Employment Law – Error in Law By Tribunal – Number of Hours Worked

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The hype has been likened by some to a feeding frenzy.. especially given the massive growth in public interest, driven by the current economic climate. To not get taken for a ride requires caution.

While the hype should be ignored, it is often incumbent on the good judgment of seekers to dig a bit deeper, to discover if something worthwhile lies behind all the hype.

Among the hundreds of money making programs and schemes lurking on the web, there are some that are genuine and worthwhile. Research has convinced me that Legit Online Jobs is one of several 'good guys', hype notwithstanding.

What is Legit Online Jobs?:

The program provides training and information for members in several proven online money making methods. The entry fee gets you access to online learning resources, member forums, downloadable e-books and videos. The centerpiece of the program is 'AdWords'.

'AdSense' is an ad serving application run by Google Inc. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image, and video advertisements on their websites. These ads are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a 'per click' or 'per impression' basis.

Advertising, as we know, represents a major sector in developed economies - some $50 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Experts predict substantial growth of these huge sub-economies in the near term. Why? Competition is fierce. And advertising works [thanks for the tip!].

It might surprise some to learn that hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses are eager to place ads on your websites and blogs. These businesses will pay you each time your visitors click on their ads, or are lured to their websites and subsequently purchase products or services. Success with AdWords means raising the internet visibility of your own websites and blogs: the more visitors you get, the more end up on your advertisers' websites; the more then purchase the advertisers' products and services, and the more money you make in commissions.

Bottom line?:

Without question proficiency with AdWords can be parlayed into Big online income. Thousands are doing exactly that, with thousands more staking their claim each year.

Program Features:

1] Training in AdWords [probably the most lucrative offering]: members are taught to convert this training into online income.

2] A free automated website, simple to monetize.

3] Make Money On eBay: how to make money reselling wholesale goods from eBay. Golden!

4] Make Money Doing Online Surveys: useful to members who need cash quickly, and have modest income goals. Surveys are unlikely to make anybody rich.

5] Real Home Jobs: several other ways to make money online, again if quick cash is a priority.

6] Advanced Cash Pulling Secrets [for advanced users]: for those who have gained some experience, this guide shows how to accelerate online income streams into torrents.


Like any good work-from-home program Legit Online Jobs presents members with an organized action plan. The program provides thoroughgoing instruction. It guides you, while providing the tools and support you need to achieve your income goals.

In my opinion this program, together with several others, are gold mines. They are grounded in proven principles and developed by successful internet entrepreneurs - people who have achieved the success you want. Most of them will share it for peanuts.

The reason of course is that they sell an 'e-product' with a lot of competition. Like most vendors they maximize profit by tweaking the sales volume vs price equation.

Invariably, it is made clear to members that they must learn the material well and follow the program [follow the yellow brick road].

Legit Online Jobs is one I am happy to recommend, and it earns a place in my top 5.

Here is a solid opportunity to develop a good online income, or to break the shackles of the job rut altogether and enter a realm of unlimited income possibilities. Such is the power of the internet.

A word of caution:

Be prepared to work if you expect to achieve results. Financial success comes at a price. That price is work, not necessarily money. There is much to learn, so plan to devote at least 1 - 2 hours per day to the course on a consistent basis. Otherwise you can lose focus, become discouraged and quit.

Legit Online Jobs offers the 'potential' to make big money - it is not a get-rich-quick scheme. If you encounter such an 'opportunity' avoid it like the plague, unless you are ready to be burned alive. Many of us have learned, the hard way, that the road to riches is not a freeway.

Michael Merry

The case of McLean v Rainbow Homeloans Ltd [2006], involved an employee who was employed as a mortgage advisor. He had commenced employment on 14 April 2004, and had had his employment terminated on 1 April 2005.
The employee asserted that during the period of his employment, he had regularly worked for between 55 and 60 hours per week. He claimed that the employer had then asked him to work at the weekends, in addition to the hours that he had been working already. The employee refused that request, at which point on 23 March 2005, he received a letter from his employer which he interpreted as giving notice that his employment was to be terminated.
The employee brought proceedings before the employment tribunal. The tribunal held that it had no jurisdiction to hear the employee’s claim. It cited the reason for this decision being that the employee had not claimed that he had been dismissed for attempting to assert a statutory right under the Working Time Regulations 1998 SI 1998/1833 (“the Regulations”). The tribunal said that in those circumstances, his claim for unfair dismissal could proceed no further on the basis that he had not accrued the requisite qualifying period of service under s.108(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (“the Act”).
The employee appealed to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT). The employee submitted that the tribunal had erred in finding that it had no jurisdiction to hear his claim. He argued that:-
– It was wrong to prevent his claim from continuing on the ground that he had not alleged that he had been dismissed for attempting to assert a statutory right.
– the tribunal had failed to have regard to the provisions of s.101(A) and s.108(3)(dd) of the Act. Those provisions dis-applied the statutory continuous service requirements in respect of an unfair dismissal claim where it had been alleged that an employee had been dismissed for refusing to adhere to an employer’s requirement that would have contravened the Regulations.
– this applied to his case due to the fact that he had been asked to work many more hours than he should have been.
The appeal was allowed. In this case, it was held that the tribunal had erred in law by directing itself that it had no jurisdiction to hear the claim on the ground that the employee had not alleged that his dismissal had been a consequence of his attempt to assert a statutory right. The EAT said that it was plain from the terms of the Act that the tribunal had jurisdiction to hear the employee’s claim on the basis that he had alleged that his dismissal had been a consequence of him having refused to accept the employer’s request to work hours in contravention of the Regulations.
It was decided that the employee’s claim would be remitted to the tribunal for re-consideration.
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© RT COOPERS, 2007. This Briefing Note does not provide a comprehensive or complete statement of the law relating to the issues discussed nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight general issues. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to particular circumstances.