British Airways plc v Williams and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 7th, 2009 in airlines, law reports, remuneration, working time by sally

British Airways plc v Williams and others [2009] EWCA Civ 281; [2009] WLR (D) 126

“An airline which had paid its pilots during the period of their ‘paid annual leave’ by reference to their basic salary, rather than the pay they might expect to earn, including supplements, during a working week, was not in breach of the applicable statutory requirements as to payment of such paid annual leave.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2009

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Sinclair v Glatt and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2009 in assets recovery, expenses, law reports, receivers, remuneration by sally

Sinclair v Glatt and others [2009] EWCA Civ 176; [2009] WLR (D) 97

“A receiver appointed pursuant to s 77 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to get in the assets of a convicted money launderer was entitled to recover his remuneration, costs and expenses from the realisable assets caught by the order. That right extended to assets to which the convicted person had legal title but which were beneficially owned by someone else.”

WLR Daily, 16th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Unpublished research confirms bar earnings divide – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 6th, 2009 in barristers, news, remuneration by sally

“Widely held suspicions that white male barristers earn far more than their female and ethnic-minority colleagues have been confirmed by unpublished research commissioned by the Bar Council.”

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Law Gazette’s Gazette, 5th March 2009

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Trader who received £1.2m bonus can sue for extra £100,000, court rules – The Times

Posted February 12th, 2009 in jurisdiction, news, remuneration, tribunals by sally

“A City trader who is suing his employer claiming that he was underpaid £100,000 after receiving a £1.2 million bonus has won the right to continue his case.”

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The Times, 11th February 2009

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Bankers consider legal action over bonuses – The Times

Posted February 10th, 2009 in news, remuneration by sally

“Banks could face legal action by disgruntled workers if they are denied bonuses, a leading employment lawyer said.”

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The Times, 10th February 2009

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Freshfields puts the brake on spiral of law salaries – The Times

Posted February 10th, 2009 in law firms, news, remuneration by sally

“Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of Britain’s oldest law firms, yesterday called a ceasefire in a pay war in which starting salaries for City lawyers have risen to more than £90,000.”

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The Times, 10th February 2009

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Call to stop ex-ministers cashing in on contacts – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2009 in news, parliament, remuneration by sally

“Former ministers can exploit loose and ambiguous guidelines on lobbying to cash in ‘with impunity’ on their inside knowledge of Westminster, a Commons committee warns.”

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The Independent, 5th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Law firm bypasses banks to protect partners’ payouts – The Times

Posted December 5th, 2008 in law firms, news, partnerships, remuneration by sally

“A leading UK law firm has paid its partners £12 million in profits ahead of schedule because it believes that the money will be safer in private rather than corporate bank accounts.”

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The Times, 5th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Partners at UK’s ten biggest law firms take home £1.1m in profits – The Times

Posted November 19th, 2008 in law firms, news, partnerships, remuneration by sally

“Partners at Britain’s ten biggest law firms took home an average of £1.1 million in profits last year.”

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The Times, 19th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Salaries for in-house lawyers defy downturn – The Times

Posted October 23rd, 2008 in legal profession, news, remuneration by sally

“Salaries for lawyers at the UK’s top companies are defying the economic downturn, according to new research, rising comfortably ahead of inflation.”

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The Times, 23rd October 2008

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Minimum wage rise is now in force – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, remuneration by sally

“An increase in the national minimum wage from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour for adult workers has come into force.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

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Bankers could sue if FSA action leads to slashed bonuses – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 26th, 2008 in banking, news, remuneration by sally

“Bankers could sue their employers if their bonuses are cut in the aftermath of the financial meltdown of the past 10 days, according to one employment law expert who said City workers have a ‘significant expectation’ of large bonuses.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Police want law change to uphold pay decisions – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in news, police, remuneration by sally

“Police want a change in the law to ensure the Government upholds future pay decisions of independent arbiters.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Minimum wage for apprentices increased by £15 – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2008 in news, remuneration by sally

“The minimum wage for young people in apprenticeships will rise by £15 a week in a bid to boost vocational education, the skills secretary announced today.”

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The Guardian, 9th September 2008

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Re-grading staff could beat discrimination claims, says Acas – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 3rd, 2008 in dispute resolution, equal pay, news, remuneration by sally

“Employers should undertake job evaluation programmes to avoid being caught up in the escalating number of discrimination claims reaching Employment Tribunals, the Government’s dispute resolution service has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd September 2008

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Employers fear extension of Equalities Bill – The Times

Posted August 11th, 2008 in employment, equality, news, remuneration by sally

“Business groups are stepping up pressure on the Government amid growing fears that the forthcoming Equalities Bill will set new requirements for pay audits in the private sector and increase other regulations.”

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The Times, 11th August 2008

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Pay apprentices the national minimum wage, TUC demands – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2008 in news, remuneration by sally

“Apprentices must no longer be excluded from the national minimum wage and should earn at least £110 a week, unions demanded today (7 August).”

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The Guardian, 7th August 2008

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Restaurant tipping law to change – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2008 in employment, news, remuneration by sally

“Employers are to be banned from using tips and service charges to ‘top up’ staff pay to meet the minimum wage, under government plans.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2008

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Victory for fair tips campaign as ministers act – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2008 in employment, news, remuneration by sally

“The Government is to outlaw the practice under which restaurants pay staff less than the national minimum wage and make up the rest in tips, following The Independent’s ‘fair tips, fair pay’ campaign.”

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The Independent, 28th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Restaurants chains accused of taking tips from waiting staff – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2008 in employment, news, remuneration by sally

“A campaign to stop restaurants from keeping a portion of the £4 billion tips left for low-paid waiting staff each year is gaining momentum. MPs are now calling for a loophole in the law to be closed, to stop major restaurant chains from using the service tips left by customers to top up earnings so they reach the minimum wage, or meet costs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk