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Holidays and sick leave: what employers need to know
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2009

In our last monthly E-Bulletin, we reported that the House of Lords had handed down its judgement in the case of HM Revenue and Customs v Stringer, which concerns the vexed question of statutory holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) when a worker is or has been absent on long-term sick leave


Tribunal procedure
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

Various changes in the tribunal rules to applications for extending time limits and dismissal of claims settled by ACAS came into force on 6 April


Redundancy pay to increase from October
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Government has published a final impact statement in relation to the budget proposal to increase redundancy pay


Individual not a worker where contract permitted unlimited substitution
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

Substitution clauses in agreements with contractors have again been looked at by the EAT, this time in the case of Premier Groundworks v Josza


Equal pay and "piggyback" claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

In McAvoy v South Tyneside Borough Council, female employees of three local councils who worked in predominantly female jobs brought equal pay claims under the Equal Pay Act 1970 (EqPA) arguing that their work was of equal value to men working in predominantly male jobs but who received extra bonuses


TUPE and insolvency
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

The Court of Appeal has heard the appeal in Oakland v Wellswood (Yorkshire) Ltd


TUPE update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

Recent decisions of the EAT have considered (1) whether TUPE applies where services are fragmented following a re-tendering exercise and (2) how collectively agreed terms apply post-transfer


Controlling shareholder can be an employee
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a shareholder and director of a company can also be an employee of the company, even in circumstances where their shareholding gives them total control over the company


Immigration and race discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The decision by a UK law firm to reject a job application on the grounds that the applicant for the job did not have permission to work in the UK has been held by the EAT to constitute indirect race discrimination


Defaulting employers to be "named and shamed"
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

With effect from 1 April, employers or individuals in England and Wales who fail to pay employment tribunal or EAT awards will be entered onto the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines when enforcement proceedings have been brought against them in a County Court