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  • More autonomy means happier workers, according to research

    Date:
    25 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.

  • Working time: Rest breaks can be refused without having been requested

    Date:
    13 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2017] IRLR 108 EAT, the EAT held that a worker does not have to have made an explicit request to take a rest break under reg.12(1) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 for the employer to have refused a rest break for the purposes of reg.30(1)(a). It is sufficient that working arrangements operate in such a way as to prevent the break from being taken.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • ECJ considers holiday carry-over beyond sick leave

    Date:
    30 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    A worker's annual leave can be carried over into the following holiday year if sickness absence prevents holiday from being taken. But what if a worker is prevented from taking leave for other reasons beyond their control?

  • Date:
    27 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The clocks went forward an hour at 1:00am on Sunday 26 March 2017. But what does this mean for staff who were working a night shift? How will it affect their pay? Should they have gone home at their usual home time, even though they have worked less time?

  • Annual leave: Commission should be included in holiday pay calculation

    Date:
    20 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd (No.2) [2016] IRLR 946 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal was correct to uphold an employment tribunal decision that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted to require employers to include workers' results-based commission in the calculation of their holiday pay.

  • British Gas refused right to appeal in Lock holiday pay commission case

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    British Gas has been refused leave to appeal by the Supreme Court in the long-running case regarding the payment of commission during holiday.

  • Religious holidays policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.

  • Religious holidays contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.

  • Hours of work

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Line manager briefing looking at hours of work, including the rules that prescribe maximum working hours and the process for opting out of those rules, and exploring how to manage overtime and employees who overwork.

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