22 May 2014

Welcome to Employment Edit, our regular update giving the pick of the key developments in employment law from the last couple of weeks:

  • The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has agreed with the Advocate General’s opinion in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and held that commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay in addition to basic salary.
  • The Supreme Court has ruled that a member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) can be a ‘worker’ for the purposes of employment legislation and was entitled to protection under the whistleblowing legislation. More details will follow shortly.
  • The Court of Appeal has granted permission for UNISON to appeal against the High Court’s rejection of its challenge to the introduction of employment tribunal fees.
  • The maximum civil penalty for illegally employing adults who are subject to immigration control but do not have the right to work in the UK increased from £10,000 to £20,000 per worker on 16 May 2014 and updated guidance for employers is now available.

If you would like more information, or specific advice, please contact Roger Bull or get in touch with your usual Burges Salmon contact.

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