Acas Conciliation Services

Increase in demand for Acas’ Conciliation Services

Increase in demand for Acas’ Conciliation Services Acas recently published their 2017-2018 annual report which reveals that there has been a sharp increase in the number of notifications Acas have received (from 1,700 to 2,200 per week), since the abolition of Tribunal fees in July 2017. Individuals wishing to make an Employment Tribunal claim have to…

care worker, Sleep-in workers

Flat rate for sleep-in care workers is fair

Flat rate for sleep-in care workers is fair The court of appeal in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad (t/a Clifton House residential Home) has overturned a ruling on payments for care workers who carry out “sleep-in” shifts for clients with learning disabilities. A court ruled last year that care workers should…

Holiday Pay, ELiAction

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime Should Workers’ holiday pay include overtime for “shift overruns”? A decision by the EAT in Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAT), held that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if it is paid over a ‘sufficient period’.  Ambulance Crew of the EEAT had clauses in their…

Job cuts &  Redundancy, ELiAction

Redundancy Tips for Employers

Redundancy Tips for Employers There are 3 main redundancy situations: Closure of business as a whole Closure of a particular workplace where the employee was employed Reduction in the size of the workforce There is only a redundancy situation where the employer wants fewer individuals doing a particular job. There may still be the same amount of…

GDPR , ELiAction

GDPR: One month on

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – One month on Many HR professionals will have spent months preparing for the GDPR. Now one month on, you will know that compliance will involve your constant attention. How has GDPR impacted you? The new regulations will have impacted upon most HR activities from general consent to processing personal…