It’s quite common for employees to want to add annual leave on to the start or the end of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to make the most of their time off - you may receive several annual leave requests.
Women who receive a baby in a surrogacy arrangement are not entitled to maternity leave, the ECJ has found. This is the case even where the women intends to, or does, breastfeed the baby immediately after
From 6th April 2014, amendments will take effect to the fee schedule which sets out the fees payable when an employment tribunal claim is brought.
In July 2013, a fee system was introduced meaning that,
The referendum on independence in Scotland is 6 months away and, depending on the outcome, could have large repercussions in employment law.
It has already been indicated that changes will be made to
The Children and Families Act 2014 has finally been passed by the Government – later than originally planned.
The Act looks to reform legislation in many areas relating to families, including employment
The Government has confirmed that they will implement the Low Pay Commission’s recommended increases to the National Minimum Wage.
The following increases will take effect from October 2014.
The maximum penalty for an employer in relation to non-compliance with national minimum wage (NMW) legislation has increased, with effect from 7th March 2014.
Regulations laid by the Government also
John Philpott, the ex-Chief Economics Adviser to the CIPD, has said that the consultation exercise in respect of zero hours contracts does not address the fundamental issues that these contracts raise.
Three sets of draft regulations have been issued by the Government creating the shape of Shared Parental Leave. It is intended that the new system will be implemented for babies due, or matched or placed
Each year, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) submits a report to the government on the future level of the national minimum wage.
In its 2014 report, it recommends an increase of 19p per hour to the adult