Employment Law in the News

Employment Tribunal Fees

Article written on May 29, 2013

From 29 July anyone wishing to make a claim in the Employment Tribunal or lodging an appeal in the EAT will need to pay a fee, unless they are able to obtain an exemption.

Harassment at Work. Employer Guide

Article written on May 3, 2013

There has been much news publicity recently surrounding harassment, particularly on the grounds of disability and sex. According to Macmillan Cancer Support there has been an increased number of employees with cancer feeling discriminated when they return to work. This is supported by a YouGov survey that shows 37% of employees experience discrimination at work […]

Employee shareholders rejected

Article written on April 23, 2013

The House of Lords has again voted to reject the proposed Employee Shareholder status set out in the Growth and Infrastructure Bill. The government is determined to press ahead with this scheme and has published some concessions in the hope that the House of Lords will agree; these are: a provision that the employee cannot […]

Regulating Recruitment

Article written on January 30, 2013

The government is consulting until 11 April 2013 on a change to how employment agencies and employment businesses are regulated. The aim is to simplify the current regulations while still maintaining safeguards for work-seekers and hirers. The government proposes to retain, for example, the restriction on charging up-front fees to work-seekers and on charging unreasonable […]

TUPE: consultation on changes

Article written on January 29, 2013

There is currently consultation on a number of proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) to take effect from October 2013. The most significant is the repeal of the regulations relating to “service provision changes”. Other proposals include: No obligation to provide employee liability information, but transferors would have […]