Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sick workers will be nauseated by the recent EAT decision on entitlement to carry over untaken holiday

The recent ruling by the EAT in the case of Sood Enterprises Limited v Healy may leave sick workers feeling even more sick! The EAT has found that the right of workers to carry over annual leave because they were … Continue reading

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Consultation on tax-free childcare launched

The Government has launched a consultation on a new tax-free childcare scheme.  It is proposed the scheme will start in autumn 2015 for children up to the age of 5 and will be phased in over time to include children … Continue reading

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Government’s Caste Legislation Timetable Published

After much deliberation on the subject, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) is to amend the Equality Act 2010 requiring the government to issue regulations outlawing caste discrimination. The Equality Act currently defines the protected characteristics of race … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to Zero Hours Contracts

Following the revelation that more than one million people in Britain are on zero hours contracts, which is four times higher than the number shown in official statistics, zero hours contracts have come under close scrutiny by the government. A … Continue reading

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Will the new Employment Tribunal Fees cause problems for Respondents?

From 29 July 2013, any claim brought in the Employment Tribunal will be subject to an issue fee and a hearing fee.  The level of fees will depend upon whether the ground on which the claim is brought is categorised … Continue reading

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Further Employment Law Measures Announced

As part of its ongoing review of Employment Law the Government has announced further measures that it proposes to take. Amongst these it has begun a ‘call for evidence’ on current whistleblowing legislation and has published its responses on the … Continue reading

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