British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock
The Court of Appeal in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock held that results-based commission should be taken into account when working out statutory holiday pay. The Supreme Court has now rejected British Gas’ application to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment and this issue of principle is therefore finalised.
Shared parental leave – Employers should be aware of how the regulations will impact on their business
The additional paternity leave scheme introduced in April 2011, which allows a child’s father or a mother’s partner to take up to 26 weeks’ leave has been abolished from 5 April 2015 and effectively replaced by share parental leave (SPL). SPL is a new type of family leave available to parents of babies due or children placed for adoption from 5 April 2015.
Zero-hour contracts – Employers may be forced to pay a premium rate for short notice work
Matthew Taylor was appointed by Theresa May last year to review employment practices in the light of concerns about the precarious nature of work, particularly in the gig economy.
TP’s Head of Real Estate Nominated for Major Property Award
Turner Parkinson are delighted to announce that Head of Real Estate Paul Bibby has been shortlisted at the upcoming Insider North West Property Awards 2017. Paul has been nominated for ‘Property Dealmaker of the Year’, an award that looks to recognise the North West’s most active people in the property industry.
Let’s be clear – the importance of unambiguous drafting on contracts revisited
When contracts are signed on a deal, it is always hoped that they go in a drawer to gather dust, never to be referred to again. However, a recent case has shown the importance of getting a contract right in the drafting stage, to avoid arguments in the future.