Tag Archives: employment

Voluntary Overtime and Holiday Implications

Earlier this month the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) heard a case that will affect thousands of employers when it comes to calculating holiday pay. The case in question was: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts (and others) 56 employees brought a joint claim against the council in respect of voluntary overtime not being included in […]

The Taylor Review: A Quick Summary

Last week the Government released the findings of the ‘Taylor Review’, which looked at working practices of the modern economy in the UK. The review was instigated to review all the various aspects of the current modern working world and review how employment legislation and practices are coping with this evolution. The review was tasked […]

What is the new Apprenticeship Levy and how will it impact business?

From April 2017, employers with a wage bill of £3 million or more will pay a 0.5% levy to fund future apprenticeships into 2020.  In exchange for this contribution eligible employers will receive a £15,000 allowance – available through the Digital Apprenticeship Service (Online tools will be available over the next year, and users will be able […]

Ground Breaking Decision

Workers have today won a groundbreaking case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal to include overtime in holiday pay.  Previously when calculating holiday pay employers would only consider the employee’s basic pay however this ruling now means that people working voluntary overtime could claim for additional holiday pay. A ruling is yet to be made on […]

Love is in the air

  Statistics from People Management released by the CIPD suggests that 90% of employees have been sexually attracted to a colleague at work, 54% of people surveyed had taken it further and had sex with a colleague and 49% had “got romantic” at work! However what action can you take if you catch some one, […]

Employment Law changes being introduced today (31.01.14)

In the world of employment law, a lot of time in 2013 was spent discussing TUPE (via Government consultation).  This is the legislation which protects the employment of employees when the business they work for is transferred to new owners or where the contract they work on is awarded to a new supplier (e.g. where […]

Free ProAktive Breakfast Briefing: Employment and H&S Update

At ProAktive we care enough to understand your business. We would like to invite you to our next H&S and Employment Breakfast Briefing where we will be discussing in detail: Health & Safety H&S changes Fee for Intervention Corporate Manslaughter Employment Legislation Update Social Media: Halo & Horns Managing Absence & Performance: Getting the best […]