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July 2017 Employment Highlights

This is a little bit late! but I’ve added as it refers to the abolition of Tribunal fees. Employment tribunals. In a momentous decision, the Supreme Court declared that employment tribunal and EAT fees are unlawful under domestic and EU Law. The Court quashed the Employment Tribunals and the Employment […]

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Flexible working decline wins postman £22,000.00

  One of the things that can frustrate a small business owner is when staff ask to work flexibly and the business owner can’t, or won’t, accommodate the request. Under the flexible working guidelines there are only a set number of reasons why a request can be […]

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Auto enrolment for first employee’s from 1 October 2017

All new employers who employ their first staff member on or after 1st October 2017 will need to start complying with auto enrolment duties straight away. They will not have a set staging date. Their ‘duty start date’ will instead be the day on which the first […]

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Hung parliament could ‘open a can of worms’ for HR

We’ve had our snap general election and we now have the result. So what does this mean from an HR perspective? The article below was published today in People Management magazine. Promise of ‘greatest expansion of workers’ rights in history’ now in question, says employment law expert […]

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May 2017 Employment Highlights

This month, read on for the importance of getting timing right in appeals when a case was not accepted at an EAT, even though it was just one hour late. Concerns about the ‘gig’ economy and holiday pay for those on zero hours contracts. Also, what happens […]

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