Increases to Discrimination Awards Announced
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director. When deciding how much compensation to award to a successful claimant in discrimination cases, it is worth remembering...
Caroline Cockbain - lawyer - specialist in training for HR Specialists and Management
Caroline Cockbain
10th Apr 2018
Gender pay gap reporting deadline
By Louise Walker, Senior Solicitor. As previously reported, all companies in Great Britain (but not Northern Ireland) with more than 250 employees are...
Louise Walker
4th Apr 2018
Latest ACAS statistics
By Angela Strzyzewska. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published its most recent quarterly statistics, taking into account...
Angela Strzyzewska
29th Mar 2018
Less favourable treatment of agency workers
By Stuart Swan, Senior Solicitor.   The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that it is not possible to compensate an agency worker...
Stuart Swan
21st Mar 2018
Increase to national minimum wage and national living wage
In the government's Autumn budget, it was confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage would increase in April 2018.
Louise Walker
19th Feb 2018
Good Work Plan - Government Proposals
The government has today announced proposed changes to workers’ rights, claiming that ‘the UK will become one of the first countries to address the challenges...
Amanda Deeley
7th Feb 2018
What to expect from employment law this year
As 2018 starts to gather momentum, we take this opportunity to look forward to see what is on the horizon in terms of employment law.
Caroline Cockbain - lawyer - specialist in training for HR Specialists and Management
Caroline Cockbain
8th Jan 2018
Key employment law developments of 2017
2017 was another year of significant change in employment law. In this alert, we look back at three significant developments.
Stuart Swan
19th Dec 2017
Fit For Work Service
The Fit for Work service was introduced in 2015 as a Government-funded service covering England, Scotland and Wales that provided basic occupational health...
Louise Walker
8th Dec 2017
Royal Weddings and Bank Holidays
Over the past 24 hours or so, you may have noticed the news that there has been another Royal engagement, with Prince Harry's proposal to Meghan Markle having...
Amanda Deeley
28th Nov 2017
Increase to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage
In the Government's Autumn budget, it has been confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage will increase in Spring next year.
Gillian Cumming
24th Nov 2017
Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers
A recent case heard by the European Court of Justice looked at whether it was sex discrimination for an employer to fail to conduct a risk assessment for...
Caroline Cockbain - lawyer - specialist in training for HR Specialists and Management
Caroline Cockbain
9th Nov 2017
Employment tribunal fee refund scheme announced
Since 2013 and until recently, claimants wishing to bring an employment tribunal claim required to pay a 'lodging fee' (at the point of submitting the claim)...
Angela Strzyzewska
24th Oct 2017
Parental bereavement leave and pay
The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill, published by the Government last week, provides that parents will receive at least two weeks' paid bereavement...
Natalie McEvoy
19th Oct 2017
Can a disciplinary investigation be too thorough?
For an employer to establish, before the Employment Tribunal, that the decision to dismiss an employee on conduct grounds was fair, the employer must be able...
Gillian Cumming
12th Oct 2017
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