The European Court of Justice has ruled that time spent travelling each day between their homes and premises of the first and last customers constitutes as working time if employees do not have a fixed office and are at the disposal of their employer. This means businesses employing workers who travel directly to customers/clients from…

For an increasing number of employers, employees are requesting flexible working hours. Flexible working applications can include requests such as working from home, part-time working, flexi-time and reduction to hours. Employment law solicitors Manchester Ralli LLP have seen an increase in the number of clients seeking legal advice relating to such requests. From 30 June…

One of the most unfortunate aspects of being an employer is the occasional need to take disciplinary action against an employee. Many shy away from taking this step because the fear the consequences of getting it wrong and being taken to an employment tribunal. This is why it is a good idea to get up-to-date…

A former employee of the world famous department store Harrods is claiming £1 million in compensation following his dismissal for allegedly eating a slice of cake. Restaurant Supervisor Juan Mackenzie, 35, was sacked for allegedly eating the £7.50 slice of cake after a customer complained it was “too dry”. While Mr Mackenzie claims to have…

David Cameron has advised that large companies are to be forced to disclose whether they are paying male employees more than female employees. These new measures will be enacted in 2016 requiring employers with at least 250 employees to publish information about their gender pay gap. The precise details of these new measures are the…

There is much debate as to whether there should be anonymity for individuals before they are convicted. But what about before they are even charged? There have been many high profile cases where the media has sensationalise stories. Sir Cliff Richard was one such case where the media were in situ filming the arrival of…

The government released a policy paper earlier this year addressing the various tax evasion and avoidance issues currently facing HMRC. One of the areas the policy paper highlighted was dealing with the tax affairs of wealthy individuals. In an attempt to cut down on fraud and maximize the amount of tax collected the High Net…

As of Wednesday 1st of July solicitors in Liverpool are refusing to take on ALL new legal aid work. This is following cuts of 8.75% made to the fees paid by legal solicitors coming into affect on the same date. A similar situation arose in May featuring the largest law firm in Northern Ireland Kevin…

The intention of the Conservatives to implement a British ‘Bill of Rights and Responsibilities’ in place of the Human Rights Act 1998 proved a contentious issue among the media and rival parties in the aftermath of the election, but the prospective impact on employers and employment law may not be as significant as previously thought….

New legislation introduced by the government regularly has a ripple effect of new law changes and revisions which can have significant implications for both defendants and lawyers. One such recent bill was the Offender Rehabilitation Act which could prove a big difference with criminal law defendants. What is The Offender Rehabilitation Act? Passed in March…

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