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Archives: April 2017

Mencap EAT decision: Sleep Ins and the National Minimum Wage

Background Judgment has been delivered by the EAT in a group of cases heard as a collective appeal on the issue of care workers’ sleep-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The three cases concerned a very similar issue of whether a carer performing a sleep-in shift was working during the shift and therefore whether they were entitled to …

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‘The office romance’ – an overview of the recent cases

Whilst there are no explicit laws governing workplace relationships in the UK, the ‘office romance’ can be a potential headache for employers, giving rise to a host of employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal. Although employers may be keen for employees to get to know one another socially as well as professionally, employers need to be aware …

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When does a notice period start to run when the notice is sent by post?

In the case of Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Court of Appeal considered when notice of termination is deemed to be effective when the notice is sent by post. The Court held that where an employer posted a letter to an employee giving notice of termination, in the absence of a specific contractual term identifying when …

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