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Holiday pay calculation should take into account commission – Court of Appeal confirmation

Holiday pay calculation should take into account commission – Court of Appeal confirmation

On 7 October 2016 the Court of Appeal (in the long-running case of Lock v British Gas) confirmed the current position in relation to commission and paid annual leave...

Parental leave – can you discriminate between mothers and fathers?

Parental leave – can you discriminate between mothers and fathers?

An Employment Tribunal has considered, for the first time, whether different parental leave policies for men and women can be discriminatory. The case will be of persuasive guidance to other Tribunals.

Gender Pay Reporting – are you ready?

Gender Pay Reporting – are you ready?

Average pay for men is greater than that for women. Since 1997, the gap between men and women's average pay has been monitored on a national level by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as part of its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings...

Care sector provider facing National Minimum Wage challenge

Care sector provider facing National Minimum Wage challenge

National Minimum Wage (NMW) problems in the care sector have been never been far from the news since the highly publicised case of Whittlestone v BJP Homesupport was decided by the courts in 2014. Since then a number of cases have condemned practices in the care sector by upholding workers...

Holiday Pay: The Basics

Holiday Pay: The Basics

Over recent months there has been a lot of discussion in the courts and in the press surrounding holiday pay calculations. In this blog we look at basics of holiday entitlement and the recent rulings which has changed how holiday pay needs to be calculated.

Controversial judgment in disabled worker case

Controversial judgment in disabled worker case

This week we look at a case with potentially far-reaching consequences for employers of people with disabilities.

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine on 'Protecting yourself during exit talks'

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine on 'Protecting yourself during exit talks'

Two recent decisions emphasise the importance of protecting your position while negotiating exits. Don’t open yourself up to significant costs by assuming that an agreement will be reached...

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - how can you avoid it?

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - how can you avoid it?

There has been a lot of activity in the news over the past few days surrounding pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace. The topic has become a forefront issue following a report carried out by the Women and Equalities Committee. In their report, the Women and Equalities...

Is it really Redundancy?

Is it really Redundancy?

Before embarking on a redundancy process, it is always prudent for employers to consider whether a genuine redundancy situation exists.

Sexual Harassment is no laughing matter

Sexual Harassment is no laughing matter

New research published by the TUC suggests that more than half of women say they have been sexually harassed at work and most admit to not reporting it...

Caught sleeping on the job?

Caught sleeping on the job?

This week we look at a case that highlights the importance of making it clear at the outset of appeal decisions, what outcome is expected.

Brexit and immigration – the current position

Brexit and immigration – the current position

Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, much has been written about the potential implications in respect of immigration.