The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given a Judgement in Ville de Nivelles v Matzak on whether stand-by time constitutes working time under the Working Time Directives.
Leading in times of uncertainty
Thank you for joining us at our conference that explored key developments in charity law and governance.
We know that it is often a struggle to recall everything that you learn at an event; information and insight that seemed crystal clear at the time often seems indistinct by the time you are back at your desk.
To help, we have tapped into the knowledge of the external speakers at our Charity Law and Governance Conference, as well as our charities team, to identify a selection of our favourite resources for charities. To access them, simply click on the hyperlink of the numbered titles.
Handy charity resources
As a team, we are often called upon to advise clients on governance issues that go beyond things that are strictly legal. This can involve picking up on board dynamics, supporting the staff team or addressing other sensitive topics. It sometimes helps to do that by referring to guidance produced by a third-party. 'One Minute Tips on Governance', published by Compass Partnership, is a handy collection of 20 one-page tips just right for situations like that.Shivaji Shiva, Senior Associate
Guidance on fundraising for charities
Every trustee has a role to play in ensuring that their organisation fundraises legally, responsibily and effectively. This free guide, from the Institute of Fundraising, will help you do that.Shivaji Shiva, Senior Associate
Tips on regulation from the Charity Commission
...both by the Charity Commission.
The title says it all. The Charity Commission issues a wide range of useful guidance, but CC3 is the truly essential starting point for any new trustee.Shivaji Shiva, Senior Associate
It's useful for pretty much everything...the flowcharts that accompany some of the operational guidance can be very helpful, particularly when explaining the options available to trustees and their charities.Katie Douglas, Legal Executive
Helpful documents for trustees of faith-based charities
...from Stewardship Services.
Property fact sheets for charities
These are much more detailed than before and take into account the many shades of grey that exist in charity investments. Read this alongside the Charity Commission's own guidance on charities and investment for maximum effect. This is important reading for anyone working in, or dealing with, charities.Victoria Jardine, Partner
Useful finance guides for charities
...from Sayer Vincent.
...from the Directory of Social Change.
Advisor of not-for-profit organisations on the creation of such organisations, their dissolution and most of the issues they encounter.
Employers are having to walk a fine line between protecting their interests whilst also ensuring that they are not breaching their employees’ rights.
The sanctions against employers who knowingly or unknowingly employ individuals who do not have the correct immigration status to work in the UK are stringent.
Rebecca Read considers the implications of the decision in Donelien v Liberata UK Ltd and the employer’s obligations when determining whether a worker has a disability.
Under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) a worker is entitled to a 20 minute rest break away from their workstation if their daily working time exceeds six hours. However, there are limited circumstan
What can an employer do when its negotiations with a recognised union break down and they cannot collectively agree changes to terms?
Can an employee’s concerns raised purely out of self-interest constitute a qualifying disclosure for whistleblowing purposes?
What’s on the horizon for HR and employment law in 2018? Kate Watkins highlights key legislative changes and cases to keep an eye out for.
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has confirmed that a 5 month gap in operations does not necessarily prevent TUPE applying.
Another case that might challenge holiday-pay practice for variable hours staff has been decided by the EAT.