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  • Appeal tribunal rules in favour of hotel waiters over employment rights

    Date:
    4 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Three hotel staff who were dismissed shortly after their contracts of employment began have successfully argued that they should have received a statement of employment rights, despite one worker being in their role for only six weeks.

  • Types of contract

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to take into account the Government's announcement in its Good work plan, on the right to request a stable contract.

  • New rights for agency and temporary workers revealed

    Date:
    17 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    New legislation to bolster workers' rights, including an extension of the right to a written statement of entitlements and closing a loophole that penalises agency staff, will be introduced today.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    All workers will have the right to request a more predictable and stable contractual working pattern after 26 weeks' continuous service.

  • Ireland on track to end zero-hour contracts

    Date:
    14 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Irish government has said it will end most zero-hour contracts in the country by summer as its Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill completed its final stages in the Seanad (senate) earlier this week.

  • EAT rules that implied term prevented dismissal of employee with long-term disability cover

    Date:
    5 December 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Awan v ICTS UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an implied term of the contract of employment prohibited the employer from dismissing the employee for medical capability while he was entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.

  • Date:
    21 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for temporary workers to assist over the busy Christmas period. Philip Richardson at law firm Stephensons looks at the dos and don'ts when recruiting temps.

  • Date:
    30 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Earlier this year, the European Union introduced a new directive to protect trade secrets and confidential information. Charlotte Marshall of law firm Blake Morgan explains what employers need to do to prevent staff from misusing commercially sensitive information.

  • Deductions from wages: Tribunals have jurisdiction to construe employment contract

    Date:
    5 October 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Agarwal v Cardiff University and another; Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive t/a Nexus v Anderson and others, the Court of Appeal held that employment tribunals have jurisdiction to construe contractual terms in the context of a claim for unlawful deductions from wages.

  • Part-time workers: Zero hours lecturer could compare himself to permanent full-time lecturer

    Date:
    21 June 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a lecturer employed under a zero hours contract was employed under the same type of contract as a permanent full-time lecturer for the purposes of his claim of less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551).

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