Absence From Work

An employee’s absence from work is often the basis for disputes between employers and their staff. A fundamental concept of employment is that an employee works for their employer at the times and places agreed in their contract of employment. The Working Time Regulations and other industry specific regulations, like those that regulate driver’s hours,Continue reading “Absence From Work”

What Is Employment?

For there to be employment there must be a contract of service where the employer controls how, when and where the work is done. Usually the work is done on the employer’s premises using the employer’s tools and materials. It is a relationship “of service” as opposed to someone agreeing to provide services as inContinue reading “What Is Employment?”