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Archives: February 2016

Judgment in Lock v British Gas: Holiday pay must include commission

The judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has been handed down today (22 February) in the case of  Lock v British Gas and has been determined in favour of Mr Lock and his colleagues. The long awaited decision has been watched closely by employers and workers alike and is likely to have implications for many other employers and workers …

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Devolving powers to extend Sunday trading

The Government has announced that it will go ahead with its plan to devolve the power to extend Sunday trading hours in England and Wales to local authorities.

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Gender pay reporting: Government consults on draft regulations

The Government has launched a consultation into the proposed gender pay gap regulations. This is a follow up to the earlier consultation on how to increase pay transparency, and focuses specifically on draft regulations which will apply to private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 employees.

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Disability discrimination: What is a normal ‘day to day activity?’

Under the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled employees. The first hurdle for any employee alleging disability discrimination is to establish that they are ‘disabled’ under the Act.

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Cracking down on legal highs

In the wake of increased public pressure, the Government is cracking down on legal highs and ACAS has issued useful guidance on the issue for employers.

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Right to rent checks go live

Back in October 2015, we brought you the announcement that the Government would be expecting landlords to join in the battle against illegal immigration. This new regime, where private landlords will be required to do “right to rent” checks on prospective tenants, goes live today.

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