The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we had our monthly newsletter for September 2023, where we looked at the sexual assault allegations against Russell Brand, sick days being the highest they’ve been for a decade and Sheffield City Council potentially facing thousands of equal pay claims. Those that [...]

Consultation on Holiday Pay

As many of you will have read. The judgment in Brazel v Harpur Trust has caused lots of issues for employers who engage casual or zero hours staff. For the uninitiated the judgment means that any holiday pay calculation should substitute non-working weeks with weeks with pay from the previous year when calculating holiday pay. [...]

The Harpur Trust v Brazel

Friday has rolled round which means we have another case of the week for you to read. Last time out we looked at redundancy procedures and tribunal award uplifts. This week we are looking at calculation of holiday pay for casual or zero hours workers. This is actually a case we covered in 2019 that [...]

Gig Economy: Ken Loach and Sorry We Missed You

With Christmas around the corner and Black Friday deals well underway, now is not only the beginning of the season to be jolly but also the season of round the clock courier deliveries. The online shopping boom means couriers are busier every year and this shines a light on the gig economy. We have long [...]

By |2019-12-30T11:27:57+00:00November 29th, 2019|Contract of Employment, Gig economy, Zero Hours|0 Comments

Archbishop of Canterbury – Gig Economy & Schadenfreude

The end of September brings two things: The awakening of the singer from Green Day; and our monthly employment law update. Last month’s update had features on the Boris Johnson burqa scandal, outsourcing and an employee sacked for having a man bun. Meanwhile, last week’s case law update had cases on constructive dismissal and unfair […]

By |2019-12-30T11:34:57+00:00September 28th, 2018|Gig economy, PJH & Industry News, Zero Hours|0 Comments

Zero Hours Contracts – Right to Average Pay Whilst Suspended

Hello and welcome back to your monthly employment law update. Last month’s update had features on the World Cup, dress code & religious discrimination guidance and prisoners plugging the post-Brexit labour shortage. Meanwhile, last week’s case law update had two cases on trade union issues. We have a comprehensive update this month with some rather […]

Taylor Review / Good Work Report | Progressive policy or an exercise in rebranding?

On paper the UK labour economy is one of the best in the world. Employment rates are at an all-time high and wages for the lowest earners are growing at their fastest rate for 20 years. However, much of this ‘employment’ is in zero hours or ‘gig’ work and actual pay remains below the pre-financial […]

George Osbourne: Employment law review

On the eve of George Osbourne’s spring budget, an event that could determine his success as a chancellor (cue dramatic music). We thought we would look back at how successful some of the pre-election employment law policies have been, or, if they have actually been implemented. The pre-election promises of all parties had similar goals. The […]

Zero hours contracts guidance published

There are currently around three quarters of a million people employed under zero hours contracts in the UK, this equates to 1 in 40 of all employees. Following on from the banning of exclusivity clauses in May, the government has now released further guidance on what is and isn’t acceptable in zero hours contracts. According to the guidance zero […]

By |2024-04-11T14:16:02+00:00October 26th, 2015|Zero Hours|0 Comments

Zero Hours Contracts – Ban on Exclusivity Clauses

In our previous post ( ) we looked at some of the pre-election promises. Following the Conservatives winning a majority these promises are now being rolled out, firstly banning exclusive zero-hours contracts. Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are an employer preventing casual staff working for another employer, even though they are not guaranteed […]