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Is Travel Time Working Time in Employment Law

A topic that is not usually one that causes much concern within the Employment and HR arena is that of time travelling to work being counted as working time. However, Advocate General Bot has, in the case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del Sindicato Comisiones Obreras, suggested that those who do not have an habitual place of work i.e a fixed location of...

All circumstances considered

It is often the case that Companies and HR Staff will be faced with disciplinary meetings comprising of a multitude of issues to be determined or which have resulted in the need to call a disciplinary meeting. The common law tests considered by Employment Tribunals are relatively ingrained, particularly in relation to misconduct dismissals. However, when there...

Updates to Employment Law Allowances

New Employment Limits Increase As a result of the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015, employers will need to be aware of the new limits coming in to force as of 6 April 2015. The most interesting increases include: The maximum payment for any one week in relation to the basic award or a redundancy payment is now £475.00. The maximum...

Self-Employed vs Employed Workers – 2 recent examples to understand the problem

As an employment law solicitor in Leicester, I am often asked to draft Contracts of Employment or contracts for self-employed contractors (sometimes called consultancy agreements or contracts for services etc). Last week, I had 2 new instructions, both very similar in nature but with slight differences which mean one is an employment situation and one is a...

Employment Law and Employment Tribunal Changes 29th July 2013

Today marks the the biggest changes in Employment Tribunals since they were established. Our expert employment law solicitors set out below the main changes. The changes will affect many small businesses in Leicester and all employees. The following changes to employment law and procedure will take effect: new employment tribunal procedure rules, and the...