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
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
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