Tags: working time

What does new ruling on travel time mean for your organisation?

Last week the Court of Justice of the European Communities (CJEU) ruled that time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office will be regarded as working time, which is thought to mean a significant impact on many UK businesses and organisations. Emma O’Leary, an employment law consultant…

New travel time pay ruling will have significant impact on UK business

A new Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling could have a significant impact on UK companies employing workers who don’t have a fixed place of work and who travel to and from appointments, says Andrew Willis Head of Croner Litigation at Wolters Kluwer. The CJEU has ruled that time spent travelling to…

Unpaid work completed by UK tradespeople equates to £4.8bn

New research from Direct Line for Business has suggested that more than five hours of unpaid work is completed by British tradespeople every week. The study found that seven in ten British tradespeople work extra unpaid hours each week, which it says equates to around £4.8bn in unpaid overtime every year. According to the findings,…

Figures from Doctors.net.uk reveal a record number of doctors are turning to online learning to support their continuing professional development. Since launching its accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) modular programme six years ago, Doctors.net.uk, the UK’s largest and most active online network of medical professionals, has delivered a staggering 1.6 million hours of accredited learning…

The CBI has called for tougher regulations on strike balloting, claiming industrial action could hurt the country’s economic recovery. In its new report the business group advocates a change to ballot rules so that strike action can only take place if 40 per cent of the balloted workforce, plus a simple majority of those voting,…

On Monday the CBI unveiled a package of measures to ensure Britain’s labour market is best placed to sustain businesses and jobs during the recovery. The proposals include embracing more flexible working, blocking regulations that will cost jobs and changing industrial relations legislation. In a new report, Making Britain the Place to Work, the UK’s…

Following the release of a report by KPMG and CIPD, which claims that 800 businesses surveyed believe that many employment laws have little value and should be repealed, Audrey Williams, Head of Discrimination at international law firm Eversheds comments: “The KPMG/CIPD report mentions the Working Time Regulations, the Agency Workers Regulations and the current paternity…

The European Commission has requested the views of workers’ and employers’ representatives on the options for reviewing EU rules on working time. The first stage consultation asks the European social partners at whether action is needed at EU level on the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) and what scope it should take. This represents the first…

Managers, HR staff and employers are being encouraged to provide more support for people suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance has published a charter outlining measures such as better flexible working arrangements and training of line managers to help deal with people suffering from conditions such as back pain in the workplace.…

Workers experiencing feelings of stress due to being over-stretched in their jobs have been advised to “fight back”, by one sector commentator. Carolyn Jones, director of the Institute of Employment Rights, said some employers are looking to get as many hours as possible from fewer employees, but are using the recession as an excuse to…

Following last month’s publication of the Agency Worker’s Directive (AWD) regulations, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)  has been in discussions with the Department for Business (BIS) on next steps and areas of ongoing concern for the industry. The REC has subsequently received confirmation from Pat McFadden MP, Minister for Business Innovation and Skills that the…