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In January 2017, the government published its review of employment tribunal fees which decided that there was no conclusive evidence that fees had prevented people from bringing claims. Hot on its heels, on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court delivered… Read on
In International Petroleum Ltd v Osipov (click here for full judgment) , a non-executive director (retained on a non-employed basis to make decisions for the company) instructed another non-executive director to dismiss the Claimant, who had brought to the first… Read on
The Supreme Court has rocked the Employment Tribunal system by ruling that Employment Tribunal issue and hearing fees prevent access to justice and are unlawful. It noted that there has been a sharp, substantial fall in the volume of case… Read on
The BBC’s annual report for 2016/17 has revealed that around two-thirds of its on-air talent earning more than £150K are male. The highest paid male celebrity earned between £2.2m and £2.25m last year, while the highest paid female earned between… Read on
In October 2016, the government commissioned a report by Mathew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts) into how employment practices may need to be revised as a consequence of developments in the labour market and modern business… Read on
The HMRC has ruled that carers sleeping overnight to provide safety and reassurance should be paid the national minimum wages for all hours (even when sleeping). Employees will be able to bring claims for back pay backdated two years as… Read on
The Taylor report published on 11 July 2017 has made a significant number of recommendations in relation to proposed changes to employment law to ensure that it meets the needs of a modern labour market. The passage of any new… Read on
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been published. The main purpose of the Bill is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and bring to an end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. Another principal purpose of… Read on
Most people are now familiar with the fact that compensation for whistleblowing and discrimination claims in the employment tribunal is uncapped. It is also becoming more widely known that this compensation can include elements for loss of earnings, injury to… Read on
The Acas early conciliation scheme was first introduced in April 2014. The purpose of the scheme was to provide a process whereby the parties to an employment dispute would have the opportunity to settle their differences with the assistance of… Read on