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Five things we learnt in employment law this week (March 8...

The Court of Appeal has held that, where a ‘special case’ worker is unable to take an uninterrupted rest break, the employer does...

Night working – a foreseeable health and safety risk?

What do employers need to know when employing people to work overnight? Marwa Stavraetou, trainee solicitor at Gordon Dadds LLP, takes a look... There are many...

‘Lunch is for wimps’

Recent rulings in the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Justice have highlighted the claims employers can face from employees working excessive...

The Great Repeal Bill and its impact on employment law

A significant amount of UK employment law is derived from EU law so what's going to happen after Brexit? Louise Merrell, senior solicitor at...

Working Time Regulations: what happens when employees have multiple jobs?

The Working Time Regulations are designed with health and safety in mind, but this can be a challenge for employers when workers have multiple...

Sleep in shifts: do employers need to wake up to new...

Sarah Scholfield, employment solicitor at Glaisyers Solicitors LLP, takes a look at the recent EAT cases about night shift workers and explains what employers...

Five things we learnt in employment law this week (24 November...

A claim for an employer's "refusal" to permit rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be brought when the employer fails to...

Employers must proactively ensure working arrangements for workers’ rest breaks

Rest breaks - Meaning of 'Refusal' under Working Time Regulations In the case of Grange v Abellio London Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') has found...

Give us a break … could compensation be awarded for failure...

Could compensation be awarded for failure to provide a 20 minute rest? Ultimately, yes, says Serena Spink, associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP, although...

Do we have to pay overtime in holiday pay?

Do we have to pay overtime in holiday pay? What happens if we carry on paying basic pay only? This question is one which has...