Does TUPE apply to workers?

Does TUPE apply to workers?

Until now, the response would have been a definite “no, TUPE affects employees only”. However, the London Central Employment Tribunal has recently ruled that TUPE protection extends to “workers” too. At this point it is worth noting that the decision was only at...
How much annual leave can be carried over?

How much annual leave can be carried over?

It has been an age since there was an update on holiday pay and annual leave. Full-time employees generally receive 5.6 weeks’ annual holiday. This is made up of a four-week minimum entitlement plus 1.6 weeks’ to reflect our public holidays. The worker may be...
New guidance on managing menopause at work

New guidance on managing menopause at work

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published new guidance to help employers manage and support the impact of menopause in the workplace. The ACAS guidance highlights some of the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause and sets out how...
Asda – what is the employment contract dispute about?

Asda – what is the employment contract dispute about?

The supermarket chain, Asda, is locked in a dispute with around 300 of its staff, who have refused to sign new employment contracts. The supermarket gave its workers until midnight on Saturday to agree to new terms, which include unpaid breaks, changes to night shift...
When can you suspend an employee?

When can you suspend an employee?

Should you suspend and employee? Sadly, the default reaction of many employers is to suspend the employee – whatever the allegation. In instances of serious misconduct, an employer may wish to suspend the employee under investigation. This may be appropriate, for...