Monthly Archives: September 2014

Government Funded Occupational Health Service to go live in 2015

The Health & Work Service is a government funded occupational health service due to go live in April 2015 (with roll-out from late 2014). The service is part of the government’s long-term economic plan to help employees and employers in … Continue reading

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Changes in Employment Law: 1 October 2014

There are a number of key changes coming into force on 1 October 2014. We have summarised these changes below. National Minimum Wage Increase On 1 October, the national minimum wage rates for all workers will increase. Those aged 21 … Continue reading

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Adjournments: U v Butler and Wilson Limited

Whether an Employment Tribunal should briefly adjourn a hearing of its own motion for a mentally impaired litigant to recover his lucidity and obtain documents upon which he wanted to rely was considered by the EAT in the case of … Continue reading

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Fathers’ right to time off for ante-natal appointments

From 1 October 2014, an expectant father, or the spouse, civil partner or partner (including a same sex partner) of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to ante-natal appointments. This … Continue reading

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Early Conciliation: A Success?

Early Conciliation was introduced on 6 April 2014 to provide an opportunity to resolve workplace disputes without the need to make a claim to an Employment Tribunal. Acas has recently published statistics on the outcomes of Early Conciliation for the … Continue reading

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