Are sleep-in workers entitled to National Minimum Wage for the duration of shifts?

Are sleep-in workers entitled to National Minimum Wage for the duration of shifts?

In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [2018], the Court of Appeal considered the rate of pay sleep-in workers are entitled to under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 (NMWR), when Read more…

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Posted on Nov 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Can employers refuse to reschedule a disciplinary hearing if union representatives are unavailable?

Can employers refuse to reschedule a disciplinary hearing if union representatives are unavailable?

Can an employer refuse to reschedule a disciplinary hearing if the employee’s chosen trade union representative is unavailable?  Under statute, yes, in certain circumstances. If the union representative is unable Read more…

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Posted on Oct 30th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Insurance in brief 2: Civil Liability Bill – where are we now?

Insurance in brief 2: Civil Liability Bill

Welcome to the second edition of the Scotland and Specialist Services division insurance news briefing.  The division, headed by Katherine Howells-Price, incorporates Lyons Davidson Scotland and our specialist defendant teams, Read more…

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Posted on Oct 11th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Insurance in brief: insurance news from Lyons Davidson Scotland and Specialist Services Division

Insurance in brief: insurance news from Lyons Davidson Scotland and Specialist Services Division

This is the first edition of the Scotland and Specialist Services division insurance news briefing.  The division, headed by Katherine Howells-Price, incorporates Lyons Davidson Scotland and our specialist defendant teams, Read more…

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Posted on Sep 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Internal investigations and audits: is your business creating a risk it can’t control?

Internal investigations and audits: is your business creating a risk it can’t control?

If your business is exposed to allegations of wrongdoing or threats of litigation, often internal investigations will be necessary to establish the facts and to determine what, if any, exposure Read more…

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Posted on Sep 12th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Calculating limitation dates after Acas Early Conciliation procedure

In Luton Borough Council v Haque, the Employment Appeals Tribunal clarified the procedure that should be adopted when calculating the limitation date for issuing a claim following Acas Early Conciliation. Read more…

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Posted on Aug 21st, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Paying men statutory Shared Parental Leave rate not direct sex discrimination

Paying men statutory Shared Parental Leave rate not direct sex discrimination

In Capita Customer Management v (1) Ali (2) Working Families (Intervenor), UKEAT/0161/17/BA, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer’s decision to pay enhanced maternity pay – but only Read more…

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Posted on Aug 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

On 2 July 2018, the government published a consultation paper seeking the public’s view on its new proposal for extending the minimum term of assured shorthold tenancies from six to Read more…

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Posted on Jul 12th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Supreme Court rules ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

Supreme Court rules ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

The Supreme Court has ruled that denying a couple the right to enter heterosexual civil partnerships is incompatible with human rights laws.

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Posted on Jul 4th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

The tournament kicked off in Russia on 14 June, with matches scheduled throughout the daytime and evenings, and the final taking place in Moscow on Sunday, 15 July. Football fever Read more…

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Posted on Jun 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

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