In November last year the government announced an additional bank holiday in recognition of the Queen's fiftieth year as monarch. Republican though I may be if someone's offering me an additional day's holiday I'll take it! Will everyone be entitled to it though? When announced that was the impression the government gave, this is from … Continue reading A holiday all around?
For many PCS members, along with many monthly salaried workers it is now payday. With the costs of living rises far outpacing salary increases many find themselves wondering how all bills will be paid. Just today, for example, I was talking to one colleague whose gas/electricity bills had tripled over recent months. There is talk … Continue reading More payday blues
Can an employer part pay salary with season tickets for a football club even if this takes the employee's wage below the national minimum wage? This is the interesting case that presented itself in the EAT's decision in HMRC v Middlesbrough Football and Athletic Company (1986) Limited. The case began as HMRC, who are responsible … Continue reading Middlesbrough FC not paying National Minimum Wage
In April 2019 the statutory right to a payslip, under section 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, was extended to all workers however the right for employees is a longstanding one. Section 8(1) sets out that a "worker] has the right to be given by his employer, at or before the time at which … Continue reading The Electronic Payslip: Widespread Illegality?