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Bad Weather Payments

Thursday, 12 April 2018 | posted in Employment

Should employees who cannot get to work due to bad weather be paid?  It depends on whether employees are hourly or salaried.

Can an employer withhold all or part of an employee's final wage if they terminate their contract without notice?

Monday, 11 December 2017 | posted in Employment

Employees who fail to give notice or give less notice than they are contractually obliged to do will be acting in breach of contract and potentially could be sued for damages...

Discrimination in Employment: who is protected and who is liable?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | posted in Employment

Employees and contract workers are primarily protected against unlawful discrimination.  With regard to employment, both employees and job applicants are protected...

Can employers ban headscarves?

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 | posted in Employment

The European Court of Justice has recently given judgment that a Belgian company's dress code banning employees from wearing any visible religious, political or philosophical symbols...

Can anyone ask for flexible working hours?

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 | posted in Employment

Originally, the right to request flexible working was limited to parents of young children. However, it is now available to all employees who have been employed for at least 26 weeks.

How will UK Employment Law be affected by Brexit?

Monday, 19 September 2016 | posted in Employment

A substantial proportion of the UK's Employment Law comes from the EU including discrimination rights, family leave and working time Regulations. Whilst it is unlikely that the UK would...

Garden leave - spending time in the garden?

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 | posted in Employment

Employees are put on "garden leave" when their employers want to stop them from performing their regular duties whilst working out their notice period.

What changes have been made to the right to request flexible working?

Monday, 10 November 2014 | posted in Employment

The right to request flexible working, which allows employees to request a contractual change in their working arrangements to care for a child or adult dependent, was extended to all employees this summer.

Are restrictive covenants in contracts of employment enforceable?

Friday, 19 September 2014 | posted in Employment

Restrictive covenants which restrict an employee's activities after their employment has ended can in some circumstances by void for being in restraint of trade and contrary to public policy.

What is the Acas early conciliation procedure?

Friday, 25 April 2014 | posted in Employment

The Acas early conciliation procedure became available on 6 April 2014 and must be followed by claimants who present claims in the majority of Employment Tribunal proceedings on or after 6 May 2014.

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