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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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The Hidden Dangers Of Finding A Domestic/Household Staff Replacement Through Recommendation

The Hidden Dangers Of Finding A Domestic/Household Staff Replacement Through Reccommendation. It sounds a good idea, a simple solution to the problem. Your trusted domestic/household staff member is leaving and you need a replacement, what could be easier than asking them to recommend a friend?  Or, you could ask a friend of yours who also …
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