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  • Working time: Rest breaks can be refused without having been requested

    Date:
    13 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2017] IRLR 108 EAT, the EAT held that a worker does not have to have made an explicit request to take a rest break under reg.12(1) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 for the employer to have refused a rest break for the purposes of reg.30(1)(a). It is sufficient that working arrangements operate in such a way as to prevent the break from being taken.

  • Annual leave: Commission should be included in holiday pay calculation

    Date:
    20 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd (No.2) [2016] IRLR 946 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal was correct to uphold an employment tribunal decision that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted to require employers to include workers' results-based commission in the calculation of their holiday pay.

  • Religious holidays policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.

  • Religious holidays contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.

  • Hours of work

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Line manager briefing looking at hours of work, including the rules that prescribe maximum working hours and the process for opting out of those rules, and exploring how to manage overtime and employees who overwork.

  • Working hours policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    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.

  • Working time: employers must take active steps to provide rest breaks

    Date:
    23 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Bank and public holidays 2018 (Northern Ireland)

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table listing the bank holidays in Northern Ireland in 2018.

  • Bank and public holidays 2018 (Scotland)

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table listing the bank holidays in Scotland in 2018.

  • Bank and public holidays 2018 (England and Wales)

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table listing the bank holidays in England and Wales in 2018.

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