WorkLife entries posted during June 2014

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Heralded in the Queen's Speech 2014 earlier this month , The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill ('SBEEB') was published yesterday. The Government describes the long-term aim of this legislation as 'essentially to build a stronger economy and improve the general climate in which small businesses operate.' Alongside the array of small-business-specific regulations covering revised company incorporation, filling and directorship transparency, simplified access to finance and a...

Mandatory equal pay audits - inching slowly towards implementation

Mandatory equal pay audits - inching slowly towards implementation

Those of you with long memories will recall that in July 2012, the government published its response to the equal pay proposals contained in the Consultation on Modern Workplaces . It confirmed that employers who lose equal pay claims might be required to conduct an equal pay audit.  A further consultation then took place from May 2013 and the results were published last week.

Constructive dismissal: affirmation of contract #2

Constructive dismissal: affirmation of contract #2

Just a quick update on a further judgment in this area, following on from my post last month. The President of the EAT has set out some really helpful guidance on the question of affirmation - ie, the question of whether the employee has waited too long before resigning and/or acted in a way consistent with upholding the contract, following an alleged breach of contract by the employer.

Right to holiday pay survives death of employee

Right to holiday pay survives death of employee

The ECJ has held that if a worker has accrued (untaken) statutory annual leave at the time of their death, a payment in lieu of that holiday must be made to their estate.

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