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Employers must give workers the opportunity to take breaks.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR") provide that if a worker's daily working time exceeds six hours he is entitled to a rest


Disciplinary investigations and handling serious allegations.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The seriousness of the allegation will impact the duty of investigation to be imposed on the


Disciplinary sanctions and dismissal: When can employers rely on earlier warnings?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") confirmed that an employer cannot rely on a manifestly inappropriate final warning


Autumn Statement - Employment developments
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

As a result of the Autumn Statement tax reliefs have been removed relating to employee shareholder status. Previously an employee could become an


Christmas parties: When is an employer liable for drunken antics?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The High Court has ruled that a company was not vicariously liable for the assault on a manager, by a director, after the Christmas


Publication of Revised Gender Pay Gap Regulations
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2016

The Government has published revised Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the "Regulations"), which amend and update the


How narrow should 'activities' be interupted in TUPE transfers?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

Coventry City Council provided a range of services to homeless people through contracts with numerous providers. The claimants were employed by a


Failure to implement bespoke rosters for breastfeeding women amounted to indirect sex discrimination
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

EasyJet's failure to accommodate women who were breastfeeding by limiting their shifts to eight hours amounted to indirect sex discrimination


Court of Appeal decides that statutory holiday pay must include the contractual results-based commission.
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

This is an important case in the evolving field of holiday pay and variable remuneration. The Court of Appeal confirmed the Employment Appeal


Employers must give clear consideration to amend restrictive covenants.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

This case highlights the importance of providing consideration to employees when introducing or amending post-termination restrictive covenants once