With a third of the workforce made up of staff over 50, new ACAS guidance on age discrimination is a useful reference point
A recent case of ‘dine and dash’, where guests leave without paying, raises the question as to whether a hospitality business can make a deduction from waiting staff’s wages.
A number of commitments for improving working practices, particularly for vulnerable workers will take effect next April as an outcome of the Taylor Report.
In the wake of #MeToo, and potential gagging of employees through the use of non-disclosure agreements, a consultation into confidentiality clauses is likely to bring new legislation in its wake.
The Government has published its Good Work Plan. Hospitality businesses should be aware that there are some proposed legislative changes relating to working patterns, clarity on worker status and enforcement
In the hospitality industry employers may offer prospective works trial shifts - this can be a trap resulting in underpayment of the national minimum wage if care is not taken.