The Taylor Report – points of interest…

The Taylor Report – points of interest… The Taylor Review – now renamed the ‘Good Work’ report, has recently been published.  There are a number of points of interest but here are our top ten:- Establishing employment …

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Does travel to and from work count as working time?

Does travel to and from work count as working time? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance on what constitutes working time for those workers with no habitual workplace. The ECJ looked at whether, for these types of …

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Acas Early Conciliation

Acas Early Conciliation The anticipated Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedures) have been published and confirm that Early Conciliation will come into force on 6th April 2014 The new legislation means …

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Zero hours in the news again

Zero hours in the news again The topic of zero hours has been in the news again with three developments.  Firstly, consultation on the topic is currently underway and is due to close on the 13th …

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Financial Penalties for Employers – Likely Commencement Date

Financial Penalties for Employers – Likely Commencement Date Section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“the Act”) will be implemented in April 2014 according to Jo Swinson (Minister of Employment Relations).  This section, when in …

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The Employment Tribunal Fees Order

The Employment Tribunal Fees Order As of this Monday (29th July 2013) all new claims made to an Employment Tribunal or appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will carry an issue and a hearing …

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Pre-Termination Negotiations: Implementation Date

Pre-Termination Negotiations: Implementation Date It was announced this week that confidential pre-termination negotiations as contained in Section 14 of Vince’s Cables Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 will be implemented on the 29th July 2013. …

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Employee Shareholder Status enacted by Parliament

Employee Shareholder Status enacted by Parliament The House of Lords has voted to accept clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill after a further concession by the government. The Bill received Royal Assent yesterday and …

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What does 2013 have in store for UK Employment Law?

What does 2013 have in store for UK Employment Law? The government’s Fifth Statement of New Regulation was published on 17th December 2012.  It records the government’s progress in reducing the regulatory burdens on business by cutting the “red tape” …

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George Osborne announces plans for a new Contract of Employment

George Osborne announces plans for a new Contract of Employment The Chancellor, George Osborne announced yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham his plans for a new type of employment contract. This new contract would be known as an …

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