Sunday Trading: How to extend retail hours while avoiding employment claims

At present, large shops (those with over 280 square metres) are only permitted to trade for six hours on a Sunday.  

In a highly publicised consultation launched in August, the government sought the public’s views on devolving powers to city mayors and local authorities to extend Sunday trading hours. The consultation closed on September 16 and we await its outcome.

If Sunday trading restrictions are reduced or lifted, how would this affect your business? Could you lawfully compel your staff to work additional hours on a Sunday, and what issues might arise from increased Sunday working?

Lloyd Davey, Partner & Sarah Taylor, Senior Associate in Employment look at this issue and talk about extending retail hours whilst avoiding employment claims.

Click here to read the full article which featured via RealBusiness on 20 October 2015.

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