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You Don’t Have to Be Awake to Receive the National Minimum Wage

Many people might think that those who sleep on the job would not be entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) whilst their eyes are closed. But that is by no means always the case and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given guidance on the issue in an important test case, particularly for the care sector. The EAT was dealing with three appeals...

Employees Must Never Be Penalised for Standing on Their Rights

It is hardly surprising that some people feel reluctant to make legal complaints about their existing employers. However, as one case concerning an NHS worker strikingly showed, such claims are commonplace and the law requires that employees must never be penalised for standing up for their rights. The biochemist had in the past brought a successful race...

National Minimum Wage Increases April 2017

It’s that time of year again when the National Minimum and National Living Wage is increase to help the Government meet its target of a National Living Wage of £9.00 per hour by 2020. Below you will find a quick reference table showing 1st October 2016 rates compared to 1st April 2017 rates to easily identify the increases to be applied. Age 1st October...

Teacher Assaulted by Pupil Unfairly Sacked After Long-Term Sick Leave

Long-term sick leave can be a headache for employers, but it is absolutely vital that workers are given every opportunity to get better and return to work. In one case that proved the point, a teacher who was off work for over a year after she was assaulted by a pupil has won the right to compensation following her dismissal. Although her physical injuries were...

Indirect Discrimination – Supreme Court Lays Down the Law

The Supreme Court has urged employers to modify provisions, criteria or practices (PCPs) that disadvantage protected minority groups – even if no reason can be discerned for their discriminatory impact. The Court made its comments in ruling upon indirect discrimination claims brought by a group of Home Office workers. The Home Office required its employees to...

Employee Paid Nothing for Seven Years Wins £182,000

Unlawful deductions from wages may not seem a strong enough phrase to describe one case in which an employee was not paid anything at all for seven years’ work. Employment law is well equipped to put right such injustices, however, and the woman was awarded £182,000 to compensate her for her unremunerated toil. Following her resignation, an Employment...