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Rest breaks at work

  • 26 January 2018
Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 workers are entitled to a 20 minute break when working for over 6 hours. This does not have to be paid. 
The recent case of Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd asked whether the break could be made up of several shorter breaks.
The Employment...

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Update on the abolition of tribunal fees

  • 19 January 2018
Many were shocked last year when the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees and tribunal appeal fees were unlawful.
As a result employees no longer have the deterrent of fees if they feel they have been treated badly. Unsurprisingly, tribunal claims were up by 64% by December.
This...

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Maternity Discrimination and Redundancy

  • 17 January 2018
Recent research has shown pregnancy and maternity related discrimination in the UK to be high and increasing. The number feeling forced out of a job has doubled in a decade.
A cross-party select committee has suggested that stronger protection should be put in place to protect women from redundancy ...

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Holiday can now be carried over for ‘workers’ previously thought to be self-employed

  • 12 January 2018
The case of King v Sash Windows Workshop Ltd considered whether a ‘worker’, who had previously been considered to be self-employed, should be allowed to carry their resultant holiday pay into a new holiday year.
The European Court of Justice said that when an employer has failed to...

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Happy New Year from Collingridge Employment Law

  • 05 January 2018

 

After a busy 2017 working with new and existing clients, Simon is delighted to welcome Rhian Hentschel back from maternity leave.  We are thrilled to be joined by Nicky Stibbs, who has joined CEL as an employment law consultant. Nicky joins us from Bevan Brittan where she was an...

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