In International Packaging Corporation (UK) Ltd v Joseph Balfour and others, the EAT holds that a reduction in earnings resulting from the unilateral introduction of short-time working amounted to an unauthorised deduction from wages under the Employment Rights Act 1996, in circumstances where there was no power in the employment contract for the employer to introduce this change without the agreement of the employees.
This week' s case round-up from Eversheds, covering: the right to vary hours and wages; and liability for stress-related illness.
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