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Employment Tribunal Fees Illegal – Where to Next?

The Supreme Court has held today, 26th July 2017, that the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 (which saw the introduction of fees to the Employment Tribunal and led to a 70% reduction in claims) is unlawful and will be quashed. Read more

The Millennial Cost of Sickness

Traditionally, employers count the cost of sickness by measuring the number of days “lost” as a result of employees being absent from work due to sickness. However, with many employees now capable of working from home, there are varying degrees of “loss”.  Furthermore, a recent survey conducted by Aviva UK... Read more

The Force of a Jurisdiction Clause

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently considered the issue of where an employee habitually works and the impact of a “choice of jurisdiction” clause in the employee’s contract.  When issuing his opinion on the meaning of the “place where the employee habitually carries out his work”... Read more

“Sleeping-in” and the National Minimum Wage

Are workers entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) when “on call” or “sleeping-in”?  “It depends” confirmed the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the combined cases of Focus Care Agency -v- Roberts, Frudd -v- Partington and Mencap -v- Tomlinson-Blake. Read more

Statutory / Mimimum Rates of Pay

From 1st April 2017, the following “national minimum” rates of pay will be increased as shown: Read more

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

When the employee has personally taken delivery of the notice confirmed the Court of Appeal (CoA) in the case of Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust –v- Haywood, unless the Contract of Employment contains a provision governing when the notice may otherwise take effect. Read more

Considering Fairness in Redundancy Selection and a Re-organisation

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was recently asked to consider whether the “fairness” test applied equally in the case of redundancy dismissals where employees were required to compete for newly-created posts following a restructure as it did when considering a case of downmanning.  The EAT concluded that even where a... Read more

Government Review of Employment Tribunal fees

On 31st January 2017, the UK Government published its review of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal. The review concludes that the fee system has succeeded in raising just under 20% of the costs of the Employment Tribunals system, and that the fees have discouraged, but not prevented,... Read more

Employment Status - The Repercussions

The recent judgement in RS Dhillon & GP Dhillon Partnership -v- HMRC serves as a useful reminder of the dangers of engaging staff on a self-employed basis without a suitable written agreement being in place. Read more

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Employment Tribunal Fees Illegal – Where to Next?

The Supreme Court has held today, 26th July 2017, that the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 (which saw the introduction of fees to the Employment Tribunal and led to a 70% reduction in claims) is unlawful and will be quashed.

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