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Judges Rule That Paid Voluntary Overtime Should Be Included In Holiday Entitlement

In a legal judgement this month (June 2019 ) the Court of Appeal has ruled that paid voluntary overtime which is taken regularly should be included  in holiday pay calculations, in addition to any “non-guaranteed” overtime.  Earlier this year, in two cases before an Employment Tribunal it was ruled that contrary to the views of …
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M.Ps Committe Calls For A Ban On NDA ‘Gagging’ Clauses

In a major development in the on-going issue of non-disclosure agreements, a committee of MPs is now calling for specific  changes to clauses which, when wrongly used, handcuff employees in taking their case to a tribunal. In some cases say the Women and Equalities Committee, “gagging clauses” in non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)  are being  used to …
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Hidden Health Risks For Pregnant Women And Returning Mothers in Domestic Staff Jobs

A survey by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that 41% of pregnant workers feel that their work risked their health. Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers must protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers, while the 2010 Equality Act also provides protection from …
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If You Have A Medical Appointment In Work Time, Are You Free To Attend?

Under UK law, employees do not have the legal right to attend medical appointments in work time, so what happens when you need to attend? For doctors’ appointments, hospital appointments and dental    appointments your employer is entitled to take the time out of your holiday allowance. There are, as expected certain exceptions, and it is …
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