Employment Law Reforms

This past week has seen the Government announce plans for a number of employment law reforms: Consultation on redundancies These proposals are aimed at “improving the ability of companies to respond to changing economic conditions” and “improving the quality of the collective redundancies process”. A formal consultation document has been published which seeks views on.. read more →

Workers who Fall Ill on Holiday are Entitled to Further Paid Leave

The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that if employees fall sick during their annual leave, they will be entitled to re-take that holiday at a later date. The ECJ’s decision (which is binding throughout the EU) stated, “The purpose of entitlement to paid annual leave is to enable the worker to rest and enjoy.. read more →

Will the Government’s Proposed Settlement Agreements for Failing Workers prove Effective?

The Government has outlined its plans for the introduction of settlement agreements which are intended to allow employers to encourage failing employees to leave in return for an agreed pay-off. The agreements, a simplified version of compromise agreements, are intended to resolve disputes quickly with underperforming, misbehaving or negligent staff. In return for making a.. read more →