Posted: Author: Clive Dobbin

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime

The issue of holiday pay has generated a large number of cases in recent years, on issues such as whether commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay (Lock v British Gas) and whether certain allowances should be included (Williams v British Airways). One of the other ongoing issues is whether overtime should… Read more »

Posted: Author: Abigail Sinden

Everything is Awesome! Lego holds on to it’s Community Trade Mark of the 3-D Lego Man Following Validity Challenge.

Laura Trapnell and Abigail Sinden summarise Case T 395/14 Best-Lock (Europe) Ltd v OHIM, Lego Juris A/S. In 2000, Lego Juris (Lego) registered the following three-dimensional Community Trade Marks for the famous yellow figure with the Office for Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) (the European equivalent of the Intellectual Property Office).      … Read more »

Posted: Author: Kathryn Casey-Evans

Is travelling time also working time?

The Advocate General has given an opinion on whether workers with no fixed workplace should be entitled to count the time spent travelling from home to the first customer and from the last customer back to their homes as ‘working time’. The Advocate General’s view is that it should as travelling is an integral part… Read more »

Posted: Author: Gemma Robinson

New Immigration Rule announced

The Government have announced new rules, due to come into effect in April 2016, to include non-EU workers who are earning less than £35,000 after six years in the UK to be deported. This appears to be a very drastic attempt to control the net migration figures that the Government promised in their manifesto. The… Read more »