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  • 27 May 2016
    Metroline successfully defended an unfair dismissal claim from a bus driver dismissed for fraudulently claiming sick pay, even though the employee had a weight of medical information in his favour. The case serves as a useful reminder of what to do, and not to do if you suspect an employee of swinging the lead.

  • 1 Apr 2016
    From today 1st April 2016 the National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour which applies to all who are 25 and older. Basically this an extra minimum wage category with, for reasons we still quite fathom, a different review date. Read the article for the full run down on rates now in force.

  • 31 Mar 2016
    A well drafted restrictive covenant can be a useful thing – many employers have relied on them to stop former employees taking their confidential information to a competitor or indeed to stop the employee joining the competitor at all for a lengthy period. But a badly drafted Clause (as was the case in Bartholomews Agri Food Ltd Vs Thornton) is going to be worth the paper it’s written on, and a whole lot less if you actually try and enforce it. Read our article for our top tips for drafting restrictive covenants.

  • 30 Mar 2016
    For workers with no fixed base the first and last journeys are counted as ‘working time’, but this does not necessarily mean it has to be paid. To understand more about the implications of this case, from which developments are inevitable, please see our full article.

  • 25 Mar 2016
    If you employ one of the 5 million people who are entitled to commission or overtime, are you sure you are paying holiday pay correctly? In this article we clear up which earnings qualify for holiday pay and what employers should do to avoid claims for underpaid holiday, which could be substantial in some cases. To understand more about the latest case to emerge from the system and what it means for you, please click here.