Welcome to the November bulletin.

Our "in brief" article includes our comments on key case law and legislative developments from this month. We focus on a case that looks at how to calculate holiday entitlement when an employee changes their working pattern. We also take a more detailed look at the requirements for large organisations to produce modern slavery statements which came into force on 29 October 2015. In addition, we consider how employers need to be alive to the evolving nature of associative discrimination. Our pensions expert Helen Trethewey highlights the urgent need for employers of defined benefit schemes to take action before the end of the year to preserve rights to surplus payments.