Updated to include information on Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others, in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the calculation of holiday pay should include voluntary overtime.
Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.
Updated to include information on Secretary of State for Justice v Betts and others, in which the EAT considered if contracts of employment were void due to illegality.
Updated to include information on Hartley and others v King Edward VI College, in which the Supreme Court considered the rate of deduction from pay in respect of a one-day strike.
Updated to include a best practice guide for consultant job planning issued by NHS Improvement.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017.
An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.
In Adesokan v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd  IRLR 346 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employee's negligent failure to act constituted gross misconduct justifying summary dismissal.
The High Court has held that two ex-employees breached their contracts of employment by misusing confidential information belonging to their former employer's business. However, the High Court found that the employer had not suffered any financial loss and that it was entitled to only nominal damages of £1 from each employee.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's failure to take action to remedy a situation was a serious dereliction of his duty that amounted to gross misconduct.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.