The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period Maio Marques de Rosa v Varzim Sol   In Britain under regulation 11 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 a worker is entitled to at least one 24-hour period of uninterrupted time off work every week. The twenty-four hours must be consecutive but can… Continue reading

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STRIKING A BALANCE – interests of employers and privacy expectations of employees

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STRIKING A BALANCE – interests of employers and privacy expectations of employees The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published a new assessment of the balance between legitimate interests of employers and the reasonable privacy expectations of employees in which it outlines the risk assessment posed by modern working practices where new technologies enable more… Continue reading

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Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay

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Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay   The Supreme Court has ruled that a sixth form college deducted too much pay from three of its teachers in response to lawful strike action.   The teachers had argued that the 1870 Apportionment Act limited deductions from their pay in respect of… Continue reading

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Recruiters urged to rethink testing after tribunal win

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Recruiters urged to rethink testing after tribunal win The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a candidate for a job with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against when doing a Situational Judgement Test (SJT).   The applicant, Terri Brookes, was among thousands of applicants for just 35 vacancies at The Government Legal Service (GLS) and… Continue reading

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Whistleblowing & law

Whistleblowing & law   Introduction to Whistleblowing Whistleblowing has been in the news recently with controversy over the treatment of Barclays bank and NHS Whistleblowers (WBs). Heads of both the massive institutions have attempted & succeeded in finding out who WBs are and exact some type of revenge, normally involving sacking the individual or making… Continue reading

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