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September 2014

National Minimum Wage Increase

Following the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations, the standard adult rate of the National Minimum Wage is due to increase as of 1 October 2014.Read more...

  

August 2014

Flexible Working & Your Business

As of 30 June 2014, all employees who have been employed in excess of 26 weeks have a right to make a flexible working request. Read more...

 

June 2014

World Cup Fever, HR Headaches

The much anticipated World Cup kicked off last Thursday, with England playing their first match on Saturday – although the less said about that the better! Read more...

New Holiday Pay Ruling

UK companies could be forced to pay out millions in back dated commission, overtime and bonus payments following a significant European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision, which ruled employees should still be paid their usual commission payments even while on holiday. Read more...

 

May 2014

Implications for LLP's

On Wednesday the Supreme Court confirmed LLP Members are classed as workers. Read more...

Covert Recording Deemed Admissible in Court

In the recent case of Punjab National Bank International Limited and Others v Gosain, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld that a covert recording made by an employee containing discussions between a panel at grievance and disciplinary hearings could be submitted as evidence at a full and final Tribunal hearing. Read more...

 

March 2014

Redundancy Payment Caps

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Peacock Stores v Peregrine has established that the consistent practice of an employer calculating redundancy payments, without applying the statutory caps, could create a contractual obligation to continue to do so in the future. Read more...  

Increase in Employment Law Rates

As the financial year end approaches, the Government has announced a number of new rates that will apply in the context of employment law over the next 12 months. Read more...

 

November 2013

John McCririck Loses Case

73 year old racing pundit, John McCririck, who was dropped by Channel 4 in 2012, has this week lost his claim in the Employment Tribunal of age discrimination against his former employers. Read more...

 

October 2013

No Alternative But To Resign

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Secretary for State and Justice v Hibbert considered whether an employee had submitted her claim to the Tribunal within the relevant limitation period. Read more...

Employment Update

Employee Breached Duty of Good Faith by Orchestrating Team Move to Competitor. Read more...

Social Media Policies

Five reasons why every business should have a social media polidy in place. Read more...

 

September 2013

Constructive Dismissal Update

Failure To Follow A Grievance Procedure May Amount To Constructive Dismissal. Read more...

Holiday Pay Update

A recent Employment Tribunal case has potentially significantly increased an employer’s liability to pay to holiday pay. Read more...

 

February 2013

Employment Law Reforms

On 17 January 2013 the Government and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills made a number of announcements regarding the on-going employment law reform programme. Read more...

Unfair Dismissal Claims

Increase in Maximum Award for Unfair Dismissal Claims. Read more...

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