WorkLife entries posted during 2014

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

Looking back, looking forwards – a year in the life of WorkLife

Looking back, looking forwards – a year in the life of WorkLife

WorkLife is nearly a year old, and a quick look back over our posts during the last twelve months shows what a busy year it has been for employment law (if not for employment tribunals). In her first post on the blog , Emma-Christine O'Keefe did some star-gazing and reviewed the changes in the legal landscape that we expected for the year.  Most of these changes either came into effect or have been developed over the year, with implementation expected at some point in 2015.  In particular:  

Abortion, conscientious objection and the UK Supreme Court: Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Anor

Abortion, conscientious objection and the UK Supreme Court: Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Anor

In this briefing, Maria Strauss analyses Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Anor and co – authored an article first published on the ‘Law and Religion UK Blog’, reproduced by kind permission.

Holiday pay regulations published

Holiday pay regulations published

Just as a follow up to my post yesterday, the Deductions from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014  have now been published, implementing the two year limitation period for holiday pay claims. 

Holiday pay – two year limitation period to be introduced

Holiday pay – two year limitation period to be introduced

It has just been reported ( https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-tackles-businesses-concerns-over-holiday-pay-ruling ) that the government has decided to introduce regulation putting a longstop date of two years on claims for backdated holiday pay. However, there will be a transitional period of six months within which employees can still make claims under the existing arrangements.  As previously discussed, one must query the real value of many of those claims given the EAT’s decisi...