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Tips to stay in workers’ pockets: government announces plans to legislate for improved tipping practices

United Kingdom - October 8 2021 In 2016, the government launched a consultation on the way in which tips and other discretionary service charges are paid to workers, with a view to…

Right to five days’ leave from day one of employment to be put in place for unpaid carers

United Kingdom - October 1 2021 On 23 September 2021, the UK Government published its response to the consultation on carer’s leave confirming its intention to introduce an…

Pension Schemes Act 2021: all eyes on 1 October 2021

United Kingdom - September 30 2021 Pension industry professionals, employers and trustees alike have been keenly awaiting changes to the pensions landscape brought in under the Pension…

PHI benefits - a new warning for employers

United Kingdom - September 29 2021 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held an employer liable to pay income protection payments to an employee, despite the payment not being…

Pensions minister “broadly disappointed” by pension schemes’ low uptake of stewardship action

United Kingdom - September 28 2021 With the role of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in pension scheme investments becoming an increasingly prominent topic amongst…

Consultation on “Making Flexible Working the Default”.

United Kingdom - September 27 2021 On 23 September 2021, the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation “Making Flexible Working the Default”…

Firefighters’ “standby time” is working time, says ECJ

European Union, United Kingdom - September 23 2021 In a case on Czech firefighters, the ECJ found that standby time, when a worker could be called back to work at two Minutes’ notice, should be…

Can an employer dismiss fairly even if it doesn’t offer a right of appeal?

United Kingdom - September 16 2021 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a dismissal was procedurally unfair where no right of appeal was extended to the employee in…

DSARs and Employment Tribunal proceedings

United Kingdom - September 16 2021 In May 2020, an employer refused to respond to a data subject access request (DSAR) made during the course of Employment Tribunal proceedings. Last…

ET upholds claim of indirect associative discrimination brought by claimant caring for disabled mother

European Union, United Kingdom - September 16 2021 The Employment Tribunal (ET) has upheld a claim of indirect associative discrimination related to disability in Follows v. Nationwide Building…