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Voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

Naomi Greenwood

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that voluntary overtime must be included when calculating holiday pay.

Changes to employment law proposed by review of modern working practices (the “gig economy”)

Katherine Maxwell

The gig economy is often defined as “a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs."

Don’t forget about gender pay gap reporting!

Stephanie Bowen

The BBC has, once again, found itself amongst a media storm after publishing the salaries of its highest paid stars.

Ensure you calculate ‘a week’s pay’ correctly

Emma Edis

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently upheld a ruling by the Employment Tribunal that an employer’s pension contributions should now be included when calculating a week’s pay.

Watch out – you may see more employment claims being brought by employees!

Naomi Greenwood

On 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment, finding that tribunal fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are no longer lawful. 

Don’t get caught out – check your family friendly policies are not discriminatory

Katherine Maxwell

Shared parental leave (SPL), which came into force in April 2015, allows parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave, 37 of which are paid, following the birth or adoption of a child. 

Settlement Agreements - ensuring a MOORE favourable exit

Naomi Greenwood

If you find yourself in circumstances where you are offered a Settlement Agreement (formerly known as Compromise Agreement) upon leaving a business, understanding the terms and deciding whether to accept can be quite daunting.

Are you able to ban an employee from wearing a headscarf at work?

Naomi Greenwood

In short the answer is yes but only in certain cases. In the recent months there has been a high level of media coverage on this topic following the European Court of Justice giving judgement in two cases relating to Muslim women whose employment was terminated because of their insistence on wearing headscarves in the workplace. 

Discrimination should not be inferred simply because the employer’s conduct has been unreasonable

Katherine Maxwell

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently handed down their judgment in Kent Police v Bowler. They confirmed that an Employment Tribunal should not infer discrimination simply because the employer’s conduct has been unreasonable, there must also be discriminatory behaviour.

An update on the gig economy

Emma Edis

The term ‘gig economy’ is a fairly new term which you are likely to have heard in the media. Some have defined the gig economy as "a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs". It is thought that approximately 5 million people work in this type of capacity in the UK.

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