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    1. Do I have to pay employees who cannot get to work because of bad weather? In principle, you can refuse to pay an employee who cannot get to work because of severe weather such as heavy snow and ice. This is because an employee who is not working is not performing their contract of employment, and[…]

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      In a momentous judgment based on the principle of access to justice, the Supreme Court in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor has declared employment tribunal and EAT fees to be unlawful under both domestic and EU law. In the Court’s view, the order that brought the regime into effect was[…]

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    In Weatherilt v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal has jurisdiction to construe a contract of employment and decide on whether an implied term exists in the context of a wages claim under Part II of the Employment Rights Act 1996. In so holding, the EAT declined to follow[…]

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