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Employment Tribunal fees - Supreme Court Decision

Thursday, July 27, 2017

You may have seen the recent press coverage regarding the Supreme Court decision regarding Employment Tribunal fees. This notes is to give you a little background to the situation.   Since 2013, employees have had to pay a fee of up to £1,200... Read More

Party employment law manifestos

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The major parties have now launched their election manifestos and below is a brief summary of how they are planning the address employment law related issues. As we know, manifestos don’t always translate into reality,  however this may be useful... Read More

Pimlico Plumbers v Smith Implications for employment status

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A recent decision in the Court of Appeal has thrown up another judgement relating to the status of workers in what is sometimes known as the ‘gig’ economy. Background: Mr Smith had signed a ‘self-employed operative’ agreement with... Read More

Updated compensation limits for redundancy and unfair dismissal

Thursday, March 2, 2017

With effect from 6th April 2017 the maximum amount of a week's pay that shoud be taken into account for calculating statutory redundancy pay will be £489 per week. At the same time the maximum amount of compensation for unfair dismissal will increase... Read More

National Minimum Wage

Thursday, March 2, 2017

With effect from 1st April 2017 the rates for the National Minimum Wage will be: £7.05 per hour for employees aged 21 - 24; £5.60 per hour for 18-20 year olds; and £4.05 per hour for 16-17 year olds; and apprentices aged below 19... Read More

House of Commons Research Paper on Employment Law and Brexit

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The House of Commons Library publishes research papers on topics of interest to parliamentarians and others. It has recently published an article on Brexit and Employment Law which provides a useful summary of the current position. A link to the report can... Read More

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