June 2015 news

summerIt’s June and the month of warm, long, sunny days or, failing that, at least there’s Wimbledon on the television! It’s also the second month of the new Government’s term in office and it has been busy pushing forward with its plans to help working families. David Cameron has suggested that working grandparents may be able to share in unpaid parental leave and a law is on its way to double the amount of free pre-school childcare. New legislation will also protect the term “apprentice” from misuse.

In our case update this month, the Court of Appeal has heard UNISON’s case against Tribunal fees, the EAT has considered if employees have to disclose allegations of misconduct made against them to their employer, the Advocate General has given his opinion on the application of the Working Time rules to employees with no fixed place of work and the saga of holiday pay continues as the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has reportedly decided that voluntary overtime should also be included in holiday pay calculations.