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Latest From The Employment Law Experts
Latest From The Employment Law Experts

Latest From The Employment Law Experts

Sunday, 01 February 2015 16:54

Abolition of ET fees in Scotland?

Written by Innes Clark
The UK Government published a document last week entitled Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement which includes draft clauses which will form part of a new Scotland Bill. This is intended to implement the recommendations in the Smith's Commission's report published in November 2014 following on from the Scottish referendum. Of particular interest from an employment law perspective is draft clause 25. This clause would devolve powers in relation to the administration and management of Tribunals to the Scottish Parliament.
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:10

Employment Law - What to expect in 2015

Written by Innes Clark
May 2015 will, of course see a general election and in the run up to that the various parties will be setting out their manifestos which will include their views on how UK employment law should develop moving forward. It will make for an interesting debate. In addition to this, the following legislative changes are expected in 2015:
Monday, 05 January 2015 13:10

Employment Law in 2014

Written by Innes Clark
As 2014 draws to a close, I though that it would be a good time to reflect on what was a big year for Employment Law. I've set out below the key statutory changes, one or two significant cases and some other employment related snippets from 2014. January The year started with the amended TUPE Regulations coming into force on 31 January 2014. The amending legislation made some significant changes to the law governing a Transfer of Undertaking. TUPE regulations amended 31 January February Unison's application for judicial review of the UK Government's introduction of Employment Tribunal fees for Claimant was dismissed by the High Court. The case of USDAW v Woolworths was referred by the Court of Appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union. This case considerably widened the employer's duty to collectively consult in redundancy situations. March An interesting report from the Cabinet Office highlighted the level of job satisfaction people feel in relation to their work. Those happiest in their work were the clergy, chief executives, agriculture/horticulture managers and quality assurance/regulatory professionals. Those less contented in their roles included publicans, elementary construction workers, debt/rent collectors and industrial cleaners. Which jobs make employees happy? We launched the 2nd generation version of our employment law app. The Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that covert recordings will usually be admissible in an employment tribunal provided that the evidence is relevant. Employment law podcast: Covert recordings April A major change in procedure was introduced from 6 April 2014 with…
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