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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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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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Warning: Ensure Settlement Negotiations Are "Subject To Contract"
I was presenting a talk on Settlement Agreements in Glasgow earlier this week and one case that jumped out as a cautionary tale was the decision of the High Court in Newbury v Sun Microsystems  EWHC 2180.
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Some twelve months ago, I published a book "Struck Out" analysing the Employment Tribunal system that the Coalition government had inherited, and which has since been subject to dramatic change. My argument was, in brief...
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I have noticed a large number of people coming to my site searching for "compromise agreement calculator" and feel that I ought to explain why I do not have one on my site and why you should NOT use such a calculator. ...
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.
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.
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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.