Baroness Scotland and the fine

It is reported in today’s Guardian that Baroness Scotland identified the sanction imposed on her by UKBA in connection with employing an illegal worker as civil. She told Sky News: “This is a civil penalty, just as if you drive into the city and you don’t pay your congestion charge or you overpay. It is…

sick leave and holiday entitlement

The House of Lords has today delivered its decision in the case of Stringer -v- HMRC which concerns whether or not an employee accrues holiday entitlement while off sick. The Court of Appeal had held that employees on sick leave did not accrue holiday entitlement while they were off sick but this decision has been…