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Mulberry’s Awarded South England Employment Law Firm of the Year 2022/2023
Uncategorised Aug 31, 2022
Employment Law Update August Courts rule against 12.07% calculation for part time holiday pay The Supreme Court have ruled that the 5.6 weeks’ annual leave entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998 should not be reduced pro rata for staff who do not work standardised hours. (Harpur Trust v Brazel  UKSC 21 (20 July[…]
Congratulations to the English Women’s Football Team – Champions of Europe!
Uncategorised Aug 01, 2022
Four day working week trial begins Trialling of a four day working week is being led by campaign group “4 Day Week Global” https://www.4dayweek.com. They claim that the move during the 19th century from a six day to a five day week is long overdue for an overhaul and that with developments in technology there[…]
There is a widely held myth that there is a certain threshold at which it becomes too hot to work. There is no such threshold, instead the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stipulates under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations of 1992 that employers have a responsibility to ensure that working conditions are “reasonable”, but there[…]
Asking job applicants and employees about their health: how to stay on the right side of the law
Uncategorised Jul 11, 2022
Asking job applicants and employees about their health: how to stay on the right side of the law When recruiting and managing employees, employers want to know that their employees are up to the job and in the post COVID world, whether might they pose a risk to other employees, clients or customers. While asking[…]
Enforcing Restrictive Covenants The recent decision in Planon Ltd v Gilligan  has highlighted the problems of enforcing restrictive covenants – an important strategy employers use to prevent a leaving employee from soliciting work in a similar field within a certain geographical area and for a certain length of time, firstly within the employment contract[…]
Last month’s statement by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission that “long Covid ” should not be treated as a disability, gave rise to a media storm and panic for many employees who suffer from this condition and are struggling to have their needs met in the workplace. In a landmark decision on 20th June the[…]
I suspect many of you have been there. You have an employee who you suspect is abusing the company sick pay scheme. You believe they are not really sick or that they avoiding a forthcoming disciplinary or capability hearing. Whilst you may well be right, should you take any decision which will detrimentally affect that[…]
The Equal Pay Gap affecting the LGBTQ+ community The BBC recently reported in its Worklife feature that a decade after graduation employees from the LGBTQ+ community in the US earn 22% less than their straight counterparts according to findings from Social Science Research Network in April 2022. Stark and shocking figures. Higher than the equal[…]