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UK: salary: default daily accrual rate of 1365 unless overridden by contractual terms
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee's salary accrues day to day pursuant to the Apportionment Act 1870, but the rate at which it accrues


Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on


UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered


Recent TUPE cases: transfer of union recognition and post-transfer dismissals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

On a TUPE transfer, trade union recognition only transfers if the transferred entity maintains an identity distinct from the rest of the transferee's undertaking


UK: Budget 2016: key announcements for employment law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

The 2016 Budget delivered by the Chancellor on 16 March includes the following: From April 2018, the Government will tighten the scope of the income


Round-up of UK employment law developments in FebruaryMarch 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2016

The Government has published draft regulations providing for mandatory gender pay reporting; consultation ended on 11 March 2016 and a revised final


UK: New publications: data transfer, discriminatory adverts, autism, bonus tax avoidance schemes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 17 2016

The Information Commissioner's Office has issued interim guidance following the publication of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield framework to


UK: April 2016 changes: tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, and tribunal rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

From 6 April 2016, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £78,335 to £78,962 and the cap on weekly pay (used to


UK: Bonus decisions: Wednesbury unreasonableness test is relevant
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Last year's Supreme Court ruling (see here) that employers may be required to consider all relevant factors and discount irrelevant ones (the public


Round-up of UK employment law developments in April 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2013

Employers may need to distance themselves from discriminatory remarks made by shareholders who are closely connected to or wield influence over the