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Employment Law Case of the Week

  • Norbert Dentressangle Logistics Limited v Hutton

    Norbert Dentressangle Logistics Limited v Hutton UKEATS/0011/13/B

    The claimant was dismissed in January 2012, the EDT being 18 January. He attended an appeal hearing in the February, which was dismissed in March, and he lodged his claim of unfair dismissal on 30 May, thus 6 weeks

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  • Acas Early Conciliation

    Early Conciliation is now available for anybody thinking about lodging an Employment Tribunal claim. Contacting Acas will be a required step from 6 May. Full details on the process and guidance notes can be found on the Acas website- http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4028 
  • Employment Tribunal fees - dates announced

    Fees in the Employment Tribunal are to become payable for claims presented on or after 29 July 2013. If you are therefore thinking of commencing a claim in the Employment Tribunal or submitting an  Read more... Link  
  • Increase in National Minimum Wage

    The government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission's recommendations for this year's adult and youth National Minimum Wage rates.

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  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

    The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill is being reheard in the House of Commons where MPs will debate amendments brought forward by the House of Lords.

    Read more... Link  

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Statutory Rates

Statutory rates are rates of payment paid and regulated by the UK government. Many of these payments are updated annually. The following table has the current statutory rates for a number of HR benefits and regulations.

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Employment Tribunal Awards

Until 1999 the statutory maximum limits on monetary awards, which employment tribunals could make, were fixed on a somewhat haphazard and irregular basis. This has now been changed. The Secretary of State must now make annual orders to index-link most maximum limits by reference to changes in RPI for September, up or down, in each year.

The amount of compensation awarded following an employment tribunal will depend on the nature and outcome of the case.

Compensation Amounts and Adjustments details

Pension Arrangements

The proposals in the Government's 2006 White Paper on Personal Accounts, the aim of which is to introduce "soft compulsion" into workplace pension provision, are now coming to fruition. On 27 October 2010 the Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, confirmed that the Government would proceed with implementing the reforms set out in the Pensions Act 2008 and accompanying regulations, subject to the relatively minor changes recommended by an independent review of the proposed regime.

Read our summary with a timescale for ALL employers here

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Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations, "AWR", came into force on 1 October 2011.

The legislation has given temporary agency workers the same basic rights, after 12 weeks in the same assignment, as those on permanent contracts of employment in a comparable role.

Equal treatment after the initial qualifying period will cover pay and working conditions, including overtime, breaks, rest periods and public holidays.

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