News / Employment Law


Average waiting time for benefits disputes drops

Becky Frith, 12 Jan 2015

The average waiting time for decisions on benefits disputes has dropped from 33 weeks to under a fortnight...


Holiday pay claims: new regulation offers hope for employers but not until July 2015

Siân Harrington, 22 Dec 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has implemented the Deduction from Wages (Limitation)...


High Court rules tribunal fees are lawful

Hywel Roberts, 18 Dec 2014

The High Court yesterday (Wednesday 17 December) rejected a judicial review brought by trade union Unison...

ECJ obesity ruling 'real problem' for employers

Hywel Roberts, 18 Dec 2014

The ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that obesity can constitute a disability could cause...

‘Much to be resolved’ following holiday pay ruling

Hywel Roberts, 05 Nov 2014

Yesterday’s ruling that overtime will be included in holiday pay calculations still leaves uncertainty...

Holiday pay ruling could affect wages and retention

Hywel Roberts, 04 Nov 2014

An imminent decision on whether overtime can be taken into account when calculating holiday pay could...

More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment...

Civil servants to receive equal parental pay

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Both male and female civil servants will be entitled to equal parental leave pay from April 2015, deputy...

Legal experts call for tribunal fees review

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

Unions and employment law experts are united in calling for a review of tribunal fees after Ministry...

Equal pay audits will leave employers open to 'class actions', expert warns

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

New powers open to tribunals to order a full pay audit in an equal pay disputes will leave companies...

Acas figures could prompt tribunal fees rethink

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

Employers and their staff successfully using Acas's early conciliation service might make the government...

Liberal Democrats propose higher tax-free allowance

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The Liberal Democrats propose to raise the tax-free allowance to £12,500 in the next Parliament, according...

Carr Review into unions stalls over "politicised environment"

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Bruce Carr, the QC leading the Carr Review into the conduct of unions, has revealed he will not be making...

Lawyers warn of "immediate impact" of obesity ruling on UK employers

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The recent European Union Court of Justice announcement that suggests obesity should be treated as a...

Employment groups welcome flexible working changes

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Employment groups have broadly welcomed new legislation that extends flexible working rights to all employees....

Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts to be banned

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jun 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced that the Government is to outlaw the use of exclusivity...

Job applicants do not have to disclose minor offences, Supreme Court rules

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing job applicants to disclose minor crimes as part of background...

Tribunal fees have caused "perilously low" number of cases

Hywel Roberts, 13 Jun 2014

The number of tribunal cases brought between January and March this year was up slightly from the previous...

Family of dead workers entitled to claim holiday pay, rules ECJ

Hywel Roberts, 13 Jun 2014

Employers are liable for claims of unpaid holiday pay even if a member of staff dies in service, following...

Two-thirds of parents unaware of shared parental leave changes

Hywel Roberts, 12 Jun 2014

The majority of parents are unaware of the changes to shared parental leave (SPL) coming into effect...

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