• September 2015

    The following changes are coming into force on 1 October 2015:- * minimum wage – the adult rate increases from £6.50 to £6.70 * Employment Tribunals – will lose the power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases – now they can only make recommendations relating to the individual complainant * The right for Sikhs[…]

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    This time has not previously been considered as work by many employers. The decision means companies including those employing for example care workers, remotely working engineers and sales reps may be in breach of EU working time regulations. Chris Tutton, from the solicitors Irwin Mitchell, told the BBC: “Thousands of employers may now potentially be[…]

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    The Scottish Government has announced plans to scrap employment tribunal fees under powers set to be transferred from Westminster. The intention to abolish fees in Scotland was included in a document published yesterday: “We will abolish fees for employment tribunals, when we are clear on how the transfer of powers and responsibilities will work,” the[…]

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    In Ibarz v University of Sheffield, the EAT has held that it has power under rule 34A of the EAT Rules 1993 to order the respondent to repay the fees paid by the successful appellant even where the fees were in fact paid by the appellant’s trade union. Although the EAT previously held in Goldwater[…]

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