The Court of Appeal (CoA) has this week released judgment in the case of NHS Leeds v Larner, a decision that was keenly awaited in order to provide some clarity in the contentious area relating to the treatment of accrued holiday during sick leave.
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Supreme Court upholds decision of Court of Appeal in finding that volunteer without contract is not covered by discrimination law
X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and another  UKSC 59 Volunteers are often the key ingredient to the successful running of an organisation in the third sector and also in the world of sport. After appeals from the Employment Tribunal through to the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court have now ruled in favour of Mid Sussex and against Ms X, concluding that a volunteer without a contract is not covered by discrimination law under the Equality Act or otherwise under the Equal Treatment Directive.
Scottish planning fees to increase; changes to planning obligations; review of performance & other changes
Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay has announced a package of measures to further reform planning in Scotland. The measures are designed to speed up the updating of local development plans, streamline certain processes in the planning system and to extend permitted development rights.
The Christmas party is an event which all staff look forward to. It's a chance to relax and enjoy colleagues' company, to reward employees for the year past and to look forward to the year to come. Whilst most parties pass with no more concern than the dodgy dance moves, organisers should bear in mind some simple steps to take to help the event pass without incident and reduced risk.
Sport and traditional media have always been intertwined. Now, new media are revolutionising how people communicate and how sport projects its own image, with Twitter at the forefront.