Dramatic overhaul of TUPE proposed

Employers will welcome the proposals for new, less burdensome rules relating to staff on a transfer of business, due to become effective mid-January 2014. The measures are currently only proposals, but we report on them now because they are potentially… Read on

New national minimum wage 2013

Here are the new minimum wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.31 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £5.03 Workers aged above the compulsory school age and under… Read on

Major changes to Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals have offered a free service to Claimants since they were introduced in the 1970s. However that all changed on the 29th July 2013 when fees were introduced for anyone starting a claim in the tribunal. A fee is… Read on

New employment laws in force from 25th June

Changes to Employment Law in June 2013. The first in a long list of changes to employment laws come into effect on 25th June 2013. Alongside some technical provisions, the following are of most interest: Removal of qualifying period of… Read on

Employment Tribunal fees set to be introduced on 29th July

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has recently announced that fees for employment tribunal claims will be introduced on 29th July 2013, subject to parliamentary approval. Until now there has been no charge for starting or continuing claims in the… Read on

New year, new employment law challenges

The number of employment law changes planned for each new year never seems to diminish, whichever government is in place. It looks as if 2013 will be no exception, but the year will bring both challenges and opportunities for businesses.… Read on

New national minimum wage 2012

Here are the new rates that will apply from 1 October 2012: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.19 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £4.98 (no change) Workers aged above the compulsory school age and under 18: £3.68 Apprentices: £2.65… Read on

Employment law reform: 3 key updates

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced further proposals to reform the employment tribunal system with the aim of helping businesses. The Government has already increased to two years the period for which employees must work before gaining unfair dismissal… Read on

April 2011: whats new?

Employment laws generally change at the beginning of October and April each year. Here is a summary of the radical changes for April 2011. Default retirement age The default retirement age of 65 will be abolished. Discrimination Positive discrimination provisions… Read on

New minimum wage 2010

As of 1 October 2010, the minimum wage will be as follows: £5.93 per hour for workers aged 21 and over (currently £5.80) £4.92 for 18-20 year olds £3.64 for 16-17 year olds The (unenforceable) London living wage will rise… Read on