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April 2013 – Key Changes in Employment

A number of changes are taking place during April 2013. Some of these, such as the new Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure and “employee shareholder” employment status, have now been pushed back.  However,  you should be aware of the changes that are going ahead which include:   The collective redundancy consultation period… Read More

Important Dates for your Diary

8 March     Maximum amount of unpaid Parental Leave permitted for each child increases from  13 to 18 weeks in line with the updated EU Parental Leave Directive. 6 April        Statutory Sick Pay rises from £85.85 to £86.70 6 April        The new Collective Redundancy Consultation rules apply. 7  April       Lower rate for Statutory Maternity, Paternity… Read More

Parental Leave Proposals

The Government has published the Children and Families Bill 2013, containing proposals on shared parental leave, flexible working and adoption leave.  The right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees from 2014 and from 2015 parents will be able to share up to 52 weks’ leave. At… Read More

New-look TUPE

The Government has published proposals for changing TUPE 2006, following on from its consultation in November 2011.  The Government plans to remove the service provision changes from TUPE, accepting there needs to be a lead-in time for its removal.  Understandably, this would be a major change however the justification for… Read More

2013 Employment Law Update Alert

2013 will see a number of changes coming through in employment law.  The Government recently announced its plans for reforming TUPE and has confirmed its intentions for shared parental leave and flexible working. The Government has also set out mechanisms for early conciliation of Tribunal claims and a commitment to setting up… Read More

Collective Redundancy

The Government has confirmed that the consultation period for 100 or more redundancies will be reduced from 90 days to 45 days. The consultation period for 20-99 redundancies will remain unchanged at 30 days. The draft regulations covering the change come into force on 6 April 2013. The Government has… Read More

Employment Law Announcement January 2013

The Government made a number of announcements on its ongoing employment law reform programme on 17th January 2013. Three new consultation papers and two responses have been published. Key developments include: The unfair dismissal compensatory award will be capped at the lower of one year’s pay and the existing limit.… Read More


The employer duties will be applied differently to different categories of workers. Do you know how the Pension Reforms affect your organisation? The three categories of worker are: 1.  Eligible jobholders 2.  Non-eligible jobholders 3.  Entitled workers Who is an eligible jobholder? A worker aged between 22 and state pension… Read More

October 2012 Employment Law update

National minimum wage – New hourly pay rates from 1 October 2012: –   Increases from £6.08 for 21 years and older to £6.19 –   £4.98 for 18-20 years (no increase) –   £3.68 for 16-17 years (no increase) –   Increases from £2.60 for Apprentices to £2.65 Pensions auto-enrolment begins – The new… Read More

Employment Law update 2012

Employment Law update 2012 February: An increase on the Tribunal Awards came into effect on 1 February 2012. A weeks’ pay is increased to £430; previously £400 The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increased to £72,300; previously £68,400 Guarantee pay increased to £23.50 per day; previously £22.20. April: The… Read More