Monthly Archives: April 2014

Should overtime count when calculating holiday pay?

Two cases are due to be heard together by the EAT on 30-31 July 2014. These are Neal v Freightliner Limited and Bear Scotland Limited v Fulton. The Tribunal in both cases held that a worker’s overtime, which is non-contractual … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment: Annual thresholds for 2014/2015 tax year

Every year the Department for Work and Pension reviews the earning thresholds used for automatic enrolment. The changes that take effect from 6 April 2014 are as follows: Earnings trigger for auto-enrolment has increased to £10,000 (from £9,440). Lower level … Continue reading

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Early Conciliation: Acas Portal

Acas has launched a portal for the new early conciliation process. The portal contains information about the process for claimants, employers and their representatives. The Individual Claimant Notification Form is available on the portal and claimants will need to use this … Continue reading

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Changes in legislation

There are a number of key changes that came into force on 6 April 2014. We have summarised the main legislative changes below. Acas Early Conciliation Scheme (EC) This will apply to most Employment Tribunal claims. It requires Claimants to … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal Statistics published

The MOJ’s quarterly Employment Tribunal statistics for the period October – December 2013 have shown that the introduction of Tribunal fees has impacted on the number of claims being received by the Tribunals. Specifically: • The number of claims received was … Continue reading

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New Minimum Wage Rates Confirmed

The national minimum wage will increase from October 2014 as the Government has announced that they will accept the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations. From 1 October 2014 the standard adult rate will rise by 3% to £6.50 per hour (up … Continue reading

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Mother who had child via surrogacy arrangement not entitled to paid maternity leave under European law

The ECJ has ruled that it was not a breach of EU law to deny a commissioning mother, who had a child via surrogacy, paid maternity leave and adoption leave despite the fact that she had been breastfeeding the child … Continue reading

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