The government has today issued a press release setting out an 80 page ‘Good Work plan’ in response to last year’s Taylor Review on modern working practices. Four consultations are planned but there will be no immediate changes to the law. What is the government proposing to do? Ensure day-one rights such as holiday pay and sick pay entitlements… Read more »
Restrictive covenants – express terms in the contract of employment which restrict employees’ activities after they leave employment – can be vital in protecting your business. But careful drafting is essential. To be enforceable a covenant must be designed to protect a legitimate business interest (such as goodwill, trade secrets or confidential information) and must… Read more »
It is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 to discriminate in the workplace because of religion, religious belief, or philosophical belief, or lack of religion or belief. But what exactly is a philosophical belief and can protection extend to belief in or against Scottish independence? Earlier decisions indicate that whilst support of a political party… Read more »
How far back can a worker claim holiday pay where they have not taken any annual leave because it would not have been paid?
The Court of Justice of the European Union has decided today that the right to paid holiday carries over to termination where a worker has not taken annual leave because they would not have been paid for it. This has hugely significant consequences for holiday pay in the UK, particularly for self-employed contractors establishing worker… Read more »