Employment law

Employment Law Update October 2013

In HR we have become used to the distinction between employees and workers. Employees have the benefit of all employment rights and all employees are workers. There are, however, some people in work who are not employees but are workers and have workers’ rights such as the right not to suffer unlawful discrimination.

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Employment Law Update September 2013

Employment tribunal fees. From 29th July 2013 employees and ex-employees wishing to bring an employment tribunal claim will be required to pay a fee with the claim and a further fee if the case goes to a hearing. The fees have been introduced by the coalition government to end what Chancellor George Osborne has described as a ‘one way bet’ against small businesses’

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Employment Law Update August 2013

Revised Employment Tribunal rules will be introduced to bring improvements to case management with simplified and streamlined procedures for preliminary hearings and the withdrawal of cases.

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Employment Law Update July 2013

From 29th July claimants issuing a claim against their employer in the employment tribunal will be required to pay a fee made up of an initial fee to issue a claim and a further fee where the claim goes to a hearing.

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Employment Law Update June 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 begins to come into force from 25 June 2013, making important changes to employment law and tribunal procedure. The Act comes into force in stages.

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Employment Law update – Feb 2013

Changes to employment award limits – 1st February 2013
The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2012 brought changes from 1st February 2013 to the limit set for the amount of compensatory award payable for most cases of unfair dismissal. The limit has increased from £72,300 to £74,200.

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