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Construction & Engineering

‘Direct payments and construction insolvency’

Carillion’s entry into liquidation has resulted in many employers seeking to establish relationships with subcontractors, under which they will be paid directly in order to stay on site and finish the relevant project. However, establishing direct relations is not without risks, and requires safeguards for employers and subcontractors alike.

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Employment

20 minute rest break means an uninterrupted period

In this article, we consider the case of Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd in which the EAT held that compensatory rest must, as far as possible, amount to a single break from work that lasts at least 20 minutes. It was important that, during the rest period, the worker was free from work.

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