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By Spencers Solicitors

April 26, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Religious Beliefs and Annual Leave

Businesses will soon face a rush of last minute holiday requests from employees wanting to enjoy some nice weather, be with family, escape the general election or, as in the following case of Mr Gareddu, attend religious festivals. [More]

April 25, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Can employers make staff speak English at work?

1.8 million employees in the public sector who have customer-facing roles will be expected to be able to speak fluent English to customers. The legal position for private companies wanting to introduce a similar requirement is less clear. How employers assess fluency can be controversial. [More]

April 14, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Holiday Headaches for Employers

Easter and summer holidays present employers with a tough challenge – how to balance the needs of their business with a worker’s right to take annual leave. [More]

April 5, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Holiday pay – the next big case...

It is established law that annual leave can be carried over into the following holiday year if the worker is prevented from taking the holiday through sickness. But what if they are prevented from taking leave for other reasons beyond their control? [More]

April 5, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Get ready for the apprenticeship levy

It could be the biggest change to way young people are trained for decades. But how businesses plan to put the upcoming payroll tax to use has yet to be seen. [More]

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