Labour & European Law Review
13 October 2011
Stress is now the most common cause of long-term sickness, according to this year’s Absence Management survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
When considering whether there is equal pay between a man and a woman, the Court of Appeal in Brownbill and ors v St Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed that when there is a term of a similar kind in a claimant and comparator contract, these terms should be compared separately, not lumped together with other terms.
The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (NMWR) state that salaried hours workers are entitled to be paid the minimum wage when required to be available for work or be near their place of work. In Wray v JW Lees & Co Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said, however, that for the purposes of a minimum wage claim, salaried workers who have to sleep over at work but who do not have to do any work, are not entitled to the NMW for that time.