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Voluntary overtime v Right to holiday pay

Voluntary overtime -v-  Right to holiday pay Regular voluntary overtime be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The EAT has confirmed in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and Others that “remuneration linked to overtime work that was performed …Read more…

 

Changes to the National Minimum and Living Wage – What are the benefits and consequences?

The National Living Wage was introduced in April 2016, which in effect created a higher minimum wage of £7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 and older. A year on, following further increases to the National Living and Minimum Wages …Read more…

 

Day v Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust & Health Education England (2017)

The Court of Appeal has decided that Health Education England may yet be liable for whistleblowing claims brought by junior doctors, in the high profile case of Day v Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust & Health Education England (2017). Facts …Read more…

 

Dress Codes and Headscarves

Dress codes and religious clothing have been considered by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in two cases recently and unfortunately their guidance is not as clear as it could be. The French case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions …Read more…

 

Trade Union Act 2016 – how will the legislation impact on the healthcare sector?

The Trade Union Act 2016 (“the Act”) results in significant changes to the right to strike and the power of trade unions. The Act (and a number of Regulations supporting it) implements the 2015 Conservative Party manifesto commitment to protect …Read more…