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Published: 1st May 2015

Author: Claire Dewhurst We would like to update you on a recent decision of the European Court of Justice. Where an employer proposes to dismiss 20 or more employees at one establishment within 90 days it must consult collectively with representatives of the affected employees. This covers redundancy situations, but also changes to terms and […]

Published: 16th March 2015

Author: Claire Dewhurst From 5 April 2015 parents and adopters can share responsibility for caring for their child during the first year of its life (or the first year after it has been placed with them for adoption) by taking shared parental leave. We have set out below the ten key things you need to […]

Published: 7th November 2014

Author: Claire Dewhurst You may have seen in the news this week that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has decided that paid overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The Working Time Directive, which is implemented into English law in the Working Time Regulations, requires workers to be paid “normal remuneration” during […]

Published: 1st July 2014

As of 30 June 2014, all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service are now entitled to make a request to their employer for flexible working arrangements.  Who is eligible? The Children and Families Act 2014 (the 2014 Act) extends the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service regardless of […]

Published: 12th May 2014

As of 6 April ACAS will be offering an early conciliation scheme. It will become mandatory for all claimants to use this from 5 May 2014. As of 5 May claimants seeking to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal will be required to contact ACAS in the first instance, rather than the Tribunal, and […]

Published: 6th April 2014

As of 6 April 2014, the following rates and limits will apply: the compensatory award cap for unfair dismissal claims – the lower of £76,574 (previously £74,200) or a year’s salary maximum weekly pay for statutory redundancy payments – £464 (from £450) weekly rate of statutory sick pay – £87.55 (from £86.70) statutory maternity pay, […]

Published: 12th March 2014

Employers these days tend to be wary of providing detailed references in respect of their former employees and the trend is to limit a reference to the dates the employee was employed and their final role. But what are your obligations if you are providing a reference? The starting point is that you are not […]

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