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Podcast: Key 2021 employment cases HR should know about

We highlight key cases due to be decided this year and discuss their impact on HR. These include cases on: worker status, holiday pay, the national minimum wage and sleep-in care workers, trade unions and collective bargaining, and equal pay.

The 2021 cases that we discuss will decide the following questions:

  • Are Uber drivers self-employed or are they workers, meaning that they are entitled to basic employment rights?
  • Are sleep-in care workers entitled to the national minimum wage while they are asleep?
  • Are employers permitted to make direct pay offers to employees "over the heads of the union" when collective bargaining breaks down?
  • Should employers include voluntary overtime in the calculation of employees' holiday pay?
  • How far should claims for the unlawful exclusion of overtime from holiday pay calculations be limited?
  • How should employers calculate holiday pay for term-time workers?
  • Are supermarket workers, who are mostly female, able to compare their pay with the pay of depot workers, who are predominantly male?