- Lexis®PSL Employment weekly highlights—13 October 2016
- In this issue:
- Lock in Court of Appeal: holiday pay should include results-based commission
- Network Rail's different rates of pay for mothers and fathers on SPL challenged as indirect sex discrimination
- Landmark ruling for breastfeeding mothers in EasyJet case
- Headlines (News updates & analysis)
- Presidential Guidance on early case assessment by employment judges published
- Employment tribunal can consider validity of settlement agreement on any basis
- TUPE service provision change: activities must be 'fundamentally the same'
- TUPE business transfer: multi-factorial approach to be applied
- Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2016
- Minimum wage avoiders—named and shamed but few prosecuted
- National Living Wage rise lower than expected due to Brexit
- 72 firms sign up to the Women in Finance Charter
- The gig economy—the definition of employee
- The gig economy—on regulating the gig economy
- Government seeks solutions to help SMEs manage sickness absence
- Relevant updates from other practice areas
- Dates for your diary
- Latest Q&As
This week’s edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Lock on the issue of holiday pay and results-based commission, (2) an employment tribunal claim that Network Rail’s policy to pay mothers but not partners enhanced rates of shared parental pay amounted to sex discrimination, (3) analysis of the successful claim brought by Easyjet cabin crew who were not able to have restricted length shifts to accommodate their breastfeeding needs, by Gerard Airey, a trade union employment lawyer based at Thompsons’ London office, (4) the new Presidential Guidance on early case assessment by employment judges, (5) an EAT judgment on the employment tribunal’s jurisdiction to consider the validity of a settlement agreement, (6) two EAT judgments on TUPE, (7) a look at why there have there been so few prosecutions of firms who have failed to pay the National Minimum Wage by Taylor Wessing partner, Niki Walker, and associates Stephanie Creed and James Watkins, (8) articles on the ‘gig economy’ and the employment status issues which arise by Dr Boris Dzida, partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg and Professor Jeremias Prassl of Oxford University, (9) updates to our case and legislation trackers, (10) dates for your diary, and (11) five new Q&As added to Lexis®PSL Employment.
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