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Workplace Mobility Clauses – EAT GuidanceJanuary 8, 2018

Mobility of labour is vital to any modern economy and many employment contracts require staff to relocate from one workplace to another if their employer's...

Restrictive Covenants and Unlawful Restraint of TradeDecember 19, 2017

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are worthless if they are so broad as to amount to an unlawful restraint of trade. The Court of Appeal...

Employment Status – Uber Must Take its Case to the Court of AppealDecember 6, 2017

After the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and thus have the...

Part-Time Workers and DiscriminationDecember 5, 2017

The Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (PTWR), which came into force on 1 July 2000, established a minimum standard of fairness...

National Minimum Wage Rates 2018-2019December 4, 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will come...

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E-cigarettes in the Workplace

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does...

Early Conciliation – How Does it Work?

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Employee Rest Breaks

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours...

Employees’ Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements

Since 30 June 2014, all employees have had the right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment...

Employment Rights – Ministers of Religion

In President of the Methodist Conference v Preston, the Supreme Court ruled that a Methodist minister was not an employee of the Church and so...

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