Monthly Archives: July 2015

Disability discrimination:  Association with a disabled person / carer

Truman v Bibby Distribution Ltd ET/2404176/2014 The sudden dismissal of an employee with caring responsibilities who is performing satisfactorily will raise suspicions of associative disability discrimination. Background Mr Truman commenced employment on 14 October 2013. His hours were 8am to 4pm, although he often worked longer hours and had to travel the country. Mr Truman, […]

2014 -5 CIPD Reward survey

The main aim of the CIPD’s research was to provide benchmarking in respect of current and emerging practices and trends in UK reward management.  The key trends are: Top 3 factors influencing factors are: Organisational ability to pay (78%), ‘Going rate’ of competitors’ pay rises (46%), and, Recruitment & retention issues (45%). Base Pay:             The […]

Principle established that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay

Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council [2015] NICA 47 The principle The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has held that there is no reason in principle why voluntary overtime should not be included in holiday pay, if it is normally carried out and is an “appropriately permanent feature” of the worker’s remuneration. The Court of Appeal […]

Tax-free childcare implementation delayed until 2017

The government has confirmed that, whilst they are sill committed to the scheme, the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare has been delayed until early 2017. The delay has been attributed to the legal challenge of the appointment of NS&I to deliver Tax-Free Childcare. The current Childcare Voucher Scheme will remain open to new entrants until Tax-Free Childcare is launched. […]