workplace, have led to confidentiality clauses being dubbed “gagging clauses”. Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2017/2018

There are a number of important employment law changes coming up. These include the following:- Gender Pay Gap Reporting The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came in to force from the 6th April 2017. Under these regulations, all organisations who employ 250 or more people are required to report on gender […]

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Reimbursement of Employment Tribunal Fees

Back on the 26th July 2017, the Supreme Court held that Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful. It was indicated at that juncture that there would be an announcement by the Government in around September 2017, as to what the process would be for reimbursing those that had already paid Employment Tribunal fees. However, to date […]

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The Public Sector Exit Payment Cap: The Latest News

It had been anticipated that the long awaited Public Sector Exit Payment Cap would come into force by around June 2017. However, the summer has now come and gone, and there is no news on when the payment cap will be implemented. The Public Sector Exit Payment Cap: Background The Enterprise Act 2016 (Commencement No. […]

Addison Lee Courier Held To Be Worker In ‘Gig Economy’ Case

A courier working for taxi company, Addison Lee, has been held by the Central London Employment Tribunal to be a worker, and not a self-employed independent contractor, in the latest ‘gig economy’ case on the issue of employment status. Gig Economy: The Addison Lee Ruling Employment judge, Joanna Wade, held at the Central London Employment […]

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Supreme Court Rules That Employment Tribunal Fees Are Unlawful

The Supreme Court has held that employment tribunal fees are unlawful in both UK and EU law The Judgment: Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that employment tribunal fees were “inconsistent with access to justice” They had brought about a 70% fall in the number of claims being commenced. Not only did […]

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ACAS Annual Report For 2016/17 Published. Shows Slight Increase In Early Conciliation Notifications

ACAS has just published its 2016/17 report and the ACAS annual report shows only a marginal increase in early conciliation notifications of 0.1% compared with the previous year. The 2016/17 ACAS Annual Report Findings The findings of the ACAS annual report were:- There was a 0.1% increase in the number of early conciliation notifications compared […]