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Employment Law News

The growth of social media raises serious issues for most businesses regarding their employees’ inappropriate use of social media.

On 1 December, Shared Parental Leave will be introduced for parents of babies due (or children placed for adoption) from 5 April 2015 and will replace Additional Paternity Leave.

As a result of today’s landmark judgement of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, as many as 1 in 6 UK workers will be able to have their overtime and commission payments reflected in their holiday pay.

Employees have the right to take time off during working hours to deal with emergencies involving their dependants. Employers must not unreasonably refuse an employee this time off and dismissing an employee for taking, or seeking to take, time off under this right is automatically unfair.

Is an employee entitled to compensation if their employer initiates proceedings without undertaking a proper enquiry?