Redundancy and Retirement Age

Redundancy and the Over Sixty-Fives The default retirement age of 65 was abolished in the UK in 2011. Employers can only impose a compulsory retirement age on employees if it can be objectively justified as a genuine occupational requirement.  Compulsory … Continue reading

Brexit & Employment Law

24 June 2016: Britain Votes to Leave:   In a 1974 judgement Lord Denning wrote of the (then) European Community Treaty “The treaty is like an incoming tide. It flows into the estuaries and up the rivers. It cannot be … Continue reading

Vicarious Liability

4 March 2016: Vicarious Liability: Last week we asked whether the BBC could be vicariously liable for Jeremy Clarkson punching and abusing his producer.   The Supreme Court has considered vicarious liability in employment this week in Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets … Continue reading

Holiday Pay for Part Time employees

13 November 2015: Holiday Pay and Part-Timers In Greenfield v The Care Bureau Ltd reported this week the European Court of Justice considered whether employers have to recalculate a part-time workers holiday leave entitlement retrospectively if she increases her hours. … Continue reading

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Working Time and Sleep

9 October 2015: Working Time and Sleep Earlier this year we wrote about whether the Working Time Regulations and National Minimum Wage covered time spent travelling to work. Another issue is whether an on-call night worker can claim the NMW for … Continue reading

Statutory Sick Pay

17 July 2015:  Pay As You Go Sick Pay? According to press reports this week David Cameron is prepared to look at making workers’ pay into flexible saving accounts to fund their own sick pay or unemployment benefits. Whether that … Continue reading