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The law on constructive dismissal

18th July 2018

The law on constructive dismissal has been under the spotlight recently. Sometimes, employees claim constructive dismissal because of a ‘last straw’ which pushes them over the edge. The courts have recently considered whether a fair disciplinary process – no matter what the outcome – can ever be that ‘last straw’. Ms Kaur was a nurse with

Payslips

18th July 2018

The catchily named Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2018 requires businesses to provide all ‘workers’ with an itemised pay slip. Previously, only employees were entitled to receive itemised statements. Workers will now have the right to bring an employment tribunal claim if businesses do not comply, and this extension of the

ACAS guidance on overtime

18th July 2018

Most employers use overtime at some point, to satisfy increased demands such as a large order or an unexpected increase in work.  The new ACAS guidance explains the difference between voluntary and compulsory overtime. It also describes the two types of compulsory overtime: Guaranteed overtime is where an employer has to offer overtime and the

Employee status and ‘umbrella’ contracts

18th July 2018

Can an individual employed as ‘bank staff’, with no guaranteed hours, be an ’employee’? Ms Lane-Angell worked for Hafal assisting vulnerable adults in police detention. Her contract said there were ‘no guaranteed hours’ and Hafal would use her services ‘as and when they are required, if you are available’. Ms Lane-Angell would communicate her availability which

Worker status

18th July 2018

There has been a lot of publicity lately about the employment status of individuals working in the gig economy. Employees and workers have more rights than the genuinely self-employed, so individuals are pushing for this status. Recently, the Supreme Court gave its decision in the high-profile Pimlico Plumbers case. Can someone be a ‘worker’ even

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