In this edition:
• The ECJ rule that stand-by time which requires a worker to spend at home but to respond to calls within 8 minutes is ‘working time’ as it very significantly restricts the opportunities to carry out other activities.
• The EAT rule that the concerns raised about compliance issues purely out of concern for a worker’s own personal liability, were not protected disclosures because they were not in the wider public interest.
• Minutes of the ET National User Group meeting show there has been a 100% increase in single claims received since the abolition of ET fees, with management information showing a stable and consistent recovery.
• With snow falling in many parts of the country, travel conditions may be difficult and Acas have issued a reminder about their advice on how employers and employees should consider the impact on the workplace.
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday 19th January, SMB won a claim to recover the domain name blackjack.com on behalf of our client, Hanger Holdings.Read more
SMB’s Music department has launched a partnership with The BRIT School, the UK’s first and leading free performing and creative arts school, who are responsible… Read more
SMB’s Media Team have advised FAE Film and Television Limited on the production and financing of new film Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.Read more