We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.
Updated to include information on Grange v Abellio London Ltd, in which the EAT held that an employer has a proactive duty to ensure a worker's entitlement to take a rest break.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer has a proactive duty to ensure a worker's entitlement to take a rest break, and that entitlement will be "refused" if the employer puts into place working arrangements that fail to allow the taking of the required rest break.
A table listing the bank holidays in Northern Ireland in 2018.
A table listing the bank holidays in Scotland in 2018.
A table listing the bank holidays in England and Wales in 2018.
The Court of Appeal has held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was correct to uphold an employment tribunal decision that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted to require employers to include a worker's commission in the calculation of his or her holiday pay.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) reiterated that if sickness prevents a worker from taking annual leave, his or her annual leave can be carried forward into the next holiday year. Bethan Odey summarises the case.
An employment tribunal has held that payments for purely voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay.
The Maritime Coastguard Agency consults on new draft consolidation legislation on the limits on working time for merchant shipping.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working time.