Philip Landau was on BBC radio’s Mark Forrest show today, talking about whether e-cigarettes should be allowed in the workplace, following further large scale companies who have decided to ban their being used. Please click here to see our Guardian blog on the issue.
Philip Landau was talking to presenter Iain Dale on LBC News Radio this evening on the new Shared Parental Leave rights that became law today. Read our blog on the new law, and what your rights are. Home page Click here for Employment Law FAQ’s Get in Touch
From 1st December 2014, you have been entitled to apply for Shared Parental Leave and Statutory Shared Parental Pay if your baby is due on or after 5 April 2015 or your child is placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. How does it work? The new rules mean that couples with babies due, or children […]
The Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice has today rejected the UK’s challenge to its cap on bankers’ bonuses. The cap restricts bonuses to 100% of banker’s pay or 200% with shareholder approval. The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is generally followed in the majority of cases. The Court of […]
We are very pleased to have supported the BBC’s very worthy charity- this year’s Children in Need appeal.
If you work voluntary paid overtime, a landmark decision today means you should receive additional holiday pay to reflect this. The Employment Appeal Tribunal today ruled that a worker’s overtime should be factored in when making holiday payments- regardless of what your contract of employment states. Until now, an annual leave payment could be calculated […]
Philip Landau was talking to James O Brien on LBC News Radio this morning, in relation to the ruling out today from the Employment Appeal Tribunal which means all people who have worked paid overtime can claim additional holiday pay. Please click here to see our blog on the new holiday pay ruling.
A survey from Friends Life found that 40% of 2,000 respondents from a cross-section of industries had experienced these kinds of mental health problems and had not told their employer. Over half of those surveyed said they thought that if they were open about a mental health issue it would damage their career prospects…….. To […]
Workplace drug testing has increased significantly in the UK, according to four leading screening companies, as reported by the BBC today. Apparently, the screening companies have seen rises in the number of annual tests carried out of between 40% and 470% over four years. One of the companies, LGC Group, has said there has been […]
With Tesco suspending four of its senior executives this week after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250m, it has thrown into the spotlight the rights of employers to suspend employees and whether there is a serious enough reason to do so.