01 March 2017

Today is the day!

Today is the day that the UK Supreme Court say no to British Gas, and most of the provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 come into force.

Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd
Today the UK Supreme Court refused British Gas permission to appeal in the long running case concerning the requirement to include commission payments in the calculation for holiday pay.
The case had already been referred to the European Court of Justice, so it now returns to the Employment Tribunal for calculation of Mr Lock's pay.

The Trade Union Act 2016
Most of the remaining sections of The Trade Union Act 2016  (the Act) came into force today. The main changes concern new requirements for balloting for industrial action, picketing, check-off, and opting in to the union's political fund. There are some sections of the Act still to be implemented (concerning the reserved power regarding check-off and the Certification Officer's powers).

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