Blog - June 2019

  • Shared Parental Leave & Shared Parental Pay - HR Insights (hot topic)

    Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kristina LusheyNo comments

    Even if your organisation has not yet had to handle a shared parental leave request, you should still have a process in place and understand the right. The aim of shared parental leave is to give parents more flexibility over how they share childcare between them during the first year of their child's life. They can take it in turns to have periods of leave to care for the child, and/or take ...

  • Annual Leave & Holiday Pay - HR Insights (Hot topic)

    Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kristina LusheyNo comments

    The right to paid annual leave is set out in the Working Time Regulations, which derive from EU law. The Regulations came into force in 1998, resulting in an extra 96 million days a year of paid holiday (according to a TUC estimate). The four weeks’ minimum leave under EU law was boosted by the introduction of a further period of 1.6 weeks' domestic annual leave in 2007 - meaning that workers ...

  • Social Media Misconduct - HR Insights

    Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kristina LusheyNo comments

    Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd ET/2411749/2018 unfair dismissal | breach of contract | social media misconduct In Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, an employment tribunal held that a small employer fairly dismissed an employee who made a personal attack on the managing director on Facebook. However, the claimant's wrongful dismissal was upheld because the employer could not show that his ...