Holiday pay and pensions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Doug Mullen and Billy Richards consider the pensions implications of a recent Supreme Court holiday pay case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th August 2022

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New Judgment: Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21 – UKSC Blog

Posted July 21st, 2022 in appeals, employment, flexible working, holiday pay, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘This appeal concerned the calculation of annual leave and holiday pay entitlements for workers who work for varying hours during only certain weeks of the year but have a contract throughout that year (“part–year workers”).’

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UKSC Blog, 20th July 2022

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How Has the Pandemic Changed the City Workplace? Top 10 Legal Issues in the Post-Pandemic Workplace – Littleton Chambers

‘The last two years have accelerated a number of trends which had already started to gain traction. The most obvious one is the move to remote working.’

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Littleton Chambers, 17th May 2022

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Law firm says staff can work from home – for 20% less pay – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2022 in flexible working, law firms, news, remuneration by sally

‘A London law firm has offered staff the option to work from home permanently, but the convenience comes at a price.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2022

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How Will The New Flexible Working Bill Protect Your Rights? – Each Other

Posted December 9th, 2021 in bills, consultations, employment, flexible working, news by sally

‘Earlier this year, a Bill was introduced in Parliament to give more workers the right to request and access flexible working options. But does it do enough to enhance workers’ rights?’

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Each Other, December 2021

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‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in employment, equality, families, flexible working, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2021

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Calling women ‘birds’ is ‘plainly sexist’, judge rules as Barclays banker wins discrimination claim – The Independent

‘A UK judge has ruled that calling women “birds” is “plainly sexist,” and even using the term jokingly is “foolish” in a landmark discrimination case. The ruling came following a tribunal brought by a Barclays investment banker after her boss repeatedly called women “birds.” ‘

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The Independent, 22nd September 2021

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UK staff to gain right to request flexible working from day one – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2021 in consultations, equality, flexible working, news, reasons by sally

‘Employees will have the right to request flexible working from the moment they start a job, with companies obliged to explain their reasons if it is then refused, the government will propose in a consultation document this week.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2021

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Is The End of Online Parliamentary Debates A Human Rights Issue? – Each Other

‘The Government stopped remote working in Parliament in July, leaving some representatives locked out. Now, a cross-section of MPs are calling on the Leader of the House of Commons to reinstate it.’

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Each Other, 8th September 2021

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Woman refused 5pm finish wins £185,000 payout – BBC News

‘Alice Thompson wanted to work shorter hours to pick her daughter up from nursery, but ended up resigning.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2021

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Can Your Employer Cut Your Pay For Working Remotely? – Each Other

Posted August 26th, 2021 in coronavirus, disabled persons, employment, flexible working, news, remuneration by sally

‘As the UK eases back into in-person work environments, some employers are considering pay cuts for employees who elect to work remotely.’

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Each Other, 25th August 2021

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Employer reasonable adjustment requirements highlighted in pay dispute – OUT-LAW.com

‘A recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provides useful guidance for employers about their obligations to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to pay to account for employee disability, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th August 2021

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Evaluation of flexible court hours stresses need to get lawyers onboard – Legal Futures

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in courts, flexible working, legal profession, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘Flexible operating hours (FOH) can make it easier for people to access civil and family justice, but there needs to a lot more work to bring solicitors and barristers on board, research into two pilot schemes has said.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2021

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Indirect Discrimination Against Working Mothers – Littleton Chambers

‘On 22 June 2021, the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down judgment in Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0220/19/LA. CLICK HERE to read the judgment.’

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Littleton Chambers, 23rd June 2021

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Revise sickness policies ahead of UK winter flu – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 24th, 2021 in coronavirus, employment, flexible working, news, sick leave, vaccination by sally

‘UK employers should revise their sickness policies before an anticipated increase in seasonal flu cases this winter to ensure lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic are reflected, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2021

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What employees need to know about their rights during COVID – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted June 24th, 2021 in coronavirus, employment, flexible working, news, remuneration by sally

‘Since the start of the global COVID pandemic, many employees have experienced upheaval, uncertainty, and disruption within their jobs. Some employees have experienced worry about their own personal safety when they are present at their place of work. For others, being furloughed might have put their long-term career aspirations into doubt. With COVID restrictions now easing and the UK firmly following the roadmap out of lockdown, new questions are emerging about employee rights. However, it is important to remember that all employees still have significant rights during COVID.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 21st June 2021

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Signs of progress as courts support barrister’s childcare responsibilities – Legal Futures

Posted June 24th, 2021 in barristers, breastfeeding, children, courts, flexible working, news, women by sally

‘A barrister has spoken about her “really positive” recent experiences of courts accommodating “the practicalities and balancing acts being carried out by those with children”.’

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Legal Futures, 24th June 2021

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NHS nurse sacked over weekend working wins landmark ruling – The Guardian

‘A community nurse who was sacked for not agreeing to work weekends has won a “landmark” ruling for working mothers after a judge said employment tribunals must take childcare disparity into account.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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Giving staff legal right to work from home will ‘cause corporate chaos’, businesses warn – The Independent

‘Businesses have warned Boris Johnson’s government that any attempt to give employees the legal right to work from home would cause “chaos” in offices across the country.’

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The Independent, 17th June 2021

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Senior City lawyers want to continue working flexibly – or will leave – Legal Futures

Posted April 16th, 2021 in coronavirus, employment, flexible working, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The major City law firms are on notice that their big hitters want a permanent post-Covid change in work patterns or some will look to leave, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 16th April 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk