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King-size holidays (and King-size backpay?)

King-size holidays (and King-size backpay?)

What times these are to be an employment lawyer – audible excitement (really) in the office at the latest decision from the CJEU, which appears to herald a radical and principled turn in the long-unfolding holiday pay saga, now increasingly played out in the spotlight of the gig economy, worker status headlines and the crucible of Brexit.  All very well for lawyers to get excited about the twists and turns of the case law in this area – but in practice, is the judgment really going to lead to...

Half-term round up – employment issues you might have missed

Half-term round up – employment issues you might have missed

Half-term, Halloween and Bonfire Night are behind us – roll on Christmas! In all the excitement you may have missed the following mixed bag of employment issues:

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”

The summer can be a busy time for holiday requests, particularly around school holiday time.  Below, I deal with 5 common queries regarding holiday.

Flexibility

Flexibility

I have been thinking a lot about flexibility recently.  Flexibility is obviously a question that comes up in ones professional life with clients asking legal questions about the rights and risks of flexible working requests, the relative merits of flexible working for different parts of the workforce and what to do when there are seemingly competing requests, opinions and business needs.

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