New Compensation Limits applying from 6 April 2020

The limit on a ‘week’s pay’ and the various maximum employment tribunal awards will increase from 6 April 2020. The  Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2020 brings in the following changes: The maximum amount of a ‘week’s pay’ – used to calculate statutory...

March 2020 Budget Update for Employers

Statutory Sick Pay for Coronavirus (COVID-19) The government has confirmed that it will temporarily extend SSP to cover: individuals who are unable to work because they are following  guidance published by Public Health England, NHS Scotland or Public Health Wales to...

Key changes to employment law coming in from 6 April 2020

Key changes to employment law coming in from 6 April 2020

New right to a written statement of terms from day 1 Current law Currently, employees who have been continuously employed for more than one month must be provided with a written statement of terms within two months of employment commencing. New law All new...

Should employers be doing anything about Coronavirus?

The continuing spread of coronavirus is concerning and will be unchartered territory for employers. The sharp fall in the markets shows the effect it is already having on the world economy and some UK businesses will already be feeling the impact on trade. But what...

Supreme Court rules for the employer

Supreme Court rules for the employer

The UK Supreme Court has enhanced employers’ ability to enforce contractual clauses that restrict employees from leaving to work with competitors. Such clauses are often known as non-compete clauses. They can be vital to prevent key staff from damaging a business...

Act now in readiness for 2020 and the Good Work Plan

Act now in readiness for 2020 and the Good Work Plan

Blog July 1st, 2019. By Karen Coleman, Employment Law specialist. The Good Work Plan sets out our vision for the future of the UK labour market. Government Minister Greg Clark says the plan is a “vision for the future of the UK labour market,” adding that this should...

Latest holiday pay ruling

Latest holiday pay ruling

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has added a further complication to the holiday pay debate, holding that a group of police officers and civilian employees were entitled to backdated additional holiday pay to reflect overtime worked  even though there was a...

Tribunal delays – too few judges?

Since tribunal fees were abolished, the increase in the number of cases being brought to the tribunals has resulted in outstanding cases growing by 53% from 2017 to 2018, alongside a 23% increase in the number of new claims received. This has led many academics to...