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Case law: Employer who didn't give worker 'adequate facilities' to take paid holiday must pay 13 years' arrears of holiday pay

Employers must ensure they have identified their 'workers', and that they have given them 'adequate facilities' to request paid holiday. Otherwise, they risk having to pay arrears for untaken holiday when the worker's engagement ends, even if the worker has not asked to take holiday - the CJEU has confirmed.Read more

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 12:18 pm

New guidance: Acas publishes guidance where workers allege unwanted harassment at work, including historic allegations

Following media coverage of harassment in the workplace, employers will welcome new Acas guidance for workers who have experienced this. The guidance will also help employers deal with current and historic allegations from employees.

The guidance, Sexual harassment, clarifies when acts or behaviour in work can amount to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, and explains how to report it.… Read more

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 12:16 pm

New law: Government announces annual increases in maternity, sickness and other statutory payments in 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced proposed increases to statutory benefit payments as follows:

  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental pay and maternity allowance will increase from £140.98 per week to £145.18 a week
  • Statutory sick pay will increase from £89.35 to £92.05 a week

The new rates are available in a DWP statement.… Read more

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 12:15 pm