Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that the holiday pay of a worker on a zero hours contract placed on short-time working can be calculated on a pro rata basis.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers changes to terms and conditions.
In this case, the tribunal had to determine whether or not the employer had an implied contractual right to lay off an employee.
Practical guidance on implementing a lay-off or short-time working, including entitlement to guarantee payments and statutory redundancy pay.
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.
In our latest round-up of decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), we look at cases on equal pay, the principle of equal treatment as related to working conditions, the meaning of a transfer for the purposes of the business transfers Directive and, finally, guarantee payments to employees following the insolvency of their employers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to lay-offs and short-time working.