Post on 28 Feb 2014
On 17 January 2013, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced plans for employment law reform, marking the next steps in the government’s response to the ‘Ending the Employment Relationship’ consultation. The key developments are: To introduce a new cap of 12 months’ pay on the...
Post on 12 Feb 2014
It's the start of a new year but the government looks set to continue its review and amendment of employment law, as it proceeds with its agenda of reducing the red-tape burden on employers. There are a number of changes coming into force in the near future that could affect your business. New TUPE...
Post on 7 Feb 2014
By Bethan Jones
Curry's has been the subject of media attention recently after requiring job applicants to dance as part of its interview process. Applicants were organised into groups and had to perform a dance as part of a team building exercise. Whilst dancing does not form part of Curry's official recruitment...
Post on 1 Feb 2014
Tribunal compensation limits will increase as from today (1 February 2013) under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2012. The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award will rise from £72,300 to £74,200, and the maximum amount of a week’s pay will rise from £430 to £450.
Post on 28 Oct 2013
Hard on the heels of Ed Miliband’s vow, at the TUC’s annual conference, to crack down on the abuse of zero-hour contracts, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has used the Lib-Dem Conference to highlight the Government’s own, somewhat similar, plans. Whilst Ed Miliband has announced the...
Post on 8 Oct 2013
The recent case of Whitham v Capita Insurance Services has held that stopping permanent health insurance benefits once an employee reached the age of 55 amounted to age discrimination. Although only a first instance decision, it is nonetheless likely to be of interest to employers. The Facts Mr...
Post on 10 Sep 2013
If you ever come across TUPE in your organisation, this article is well worth a read. Below is a link to an article prepared by the Michelmores Employment Team on the proposed changes to the TUPE Regulations. A change could do you good If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at tom....
Post on 3 Sep 2013
The government’s proposed changes to TUPE are now likely to be published next month, with a view to them coming into force in January 2014. The proposed changes are expected to include:- repealing regulation 3(1)(b) (the ‘service provision change’ definition of a transfer) repealing regulations 10...
Post on 15 Jul 2013
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision has resulted in a fundamental change to the law on collective consultation, making the road ahead one that will have to be carefully navigated by employers. The case of USDAW v WW Realisation Ltd involved the collapse of high street store Woolworths,...
Post on 12 Jul 2013
We are all familiar with the concept of the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. This duty extends to an employer’s recruitment process, where reasonable adjustments to the interview procedure should be made, where needed, for disabled candidates. However, employers still...