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Case law: EU court confirms UK employers must record workers’ daily hours

UK employers who do not already do so should start recording workers’ actual daily hours to ensure they comply with the EU Directive on working time, following a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

A bank in Spain kept records of when workers were off work for a full working day, for example, when they were on holiday or off sick.… Read more

Posted on 31 May 2019 | 3:30 pm

Case law: MD asking gay employee to keep it secret at work was direct discrimination

Employers should ensure, through appropriate policies, procedures and staff training, that employees are not treated differently because of their sexual orientation (or any other characteristic protected by discrimination law), particularly if it prevents them discussing their private lives with colleagues.

During her first week in a new job, an employee’s managing director asked her to keep secret the fact that she was gay because the owner of the business was ‘old school’.… Read more

Posted on 31 May 2019 | 3:29 pm

New law: Government proposes to take away landlords’ rights to end shorthold tenancies simply by giving notice

Landlords of residential property let on shorthold tenancies should start to plan for changes removing their right to terminate such tenancies simply by serving notice on the tenants, without having to give a reason.

Existing law allows landlords of shorthold tenancies to terminate them once the initial term (often six months) has ended – the tenancies then rolling over on a month-by-month basis – by giving a ‘s21 notice’.… Read more

Posted on 31 May 2019 | 3:28 pm