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Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We update you on significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. Our database of articles is fully searchable and covers nearly every employment law topic you can think of! Please use the search function (at the top right of the page) to find articles on the topics that interest you.

Employment Tribunal limits increase

Employment Tribunal limits increase

22 March 2016 by Nicola Brown

The usual annual increases in compensation payment limits in the Employment Tribunals have been published. They are as follows: A week's pay (used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and the basic award in unfair dismissal cases) will increase to £479 (currently £475). The maximum compensatory award that can be awarded in unfair dismissal cases will increase... read more »

Care Showcase 2016 - Employment Law Essentials for Social Care

10 March 2016 by Nicola Brown

I gave a presentation at the Care Showcase yesterday in Brighton which was very well attended and as many people have asked for a copy of the slides to be made available, I thought it made sense to do so here. If you have any queries about the contents of the presentation, please do... read more »

What would ‘Brexit’ mean for UK employment law?

What would ‘Brexit’ mean for UK employment law?

29 February 2016 by Nicola Brown

Following the recent announcement made by David Cameron that agreement had been reached on the EU reforms he was seeking, he confirmed (as many had already suspected) that the UK referendum on EU membership will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016. No doubt we will all hear a great deal in the coming months... read more »

Gender Pay Reporting

Gender Pay Reporting

29 February 2016 by Peter Stevens

The Government have announced that new regulations will be introduced by Spring 2016 (no date has been given yet) which will require private sector and third sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap. Mandatory reporting is expected by April 2017. The draft regulations require employers to: Publish overall gender pay gap figures... read more »

Meaning of 'day-to-day activities'

Meaning of 'day-to-day activities'

29 February 2016 by Marianne Wright

Regular readers may be familiar with the Equality Act 2010 under which an employee will meet the definition of disability, and therefore be entitled to protection from discrimination, if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal... read more »

Criminal offences during employment

Criminal offences during employment

29 February 2016 by Nicola Brown

The case of ex-Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been in the headlines in the past few weeks, as he is currently on trial for alleged sexual activity with a 15 year old girl (he has admitted two other offences). As a Sunderland fan (for my sins!), my interest in the case has partly... read more »

Commission payments must be paid when on holiday

Commission payments must be paid when on holiday

29 February 2016 by Peter Stevens

Last month in our article Employment Law, what to watch out for in 2016 we reported that British Gas had appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to seek to overturn the decision of the Employment Tribunal in Lock v British Gas Trading (2014) that holiday pay should include commission which... read more »

Employee monitoring – how far can you go?

Employee monitoring – how far can you go?

28 January 2016 by Nicola Brown

Employee monitoring hit the headlines last week, with the latest case from the European Court of Human Rights making the main news bulletins (such as the BBC). The way the case was reported suggested that employers now have the green light to monitor employees’ online activity at work as much as... read more »

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