November 2014 news

fireworks-250It’s November and the seasonal firework displays have been reflected this month by the EAT in its illuminating and well publicised decision on holiday pay and overtime. We covered this decision in our recent Newsflash but with annual leave requests for the Christmas holidays coming up we gift-wrap it for you in more detail in this Newsletter. Other news includes an update on ACAS early conciliation, closing the gender gap on boards and the latest on the national minimum and living wages.

Our case update this month focuses not only on the above holiday case, but also useful cases on how to handle adverse weather and alternative working practices and how to ensure you comply with the duty to offer a suitable alternative vacancy to a woman whose role
becomes redundant while she is on maternity leave. We also include an update on the Shared Parental Leave regulations.