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SUPREME COURT RULES THAT EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES ARE UNLAWFUL

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In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has today ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. The case against the government, which introduced the Employment Tribunal Fees Order in 2013, was brought by Unison who had appealed a previous ruling...

CAN AN EMPLOYER FORCE AN EMPLOYEE TO TAKE HOLIDAY AT A SPECIFIED TIME?

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It is not uncommon for employers to determine that employees and workers cannot take time off at certain times of the year. This is particularly true in certain industries (for example, industries that rely on seasonal work or where demand for a...

OFFICE OR EMPLOYEE RELOCATIONS - WHAT DOES AN EMPLOYER NEED TO BEAR IN MIND?

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There are a number of reasons why an employer may wish to relocate an employee, several employees or even the whole office. Perhaps there have been problems between employees in a particular office, or there is more demand for the services carried out by an...

INCREASES TO MINIMUM WAGE AND OTHER STATUTORY PAYMENTS

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From 1 April 2017, the following minimum wage increases are due to take effect:- for workers aged 25 and over the national living wage increases to £7.50 per hour (up from £7.20) for workers aged 21 to 24...

Employment status: ACAS guidance updated; HMRC publishes new online employee status tool

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ACAS, the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service, has launched its updated guidance on employment status in light of the large amount of publicity (most of it negative) surrounding the gig economy in recent months. The guidance aims to help...

High Court rules on office Christmas party punch up

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Can an employer be vicariously liable for the actions of an employee at a Christmas party? The High Court has recently held that a company was not liable for the actions of one of its directors at the office Christmas party, after the...

Judicial Assessment in the Employment Tribunal

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The President of the Employment Tribunal has given guidance on a new process of Judicial Assessment in Employment Tribunal cases. Judicial Assessment involves a confidential and impartial assessment by an Employment Judge of the strengths, weaknesses and...

Football clubs lose employment tribunal cases

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Two football clubs are in the news for unwanted reasons having both lost employment tribunal cases in the space of a few days. Both Jonas Gutierrez (against Newcastle United) and then Lucy Ward (against Leeds United) were successful in their...

Employment Law Changes 2016: Are you ready?

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April 2016 sees a number of changes to employment law. Employment Law Solicitor, Ewan Carr summarises these changes: National Living Wage The well publicised National Living Wage will come into force on 1 April...