Employment Law in the News

Annual Increase in Tribunal Awards

Article written on February 20, 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 has been laid before parliament, coming into force on 6 April 2018. It contains the normal annual increases to maximum and minimum tribunal awards.Key increases are:- maximum week’s pay (for redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award): £508 (currently £489) maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: […]

Compensation limits 6 April 2018

Article written on February 20, 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 SI 2018/194 has been made and will increase the compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation from 6 April 2018. The limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £80,541 to £83,682; the limit on a week’s pay for the […]

Shared parental leave

Article written on October 6, 2015

On 5 October 2015 it was announced that the government intends to extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents. The government hopes that the planned change will increase flexibility and choice in parental leave arrangements and support working parents with the costs of childcare during the first year of a child’s life. The […]

Adverse Weather Policies

Article written on February 3, 2015

Disruption caused by adverse weather conditions can be difficult for employees and employers alike. Employers have to grapple with getting business done with a limited workforce whilst employees face the uncertainty of whether they will be paid if they have to stay at home because of school closures or just aren’t able to get into […]

Holiday pay for employers

Article written on November 6, 2014

Non-guaranteed overtime must be included in the calculation of holiday pay. An Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment has potentially major implications for employers in respect of both employees and workers by clarifying that: the Working Time Directive (WTD) requires non-guaranteed overtime, ie overtime that the employer is not obliged to provide but which, if the employer […]