Employee Relations

Index here items on employee and industrial relations, the employment relationship, conflict and mediation, industrial action and strikes, trade unions, trade union recognition and negotiation, collective bargaining and whistleblowing.

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    Baxter v Titan Aviation Ltd

    In this case, the EAT pointed out the danger of confusing 'work' for NMW purposes with the definition of 'working time' under the WTR and potentially coming to the wrong result when calculating whether there...

    NHS Leeds v Larner

    There have been a number of tribunal cases recently attempting to apply the principles set out in the ECJ’s judgments in Stringer and ors v Revenue and Customs Commissioners and Schultz-Hoff v Deutsche Rentenversicherung...

    A third of workers would sacrifice pay for more holiday

    Workers are increasingly prioritising holiday over pay as new research found that almost a third (31.4 per cent) of UK employees would sacrifice wages for more days off. A poll of 1,008 workers, commissioned by recruitment...

    Nottingham City Council saves cash through holiday plan

    Nottingham City Council has saved £154,000 through a new salary sacrifice scheme that allows staff to buy extra annual leave, it has been announced. The ‘Holidayplus’ plan gives town hall employees an option to sacrifice...

    A third of workers see work-life balance deteriorate

    Work-life balance has deteriorated for many people since the recession, with employees spending more time at work than before the downturn, research has revealed. Of the 3,000 workers surveyed for the Cornwall Development...

    Holidays can improve your performance at work

    I am just back from holiday and I guess with schools breaking up many of you are about to go off on yours. So it struck me that a little discussion about the way the brain responds to a break may give you some useful input...

    EU opinion on holiday carry-overs

    The Advocate-General (AG) has issued her opinion in KHS AG v Winfried Shulte, the latest in a series of holiday and sickness absence-related cases brought before the European Court of Justice (CJEU). Key decisions Cases in...

    Coping with London 2012

    With 205 nations, 10,500 athletes and 300 events involved, there is likely to be something to interest everyone in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games . Much of the action is outside standard UK office hours, such...

    Parental leave reforms

    It's a brave government that promises that it is looking at ways of reducing regulatory burdens on business one week, and then publishes proposals to reform the workplace the next . It's an even braver government...

    Consultation opens on shared parental leave

    Parents could share paternity and maternity leave more equally under government proposals to introduce a more flexible system from 2015. In its Modern Workplaces consultation, launched today, the coalition has set out a “radical”...