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: £83,682 (currently £80,541) Read More →

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 purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal, will increase from £489 to £508; guarantee... [Read more]

Increase in compensation payments 2016

Article written on March 9, 2016

BIS has made The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2016, containing the annual increases in compensation payments, before Parliament. It applies to dismissals (or detriments, etc) occurring on or after 6 April 2016. The main changes are:-a week’s pay – £479 (currently £475) maximum compensatory award – £78,962 (currently £78,335) Read More →

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 government intends to consult on the issue in the first half of next year, with the legislation expected to come into force sometime in 2018. Research by the... [Read more]

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 work. Employees should ensure that they have back up plans for childcare and travel if they are reliant on public transport but in emergency situations an employee is... [Read more]