What to watch for in 2020

Contracts must be issued on day one of employment (or before)The government’s response to the Taylor Review of modern working...

Cases to watch in 2020

Do sleep-in shifts count as working time for the purposes of paying the minimum wage?In Royal Mencap Society vs Tomlinson-Blake;...

Forbes vs LHR Airport Ltd (2019) IRLR 890 EAT

SummaryOn the specific facts of this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer was not vicariously liable for...

Dewhurst (and others) vs Revisecatch and City Sprint UK Ltd ET/220251/2016

SummaryAlthough this is an Employment Tribunal case, so not binding in the same way that an Employment Appeal Tribunal or...

Baldeh vs Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd (UKEAT/0290/19/JOJ)

SummaryIn this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a dismissal could be discriminatory, even when an employer did not...

Key employment-related extracts from the Conservative manifesto

We (the Conservative party) will: Extend the entitlement to leave for unpaid carers, the majority of whom are women, to...

Is your workplace bully-proof?

Unfortunately, no organisation is impervious to the possibility of bullying occurring. Although it may be difficult for an organisation to...

Five tips for supporting mental health in the workplace

Over the last few decades, mental health has gained increasing traction for its importance alongside physical health in contributing to...

Six ways to improve work-life balance

A happy and healthy workforce yields dividends in terms of staff satisfaction as well as your reputation as an employer....

Holiday pay calculations change for zero-hours workers

From August 2019, employers are required to use an amended formula to calculate holiday pay for permanent casual, part-time and...