employment law

  1. This guidance note sets out the significant changes to the calculation of holiday pay that are expected to come into effect from 2024 and how these changes might affect both employers and employees. It includes information about the concept of ‘rolled-up’ holiday pay as a way of calculating payment of annual leave for employees with […]

  2. On 4th October 2023 the Supreme Court provided its findings on Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew and others. The case dealt with the issue of how far back an employee could claim for backdated holiday pay. Such a claim can be brought against an employer as a […]

  3. The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act received Royal Assent on 24 May 2023 and came into force on 24th July 2023. This new law offers greater protection against redundancy for pregnant employees and new parents. Its aim is to combat discrimination in the workplace, with special attention placed on new parent’s returning […]

  4. Can CCTV Be Used as Evidence in a Disciplinary UK? Organisations might think that they can just use CCTV evidence in disciplinary investigations without further thought, provided it shows the employee doing something they shouldn’t, or not doing the work they should be doing. However, it’s more complicated than that. We would advise that before […]

  5. Twitter is being threatened with multiple claims by their employees following mass redundancies. This provides a stark reminder to all employers of the risks that comes with an employer implementing large scale redundancy exercises. Following Twitter’s takeover by Elon Musk in 2022, the company immediately took steps to drastically reduce its global headcount with suggestions that it […]

  6. Research carried out by the Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality and woman’s rights, has highlighted the challenges faced by women going through the menopause. The research was focused on the UK’s financial services industry. Menopause Research For many, the menopause occurs at just the point at which the opportunity to reach […]

  7. Rolled-up holiday pay is the practice of paying holiday pay in the normal pay to a worker throughout their employment and not paying any holiday pay while the worker is on actual holiday. Since the introduction of Working Time Regulations (WTR) in 1998, this practice, for the most part, has died out. And is now […]