Annual National Minimum Wage Increase

Annual National Minimum Wage Increase The draft The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been published. The increase is proposed to come into effect on 1 April 2017. The Regulations raise the national living …

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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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No Longer Reclaimable – Statutory Sick Pay

No Longer Reclaimable – Statutory Sick Pay The Government is to launch a new Health and Work Service that will offer a helpline and website from April 2015.  This will also provide for free occupational health assessments …

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What does redundancy mean?

What does redundancy mean? Redundancy for the purposes of the reason for dismissal has a statutory meaning found in s139 ERA 1996. In simple terms a redundancy occurs where an employee is dismissed because …

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What is constructive dismissal?

What is constructive dismissal? This is a question that is frequently asked as cases where an employee resigns in response to their employer’s conduct are often called constructive dismissal.  It is however still a …

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Claiming unfair dismissal

Claiming unfair dismissal If you think you have been unfairly dismissed you should seek advice as soon as possible.  There are time limits for bringing unfair dismissal claims before the Employment Tribunal of …

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What is unfair dismissal?

What is unfair dismissal? An employee has the right not to be unfairly dismissed by his employer under s94 of the Employment Rights Act (ERA)1996. Firstly, you must establish whether the employee has been …

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Constructive Dismissal – Reason for Leaving Test

Constructive Dismissal – Reason for Leaving Test In a constructive unfair dismissal claim, does the breach of contract by the employer have to be the principal reason for the employee’s resignation? No said the EAT in Wright …

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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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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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