McDonald's offers fixed-term contracts to zero hours staff
McDonald's has recently announced that it will offer its zero hours workers the opportunity to switch to guaranteed hours contracts (the announcement was made following staff complaints about difficulty in obtaining loans). This follows Sports Direct’s decision last year to move away from zero-hours contracts for directly …
Deliveroo revises its contracts with couriers
The takeaway delivery business has now removed a clause from their contracts which purportedly prevented them from taking the company to a tribunal. In the revised contracts, couriers can work for other businesses and do not have to wear Deliveroo-branded clothing.
As reported in our April newsletter Deliveroo is currently facing …
The General Election – an overview on what each party says
Workers’ rights conferred on British citizens from the EU will remain;
Note: no mention is made of any of the measures that will be amended/repealed when the UK exits the EU but the Great Repeal Bill will convert EU law into UK law when Brexit happens. It would be at this point that Parliament would be …
Notice of termination: in the absence of an express term, contractual notice of termination takes effect when the employee has personally taken delivery of the letter containing the notice
In Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood  EWCA Civ 153 (17 March 2017) (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/153.html) the Court of Appeal considered when notice was effective. …
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Working time and sleeping at work: It depends on the facts as to whether or not workers are entitled to the national minimum wage when “on call” or sleeping at work
Three cases were heard at the same time (the lead case being Focus Care Agency Ltd v Mr B Roberts UKEAT/0244/16/DM (http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKEAT/2017/0143_16_2104.html).
The Employment Appeal Tribunal …
Holiday Pay: A series of deductions is broken by gaps of three months or more
In Fulton and another v Bear Scotland Ltd (No.2) UKEATS/0010/16 (http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKEAT/2016/0010_16_0912.html) the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that a three-month gap between the underpayments of wages breaks a “series of deductions”. This means that the scope to make …