Category Archives: Wages

If an employee doesn’t take all of their statutory holiday entitlement in a leave year, do they lose it?

Not necessarily, held the European Court of Justice in the recent case of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu. The Law In the UK, employees have a statutory right to 28 days paid holiday per year. This right is derived from the European Working Time Directive and all member states of the European Union introduced legislation to give […]

Worker Status & the ‘Gig’ Economy: Addison Lee Drivers

This is another case in a long line of cases making their way through the Employment Tribunal system about the status of persons who are working in the ‘gig’ economy. This time it involves the drivers who work for Addison Lee. The Law There are currently three status that someone who works for you can […]

National Minimum Wage – 01 October 2015

  National Minimum Wage Increases The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 apply from today (01 October 2016) and therefore the rates of the national minimum wage will increase in accordance with recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. From 1 October 2015 the following minimum wage rates will apply: Adult rate for workers aged 21 […]

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