National Living Wage

posted May 10, 2017

National Living Wage. The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 will come into force on 1 April 2017.

Discrimination in the Workplace

posted May 8, 2017

Employers must be aware that they may be held liable for their employee’s alleged racist behaviour.

Employee shareholders

posted May 1, 2017

A new form of employment status, ’employee shareholders’, came into existence on 1 September 2013 (Updated May 2017)

The Equality Act 2010 (Brexit)

posted March 8, 2017

The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) which implements the UK’s laws against discrimination is primary legislation, so would remain in force even if the legislation incorporates EU law (the European Communities Act 1972) is repealed.

Shared parental leave

posted February 27, 2015

The Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) inserts new provisions into Part 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to introduce a new entitlement for employees who are parents, to take shared parental leave (SPL) in the first year of their child’s life or in the first year after their child’s placement for adoption.

Tribunal reform – December

posted December 14, 2013

Under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 the majority of prospective claims will, from April 2014, be required to contact ACAS before they can lodge proceedings at the employment tribunal.

Tribunal reform

posted November 14, 2013

Penalties

Pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements

posted October 18, 2013

Under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reforms Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) compromise agreements will be renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and employers will be given more freedom to have discussions with employees about a proposed settlement outside the context of an existing dispute.

Unfair dismissal qualifying service

posted October 18, 2013

The right to claim for unfair dismissal generally is dependant upon the employee having the requisite period of continuous service

Unfair dismissal compensation

posted October 18, 2013

A change to the compensatory award cap has been in force from 25 June 2013 (Updated May 2017)

Tribunal Fees

posted October 18, 2013

From July 2013 there will be two main charging points for Tribunal fees