Philip Landau

Shared Parental Leave becomes law from today

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 […]

EU Court adviser maintains bankers bonus cap

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 […]

New holiday pay ruling is a bonanza for workers

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 […]