Ministers to review curb on doctors hours – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in doctors, news, working time by sally

“Ministers are to review European rules that restrict the number of hours doctors can work.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2010

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Lawyers work ‘extreme’ overtime, study reveals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 1st, 2010 in legal profession, news, working time by sally

“Lawyers are among the most likely workers to do ‘extreme’ unpaid overtime, figures have revealed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th February 2010

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Judges to work overtime as cuts and delays put justice at risk – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2009 in courts, judiciary, news, working time by sally

“Courts face having to sit for an extra two hours a day as they struggle with rising workloads coupled with an unprecedented drive to cut costs.”

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The Times, 10th July 2009

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Stringer and others v HM Revenue and Customs (On appeal from Inland Revenue Comrs v Ainsworth and others) – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2009 in holiday pay, law reports, remuneration, sick leave, working time by sally

Stringer and others v HM Revenue and Customs (On appeal from Inland Revenue Comrs v Ainsworth and others [2009] UKHL 31; [2009] WLR (D) 178

“Employees were entitled to complain of the non-payment of statutory holiday pay as an unlawful deduction from wages pursuant to ss 13 and 23 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 as well as under regs 13 and 16 or 14 of the Working Time Regulations 1998.”

WLR Daily, 10th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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British Airways plc v Williams and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted April 28th, 2009 in airlines, law reports, remuneration, working time by sally

British Airways plc v Williams and Others

Court of Appeal

“An airline which based its paid annual leave rate for pilots on their basic salary rather than on what they might be expected actually to earn, including supplements, was not in breach of the statutory holiday pay requirements.”

The Times, 28th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Stringer and Others v HM Revenue and Customs; Schultz-Hoff v Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund Joined Cases C-520/06 and C-350/06 – Times Law Reports

Posted January 28th, 2009 in EC law, law reports, sick leave, working time by sally

Stringer and Others v HM Revenue and Customs; Schultz-Hoff v Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund Joined Cases C-520/06 and C-350/06

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“Workers or former workers who in a particular year were on sick leave and for that reason were unable to exercise their right to paid annual leave in that year, were entitled to exercise the right at a later time, or, in the case of former workers, to compensation in lieu.”

The Times, 28th January 2009

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Stringer and others v HM Revenue and Customs (Case C-520/06); Schultz-Hoff v Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (Case C-350/06) – WLR Daily

Posted January 22nd, 2009 in EC law, law reports, sick leave, working time by sally

Stringer and others v HM Revenue and Customs (Case C-520/06); Schultz-Hoff v Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (Case C-350/06); [2009] WLR (D) 13

Employees who by reason of illness were not able to take paid annual leave in the year in which it was due were not for that reason to be deprived of the right to paid annual leave at a later time or, in the case of employees who had been dismissed, to a payment in lieu.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Sick workers entitled to full holiday pay, European court rules – The Times

Posted January 20th, 2009 in EC law, news, sick leave, working time by sally

“Workers on long-term sick leave are entitled to paid holidays, one of Europe’s highest courts ruled today.”

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The Times, 20th January 2009

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British opt-out from 48-hour working week defeated in Strasbourg – The Times

Posted December 17th, 2008 in EC law, news, working time by sally

“Britain’s opt-out from the EU’s 48-hour working week was soundly defeated in a vote by the European Parliament today, with many Labour MEPs voting against the Government’s attempts to keep the measure first won by John Major in 1993.”

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The Times, 17th December 2008

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Fresh row over UK’s long working hours – The Independent

Posted November 5th, 2008 in news, working time by sally

“The Government tonight pledged to ‘stand firm’ to maintain an opt-out to the Working Time Directive after a committee of Euro MPs, including a Labour member, voted to scrap it.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2008

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Law firms ‘losing talent over hours and work-life balance’ – The Times

Posted October 13th, 2008 in law firms, news, working time by sally

“The culture in City law firms of working long hours is draining talent from the legal profession, according to research to be published this week.”

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The Times, 13th October 2008

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Headteacher Vanessa Aldridge barred from school for working too hard – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, teachers, working time by sally

“A devoted headteacher was suspended from her rural primary school for working too hard – only eight days before she was due to retire.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2008

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Working hours: UK bosses retain right to overtime – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in EC law, news, working time by sally

“British employers will retain the right to ask employees to work more than 48 hours a week following EU talks in Luxembourg earlier today. ”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

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Bus passengers in EU law “farce” – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2008 in EC law, news, transport, working time by sally

“Passengers across the UK have been hit by EU rules on working hours meant to protect drivers, bus companies say.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2008

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Long-hours working on the rise again in UK – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2007 in news, statistics, working time by sally

“A culture of working long hours is on the rise once more in the UK after a decade of gradual decline, according to figures today. More than one in eight of the British workforce now work more than 48 hours a week, the maximum allowed under the law unless workers agree to waive that limit.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2007

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Half of law students expect 50-hour working week – Legal Week

Posted May 3rd, 2007 in legal profession, working time by sally

“Almost half of all law students expect to work more than 50 hours a week after qualifying into the profession, according to new research, with just 1% of prospective lawyers targeting a career in-house.” 

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Legal Week, 3rd May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com