All items: Time off work

  • Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

    15 December 2016

    We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Will shared grandparental leave help or hinder employers?

    3 August 2016

    The Government plans a consultation on a new right to shared grandparental leave to support employees with childcare responsibilities.

  • Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

    22 July 2016

    So far in 2016, there have been notable employment law cases on: holiday pay; childcare vouchers; social media at work; fraudulent sick leave; and reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

  • Six common summer employment issues

    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

  • Holiday requests: three practical scenarios for HR

    22 June 2016

    Ashok Kanani looks at some scenarios that employers commonly face when employees request annual leave.

  • EU referendum: 12 European cases that have shaped UK employment law

    31 March 2016

    The "Brexit" referendum on whether or not the UK should withdraw from the European Union takes place on 23 June 2016. Stephen Simpson rounds up 12 key European cases that have had a major impact on UK employment law.

  • Lock holiday pay case: a defining point between EU and UK law?

    24 March 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why an appeal to the Court of Appeal in the commission and holiday pay case of British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock could be a defining point in the relationship between EU and UK law. He also explains why the Government's view is that the Working Time Regulations are capable of being interpreted to comply with the Working Time Directive's requirement that commission should be included in holiday pay calculations.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2015

    11 December 2015

    Key judgments in 2015 include cases on: working time; whistleblowing; holiday pay; annual leave during sickness absence; redundancy consultations; disability discrimination; and the role of HR in disciplinary proceedings. Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Holiday pay: the EAT decision that overtime should be included examined

    6 November 2014

    Consultant editor Darren Newman discusses the ruling on overtime and holiday pay in Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and another. While he suggests that the very narrow view of what constitutes "a series of deductions" for the purposes of back pay may not stand up to scrutiny, he considers that any appeal is extremely unlikely to result in a different ruling on the main issue of including overtime in holiday pay calculations.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off work.