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Stuart Swan Posted 18th July 2016 at 01:59pm by Stuart Swan

ACAS Code does not apply to some ill health dismissals

The general rule is that if an employer does not follow the ACAS Code of Practice (‘ACAS Code’) on disciplinary and grievance procedures, an Employment Tribunal can award an uplift in compensation of up to 25% for non-compliance where Claimants are successful with subsequent claims.

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ACAS Code does not apply to some ill health dismissals
Louise Walker Posted 8th July 2016 at 11:47am by Louise Walker

Pre-Termination Settlement Negotiations

Claimant cannot rely on existence of pre-termination settlement negotiations in support of an unfair dismissal claim.

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Pre-Termination Settlement Negotiations
David Reid Posted 24th June 2016 at 12:21pm by David Reid

Following Brexit, what now for UK employment law?

UK votes to leave. EU Referendum results, what now for UK employment law?

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Following Brexit, what now for UK employment law?
Stuart Swan Posted 19th May 2016 at 02:22pm by Stuart Swan

Holiday pay update

Many of our readers will already have read in the press that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised Lock case. 

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Holiday pay update
Stuart Swan Posted 19th May 2016 at 11:01am by Stuart Swan

Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an employer who attempted to address workplace difficulties with an employee on sick leave constructively dismissed that employee.

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Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave
Louise Walker Posted 28th April 2016 at 12:09pm by Louise Walker

EAT Disapproves HMRC Guidance on Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that childcare vouchers provided under a salary sacrifice scheme are part of the employee’s remuneration under Regulation 9 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999. They therefore do not have to be provided during maternity leave.

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EAT Disapproves HMRC Guidance on Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave
Louise Walker Posted 28th April 2016 at 12:07pm by Louise Walker

Government Funds Additional National Minimum Wage Compliance Checks

 

In update 202 we explained that the new National Living Wage came into effect on 1 April 2016. In addition, the government announced the new rates for younger workers and apprentices, which will come into force on 1 October 2016.

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Government Funds Additional National Minimum Wage Compliance Checks
David Reid Posted 6th April 2016 at 10:13am by David Reid

Penalties for Unpaid Tribunal Awards

 

In a bid to enforce payment of tribunal awards or settlement sums, the government has introduced new regulations imposing tougher penalties on employers who fail or refuse to pay such awards.

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Penalties for Unpaid Tribunal Awards
David Reid Posted 6th April 2016 at 04:47pm by David Reid

New Employment Laws coming into force in April 2016

In this update, we cover new rules and limits in relation to the national minimum wage, penalties for unpaid tribunal awards,  state second pension and tribunal compensation, all of which have changed in April 2016. 

 
 
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New Employment Laws coming into force in April 2016
David Reid Posted 6th April 2016 at 10:19am by David Reid

Tribunal Compensation Limits

The compensation limits available for various claims at the Employment Tribunal will increase from 6 April 2016, including an increase in the maximum compensatory award from £78,335 to £78,962.

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Tribunal Compensation Limits