Monthly Archives: June 2013

Introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal facing challenge

A press release has been issued by Unison confirming it is applying to the High Court to judicially review the decision to introduce fees in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal. Unison believes that the introduction of fees will, … Continue reading

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Changes introduced today to Whistleblowing Legislation

Changes have come into effect today (25 June 2013) to the legislation governing whistleblowing by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (the ERRA). Whistleblowing occurs when a worker makes a qualifying disclosure to an employer (or to a regulator, … Continue reading

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Number of workers over 65 reaches one million

The latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that there are now in excess of one million people over the age of 65 in the British workforce, which is almost double the number 20 years ago. Around … Continue reading

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DBS Certificates – Portable from 17 June 2013

The functions of the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority were merged by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and since 1 December 2012 are carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (the DBS). As such, a … Continue reading

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Introduction of Employment Tribunal fees from 29 July 2013

In our blog posts dated 30 July 2012 and 4 February 2013 we discussed the proposed introduction of Employment Tribunal fees from Summer 2013. It has now been announced by the HM Courts and Tribunal Service that from 29 July … Continue reading

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