Anna Dannreuther co-chaired a 7-member working group from the Employment Lawyers Association to respond to the Low Pay Commission’s Consultation on April 2022 National Minimum Wage Rates.
Alexander Campbell reviews the High Court judgment in Melars Group Ltd v East-West Logistics LLP. The case indicates that relief from sanctions may be granted where a party has breached a court-imposed deadline and that deadline, even if agreed by consent between the parties, was unrealistic from the start.
The Supreme Court has given judgment in Mencap (Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake; Shannon v Rampersad and anr  UKSC 8), ruling that sleep-in workers are only entitled to be paid the national minimum wage for the time that they are awake for the purpose of working.
Anna Dannreuther has been appointed a member of the Employment Lawyers Association’s Legislative & Policy Committee.
The Supreme Court’s ruling has huge implications for anyone working in the gig economy as it has clarified the approach to be taken by the courts when deciding whether someone is a worker. All the circumstances will be taken into account including the conduct of the parties (not just the written terms), and what matters is whether the individual is in a position of dependency and subordination.
Franklin Evans is leaving chambers following his appointment as a District Judge. He will sit on the South Eastern Circuit as a District Judge in the county court at Romford from 18 October.
Nikolas Clarke represented the claimant, who was successful in her unfair dismissal claim and received compensation from her former employer.
Francis Hoar represented anti-fraud investigator Mark Edmunds in his unfair dismissal case against Tower Hamlets council.