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An update on commission and holiday pay
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2015

In the case of Lock and ors v British Gas Trading Limited, the ECJ held that commission payments must be taken into account when calculating holiday


UK: is Type 2 diabetes a disability? (Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute)
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

In this case, the Claimant had diabetes which he managed primarily by avoiding sugary drinks. In order to determine whether a condition is a


Consolidation in the healthcare sector post-Dalton key HR & employment issues
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2015

The NHS looks set, once again, to be a key election battleground. But whichever policies are advanced by the national parties, one thing is clear the


TUPE transfer after share purchase
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2014

In Jackson Lloyd and Mears v Smith and others, the EAT had to decide whether there was a TUPE transfer when - One company (ML) had purchased 100 of


Injunction - to compel performance of an employment contract?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2014

The case of Ashworth v Royal National Theatre was unusual in that the claimants were professional musicians working on the long-running play 'War


The Queen sets out the legislative agenda for the last year of the coalition government - tougher penalties for failing to pay minimum wage and abuse of zero hours contracts
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 4 2014

"While it is important to ensure that employers are not using zero-hours contracts as a way to avoid paying the minimum wage, it also has to be


Bumping - how big does the pool have to be?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2013

In Contract Bottling v Cave, the employer was in financial difficulty and needed to make cuts in its administrative staff. It decided to create a


Will social media in the workplace make employers :) or :( ?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • February 27 2013

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. We know them all at home. Now, they are in the workplace. These new technologies bring many benefits - brand


Handshake Ltd v Summers - dismissal for 'some other substantial reason' does not include power struggle over contract terms
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2013

Under the Employment Rights Act, a dismissal may be fair for 'some other substantial reason' and previous cases have shown that this may be the case


Zero-hours contracts balancing interests
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2013

A recent survey revealing that the number of workers in the UK currently on so-called "zero-hours contracts" could be as high as one million - four