Employment Law Weekly News Update – 1 March 2018

In this edition:

• The ECJ rule that stand-by time which requires a worker to spend at home but to respond to calls within 8 minutes is ‘working time’ as it very significantly restricts the opportunities to carry out other activities.
• The EAT rule that the concerns raised about compliance issues purely out of concern for a worker’s own personal liability, were not protected disclosures because they were not in the wider public interest.
• Minutes of the ET National User Group meeting show there has been a 100% increase in single claims received since the abolition of ET fees, with management information showing a stable and consistent recovery.
• With snow falling in many parts of the country, travel conditions may be difficult and Acas have issued a reminder about their advice on how employers and employees should consider the impact on the workplace.