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Drivers Battle Uber Over Employment Rights

Uber is facing an employment tribunal claim from drivers who argue it is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday pay and sick pay.

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Sports Direct: HMRC Investigating Payment of Retail Staff

The Guardian has reported that HMRC investigators are examining whether Sports Direct retail staff have been paid less than the national minimum wage.

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Updated Government Policy Paper on National Minimum Wage Enforcement

The government has re-issued its policy paper on national minimum wage enforcement to take account of recently increased penalties and forthcoming new measures under the Immigration Act 2016.

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Brexit and UK Employment Law

The results of the EU referendum are now known and, by a small majority, the UK is going to leave the EU.  When and how this will work in practice could not be more uncertain as matters currently stand. The implications for UK employment law will only really be known when politicians have figured out what Brexit actually means in practice.

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Injury To Feelings Under Working Time Regulations 1998

In the case of Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Limited, the Claimant presented various claims including in relation to a failure to provide her with 20 minute rest breaks in breach of regulation 12 (1) of the Working Time Regulations (WTR). The Employment Tribunal awarded £1,220 in respect of pecuniary loss. The Claimant also claimed that she was entitled to an award for injury to feeling under a…

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