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    Sarah Bowen interviewed by Central TV about legal issues and the furlough scheme

    3PB employment barrister Sarah Bowen was interviewed by Bob Warman of Central TV News yesterday about holiday leave during furlough, a scheme that is likely to last until the Spring of 2020. Speaking as a member of the Birmingham Law Society, Sarah has advised that employers should not assume that forced holiday leave is the answer. Specifically, the COVID guidance on holiday entitlement states that it is necessary for an employer requiring an employee to take...

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    Daniel Brown edits the Employment and Discrimination team's October newsletter

    Daniel Brown has edited 3PB's October Employment and Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Matthew Curtis, Sarah Clarke, Simon Tibbitts, Stephen Wyeth, Karen Moss, Grace Boorer, Lachlan Wilson, Grace Nicholls, Andrew MacPhail and Charlotte Hadfield. The newsletter brings you 3PB news, recordings as well as our case and legal analysis. You are also invited to register to attend our 8 October webinar on injunctions, restrictive covenants and team moves. Click here to view the newsletter. News...

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  • 3PB counsel 200 other lawyers on the right redundancy procedures in the pandemic

    3PB Barristers specialist employment and discrimination barristers Lachlan Wilson and Daniel Brown have just delivered the webinar, “Preparing for redundancies” to over 200 employment lawyers. Recent figures showed 300,000 redundancies in the UK simply during June and July 2020. Next month -October – sees the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)  goes down to 60% of wages with employers contributing 20% and finishes at the end of the month.  Many companies face continued drop off in...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • Part-time music teacher wins landmark Court of Appeal case confirming the method of calculating holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers

    Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and ARAG who provide legal expenses insurance to the ISM’s members, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson, and Mathew Gullick from 3PB, to bring her holiday pay claim to court. Mrs Brazel, who was employed on a zero-hours contract, which was expressed to be permanent but under which she was only required to work during...

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  • Employment Barristers Lachlan Wilson and Mathew Gullick in Court of Appeal case concerning holiday entitlement of workers on zero hours contracts

    At the beginning of May, Lachlan Wilson and Mathew Gullick appeared before the Court of Appeal for the employee, a school's peripatetic music teacher, in a challenge brought by the employer against the decision of the EAT (reported as Brazel v Harpur Trust at [2018] ICR D10) that, in cases involving workers on zero hours contracts, there was no basis to reduce the holiday entitlement of 5.6 weeks under the Working Time Regulations 1998 or to change...

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