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Equal Pay – Who Are Employees Entitled to Compare Themselves With….

In the recent Preliminary Hearing judgement of Brierley and others v Asda Stores Ltd ET/2406372/2008, an Employment Tribunal held that retail employees were entitled to compare themselves to distribution employees for the purposes of their equal pay claim.

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Does Failure to Allow Certain Flexible Working Arrangements for Breastfeeding Mothers Amount to Sex Discrimination…?

… yes according to a recent Employment Tribunal decision in the case of McFarlane and another v easyJet Airline Company Ltd ET/1401496/15 & ET/3401933/15.

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HR – Beware!

A number of recent Employment Tribunal claims have considered the role of Human Resources (HR) and its role in disciplinary investigations.

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Employers Will Have to Pay Commission as Part of Holiday Pay...

As anticipated, the Court of Appeal confirmed on 7 October 2016, in the significant case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, that employers will have to include result based commission when calculating holiday pay in accordance with the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”).

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National Minimum Wage Rates Have Risen from 1 October 2016

With effect from 1 October 2016, the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) hourly rates have increased:

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