New national minimum wage rates 2015
On 1 October 2015 the national minimum wage (NMW) rates increased across the UK.
Stuart Swan
9th Oct 2015
ACAS publishes guidance on sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace
ACAS has published new guidance to help employers understand and deal with issues relating to sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.
Gillian Melville
2nd Sep 2015
Tribunal fees to be abolished in Scotland
The Scottish Government has announced its intention to abolish Employment Tribunal fees in Scotland. This commitment is set out in its 2015/16 programme for...
Gillian Melville
2nd Sep 2015
Court upholds employee's right to be accompanied at investigation meeting
As most employers know, under section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999, employees have the right to be accompanied to a disciplinary or grievance hearing...
Louise Walker
24th Aug 2015
High Court upholds decision on employee's right to be accompanied - expert comments
The case makes it clear that when considering whether a request to bring a particular companion should be allowed at any stage of a disciplinary or grievance...
Louise Walker
24th Aug 2015
No special rules for social media misconduct - expert comments
Whilst the EAT declined to give any specific guidance to employers on how to deal with dismissals for misuse of social media in the case of The British Waterways...
David Reid
18th Aug 2015
No special rules for social media misconduct
A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirms that no special rules apply when dismissing an employee for misuse of social media. Rather...
David Reid
18th Aug 2015
Glasgow bin lorry inquiry - lessons to be learned - in employment
Once the individual starts work, the employer has an ongoing duty to the employee and to others to ensure they remain fit for the job they are doing and to...
David McRae
17th Aug 2015
Glasgow bin lorry inquiry - lessons to be learned - during recruitment
Most employers know that section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 means they are not generally permitted to ask job applicants questions about their health before...
David McRae
17th Aug 2015
Glasgow bin lorry inquiry - lessons to be learned
The fatal accident inquiry into the tragic bin lorry crash that killed six people in Glasgow last year is currently ongoing. Press reports suggest the driver...
David McRae
17th Aug 2015
Employment Law News for August 2015
This month we look at proposed changes to tax treatments, the new trade union bill, mandatory equal pay reporting and the Fit for Work Scotland referral acceptance.  
Emma Grossmith
6th Aug 2015
Fit for Work Scotland Starts Accepting Referrals
Fit for Work Scotland, the new government-provided occupational health service, has announced that due to the level of demand and interest in its assessment...
Emma Grossmith
6th Aug 2015
Mandatory Equal Pay Reporting Moves Closer
The government has recently launched a consultation on the implementation of gender pay gap reporting for large private and third sector employers.
Emma Grossmith
6th Aug 2015
Trade Union Bill Published
The government has published a new Trade Union Bill which, if it becomes law, will reform various aspects of the law on industrial action and trade union...
Emma Grossmith
6th Aug 2015
Proposed Changes to Tax Treatment of Termination Payments
The government is considering how it can make the tax and national insurance contributions treatment of termination payments ‘simpler and fairer’....
Emma Grossmith
6th Aug 2015
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