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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ask the Expert – Holiday Pay Carry Over

Does holiday pay carry over apply to cases where the employee could have taken the holiday but chose not to? One of our employees has not taken holidays for a number of years. He has now left our employment but is trying to claim backdated holiday pay. As far as […]

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Legal Issues – BIS Guidance on Zero-Hours Contracts Published

On 15 October, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published guidance on zero-hours contracts. This follows on from the provision in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 prohibiting the use of exclusivity clauses or terms in any zero-hours contract stopping someone with no guaranteed hours from […]

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What Would You Ask the Expert?

If you have enjoyed reading our newsletter this month, and there is something you would like to see covered in future updates, then get in touch at newsletter@navigatorlaw.co.uk.

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Tribunal Tale – Can “Unfriending” Amount to Workplace Bullying?

The Fair Work Commission in Australia has found that a woman who ‘unfriended’ a work colleague on Facebook committed workplace bullying. Rachael Roberts, an employee of a real estate agency, alleged she was being bullied by the owner’s wife, Mrs Bird, who worked in the business as the sales administrator. […]

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HR Issues – Fit for Work?

Although some employment issues come and go (depending upon business activities and the wider economy), the management of absence appears to be a constant frustration for many organisations. In relation to long-term absence (generally absences of 4 weeks or more), the government has developed the Fit for Work initiative. As […]

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Legal Issues – Shared Parental Leave to be Extended to Grandparents

On 5 October 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne announced that the Government intends that shared parental leave and pay will be extended to grandparents. The Government intends to introduce new legislation and consult on the details of this proposal during the first half of 2016. The Government aims to implement […]

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Another Successful Seminar in Glasgow!

Tuesday 6th October saw us back at Blythwood Square in Glasgow for the second in our Autumn series of Employment Law Update seminars 2015. The day began with rain, but that didn’t stop our delegates popping in and warming up with a coffee and a roll. This time, our seminar […]

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