Russell and others v Transocean International Rescources Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 9th, 2011 in EC law, holiday pay, law reports, offshore installations, working time by tracey

Russell and others v Transocean International Rescources Ltd and others: [2011] UKSC 57;  [2011] WLR (D)  356

“Employees working on oil and gas installations in the North Sea whose contract of employment provided for a repeating shift pattern of two weeks’ work on the rig, followed by two weeks onshore on non-working ‘field break’, were not entitled to take their statutory holiday entitlement during time when they had been scheduled to work offshore.”

WLR Daily, 7th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Eurozone crisis: Cameron and Merkel agree framework for EU negotiations – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2011 in EC law, news, working time by tracey

“Britain looks set to be able to relax the EU’s controversial working time directive after David Cameron agreed a framework for negotiations with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in response to the eurozone crisis.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Williams and others v British Airways plc (Case C-155/10) – WLR Daily

Posted September 29th, 2011 in airlines, EC law, employment, law reports, remuneration, working time by sally

Williams and others v British Airways plc (Case C-155/10); [2011] WLR (D) 282

“An airline pilot was entitled, during his annual leave, not only to the maintenance of his basic salary, but also, first, to all the components intrinsically linked to the performance of the tasks which he was required to carry out under his contract of employment and in respect of which a monetary amount, included in the calculation of his total remuneration, was provided and, second, to all the elements relating to his personal and professional status as an airline pilot, pursuant to article 7 of Directive 2003/88/EC of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time and clause 3 of the Agreement annexed to Directive 2000/79/EC of 27 November 2000 concerning the European Agreement on the Organisation of Working Time of Mobile Workers in Civil Aviation, concluded by the Association of European Airlines, the European Transport Workers’ Federation, the European Cockpit Association, the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and the International Air Carrier Association.”

WLR Daily, 15th September 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 28th, 2011 in contract of employment, law reports, Supreme Court, working time by tracey

Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher and others [2011] UKSC 41;  [2011] WLR (D)  255

“In the employment context, the courts should focus on the reality of the relationship between the parties, which might not be accurately reflected by the written documentation. In deciding whether the terms of any written agreement in truth represented what was agreed, the relative bargaining power of the parties had to be taken into account.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

Source; www.iclr.co.uk

Servant paid £2.50 an hour wins tribunal against Arab Princess – Daily Telegraph

“An Arab Princess has been ordered to pay £175,000 in compensation to a servant paid less than £2.50 an hour who was forced to dig into his own pocket to cover the food bills from Harrods because Tesco was not considered good enough.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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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

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.



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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk