Archive for 2016
ACAS and Early Conciliation – Arrives from 6th April 2014. Live from May 2014

Well like buses, lots of change in the HR and Employment Law world. Nothing for ages, and then all at once. Hot on the heels of the latest stats for Employment Tribunals which show a 70% drop in cases since the introduction of fees, there are further changes[...]

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Changes to UK Employment Law for 2014

Have you gotten your head round the business of the Changes to UK Employment Law in 2013 yet? If not, do not worry as this is our update for what is coming on the slate for 2014. Changes to TUPE come into force Important changes are being made[...]

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When Is A Worker Not A Worker Or Are They?

When is a worker not a worker, and by definition an employee. It is and always has been an interesting question, at least in employment circles. Many companies deem some of their staff, some all of their staff as either contractors or even self employed. For some companies,[...]

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LinkedIn and Accounts, Who Owns Them?

OK, well like days of the week keep moving forward, so does Employment Law. Case Law is an ever moving feast, so here is today's latest and in light of posting here, is an interesting one for Social Media. OK, you work at a company, company X, you[...]

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Everything Is Free

Fuel Duty Freeze Ok, so hopefully you are reading this, as the headline grabbed your attention. And sorry, it’s not the 13th month, so I am afraid we still have to charge commercially. However, yesterdays announcements from our good old Chancellor, of he of the keys to the[...]

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Is a Zero Hour Contract A Good Or Bad Thing To Use?

So Zero hour contracts have been coming in for some flack in the press recently. Are they a good or bad thing then? Whose side do you fall on, business or tabloid press? We use them for clients, where there is a fluid employment situation on both sides,[...]

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It’s What We Do

Well been relatively busy on this old Facebook business page and now have 193 likes. Mission was to get to 200 then get to 500. So first goal nearly achieved. Come on, only another 7 to go. Many thanks to all of you who have clicked and more[...]

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Limits Being Changed – Caps On Tribunal Awards

From 29th July 2013, the Coalition Government has introduced a new Cap on compensation at the Employment Tribunal. The Bill introduces a provision allowing the Government to vary the statutory limit on unfair dismissal compensation (presently £74,200), to either: 1/ A new limit of between £25,882 (median average[...]

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More And More

So Protected Conversations are finally with us. What you say, is a “Protected Conversation”? Can you finally tell your boss exactly what you think of them, without fear of reprisal or being sacked? Not quite. But we do have a new piece of Employment Law with us, in[...]

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Updates And Changes To Charges In Employment Tribunal Cases For Claimants

Well the date has now passed and we are several weeks into the new process for the Employment Tribunals service in England/Wales/Scotland. http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/tribunals/employment/et-fees-factsheet.pdf This is from the Ministry of Justice and is the official leaflet in pdf form in respect of the rules, charges etc. If you have[...]

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