Employment e-news

Smartphones and Working Time Regulations 1998

Napthens - August 22nd 2018
Many organisations provide their staff with smartphones in order for their staff to be reachable outside of working hours by their colleagues and customers alike. However, could the use of smartphones potentially constitute a breach of the Working Time Regulations?
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Overtime and holiday pay

Napthens - July 23rd 2018
Last month ACAS issued new guidance on overtime. The guidance focuses on the three types of overtime, these being: voluntary, compulsory guaranteed and compulsory non-guaranteed.
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Employee unfairly dismissed for Facebook post

Napthens - July 23rd 2018
A former Sainsbury’s employee was found to have been unfairly dismissed after making a Facebook post in breach of the company’s Social Media Policy.
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Almost a quarter of new fathers are unable to claim Statutory Paternity Pay

Napthens - July 23rd 2018
Between April 2017 and March 2018, more than 140,000 new fathers were unable to claim any Statutory Paternity Pay, according to research recently published by the TUC. This equates to 23% of new fathers in this time period.
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Does misconduct need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal fair?

Napthens - June 22nd 2018
Where an employee is dismissed with notice for ‘serious’ misconduct is this fair or does the misconduct have to be ‘gross’ to justify dismissal?
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Discrimination arising from a disability

Napthens - June 22nd 2018
Can dismissal amount to discrimination if the employer did not know that a disability was connected to their misconduct?
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