obesity

COULD OBESITY BE A DISABILITY

  • 01 July 2014
  • McGrade

There has been a flurry of press coverage about a recent Danish case (Kaltoft v The Municipality of Billund), which considers whether, under E...

flexible working

FLEXIBLE WORKING EXTENDED

  • 01 June 2014
  • McGrade

THE LAW IS CHANGING The law in relation to flexible working is changing on 30 June 2014. The right to request flexible working will ...

holiday pay

THE HIDDEN COST OF HOLIDAY PAY

  • 01 May 2014
  • McGrade

Every worker has an entitlement to paid annual leave. The purpose of holiday pay is to put the worker, in terms of salary, in a posit...

Restrictive Convenants

RESTRICTIVE CONVENANTS

  • 01 April 2014
  • McGrade

In a time of economic uncertainty, employers naturally wish to protect their business and client/customer base. Often employers will seek to d...

early conciliation

ACAS EARLY CONCILIATION

  • 01 March 2014
  • McGrade

The ACAS early conciliation procedure is the next instalment of the Government’s overhaul of employment law and will come into effect on 6 A...

illegal workers

ILLEGAL WORKERS

  • 01 February 2014
  • McGrade

The recent furore over the resignation of former immigration minister Mark Harper has brought into focus the question of illegal working. It i...