Well, this is it, the penultimate edition of our Employment& Pensions newsletter for 2014.

Where has the year gone? This certainly has been an eventful 12 months on the legal front, with various developments in the employment arena. You'll be pleased to see that even though we are nearing the end of the year, the world of employment keeps moving - in this edition we comment on two landmark decisions emanating from the UK's Appeal judiciary.

In the first article, Emma Parr provides her insight on yesterday's 'holiday pay ruling'; she sets out in simple terms what it means for local businesses and whether Channel Islanders are right to be concerned.

In the second article, Elena Moran gives her thoughts on the positive action a Jersey employer may take when faced with an employee's refusal to give notice and sets off to work for a competitor; fear not, there are options!

On a separate note, may we say a huge thank you to all those who attended our recent Autumn Employment Seminar Series in Guernsey. As usual, the turnout was great and we have already received some very interesting topics for discussion in the Spring 2015 series; do keep your ideas coming in. 

The "Holiday Pay Ruling" - should the Channel Islands be concerned?

We're sure that you will all by now have heard about yesterday's ground-breaking decision concerning holiday pay. Well, it seems that UK employers may have been falling foul of EU legislation and this could have devastating consequences for mainland employers. Read Emma's article The Holiday Pay Ruling to see whether you should be concerned for your business.

English Court of Appeal upholds injunction without pay when employee walks out

Have you ever wondered how you can protect your business from an employee who chooses to walk out of employment without giving the contractual period of notice? Here, in her article Injunction Without Pay, Elena looks at the recent Court of Appeal decision, Sunrise Brokers v Rodgers, and offers some positive advice.

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