From 1st July 2015, a worker’s ability to make a lengthy back pay claim in relation to most unlawful deduction claims at tribunal. This will put paid to the uncertainty that employers experience in relation
With effect from 26th May 2015, exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are no longer unenforceable. This means that employers cannot stop a zero hours worker from looking for or obtaining work under
Sajid Javid, the new Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, announced last week that there would be an overhaul of the current legislation relating to access to industrial action.
Under a majority success, the Conservative Government will no longer face resistance from the Liberal Democrats on moving their proposals through to legislation. The Conservative Manifesto gave us an insight
With the election looming closer and an increasing coverage of politics outside the workplace, employers may be finding that employees’ political beliefs and issues may be spilling over in to the workplace.
The European Court of Justice has issued a significant judgment which affects larger redundancies where employees at more than one branch are affected. The Court decided that collective consultation (the
Usually, there are 8 Bank Holidays in a calendar year in England and Wales. Scotland usually has 9 and Northern Ireland 10. Sometimes, an extra Bank Holiday will be granted by the Government and this has
In all the hubbub with the introduction of shared parental leave, the existing entitlement to ‘parental leave’ may well have been overshadowed. Normal ‘parental leave’ has been around since 1999
Dual approved prospective adopters and adoption leave
Local authority foster parents who are also approved prospective adopters often have a child placed with them on a fostering basis when the child
Along with shared parental leave, a large number of changes are being made to current family friendly entitlements. Here’s a summary of some of the other changes coming in to effect from the 5th April