Labour & European Law Review
26 November 2014
Acas has just published the figures for the number of notifications it received for the six months since early conciliation was introduced on a voluntary basis in April this year. In May, it became compulsory for anyone wanting to make a tribunal claim to first notify them in order to try and resolve their dispute before continuing with the claim.
It is rare for the identity of someone’s employer to be varied without their knowledge. However, the High Court has held in Davies v London Borough of Haringey that the contract of a teacher who had been seconded to the NEU for many years had been varied with the result that she had become a full-time trade union official for the NEU.
Following a number of European decisions about what elements must be included in a worker’s holiday pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in the conjoined case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and anor; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and ors; Amec Group Ltd v Law and ors that non-guaranteed overtime pay must be included if it forms part of normal remuneration.