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Top tips for employers and other contracting parties as judgment requires additional considerations of ‘reasonableness’.
Case law round-up – April 2015 download
Ten per cent uplift on damages does not apply to injury to feelings awards in the Employment Tribunals – Chawla v Hewlett Packard Ltd [UKEAT/427/13].
Increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay and increases to Tribunal awards download
The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £76,574 to £78,335 and the maximum amount of a week’s pay, used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal will rise from £464 to £475.
It may well be that this significant increase is attributable to increased awareness by employees of the concept of ‘zero hours’ contracts.
It had previously been thought that a worker’s request would not be reasonable if the choice of companion was unreasonable (and this was reflected in the ACAS Code) but in the case of Toal and another v GB Oils Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a worker’s right to choose their companion (within the statutory categories) is absolute.
ACAS early conciliation is approaching its first anniversary.
While the Employment Tribunal is the most common forum for resolving employment disputes, it is not uncommon for senior, highly paid or bonused employees to bring contractual claims against employers in the civil courts.
The General Election is less than two months away and the political parties have set out their stalls on how they would change or reform existing UK employment law.
We now have the advocate-general’s opinion in the ‘Woolworths’ case.
This checklist may assist in ensuring your organisation is ‘ShPL ready’.
The latest statistics for 2013/14 published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), pleasingly suggest that there is a downward trend in workplace fatalities and injuries.
The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.
The issue in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc v Judge concerned a claim by an employer for delivery up of confidential information by a director upon termination of his appointment.
New rules on corporate directors download
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently working its way through Parliament and is likely to become law in the Spring.
Database right and former employees download
Medical Innovations Ltd v Eakins was a summary judgment application in litigation between an employee and his former employer.
In view of the imminent changes, the aim of this article is to provide a ‘ShPL ready - checklist’...
Pyranha Mouldings Ltd becomes the 10th UK company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter download
Pyranha Mouldings Ltd has become the 10th company to be convicted in the UK under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
Employers are currently focused on having the correct policies and forms in place for shared parental leave but they should not overlook the fact that there are a number of additional changes to adoption and parental leave due to come into force from 5 April 2015.
Changes to Tier 2 immigration rules download
Changes to the UK immigration rules for Tier 2 migrants took effect from 6 November 2014 and affect employers who sponsor migrants to work in their organisations under a Sponsorship Licence.
In contrast to the majority of EU countries, in the UK workers are able to sign an agreement to ‘opt-out’ of the maximum 48 hour working week under the Working Time Regulations (WTR).