Employers are under no obligation to pay staff who cannot make it into work because of the tube strike, permitted that the workplace remains open. This question is also commonly asked when staff are prevented
Cornish people are to be granted ‘national minority’ status under the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
This means that the UK has agreed to protect
When two of your staff members have fallen out and are creating a negative atmosphere at work – what can you do? You might get them together and tell them to stop behaving like children and that their
An interim report on zero hours contracts has been published by the Scottish Affairs Committee, and this will be used in the Government’s overall response to the consultation run earlier this year.
For the purposes of receiving statutory redundancy pay, and employee is made redundant if:
The employer has ceased or intends to cease to carry on the business;
The employer has ceased or intends to
An employee is entitled to time off during normal working hours to receive ante-natal care. This right is available from day 1 of employment, and the employee must be paid as normal during this time off.
Workers are entitled to a daily rest period of at least 11 consecutive hours in each 24 hour period during which they work. It is not necessary for the 11 hours to fall in the same calendar day provided
Generally, it is unlawful to make deductions from pay without the agreement of the employee; breach of this rule means that an employee could bring a claim to tribunal.
Consent does not need to be obtained
Refusing to employ someone on grounds related to trade union membership is unlawful. It is, therefore, unlawful to refuse employment to an individual because he/she is a member of a trade union, because
Both are used as an alternative to going to a tribunal claim and have lately been championed by the Government – albeit in different ways – but what is the difference between the two?