Monthly Archives: July 2015

Trade Union Bill

In the wake of the recent Tube strikes, the Government plans to introduce a Trade Union Bill to ‘democratise’ industrial action. The Bill will introduce new thresholds to validate any such action; a 50 percent turnout of union members in … Continue reading

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Gender pay gap consultation launched

On 14 July 2015, the Government announced its aspiration to “end the gender pay gap in a generation” by implementing Section 78 of the Equality Act 2010. Section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 contains a power for the Government … Continue reading

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Tribunal fees to be reviewed following freefall in employment claims

In July 2013, the Coalition Government introduced tribunal fees to underpin its three objectives; (1) transfer some of the costs from the taxpayer to those who use the tribunal where they can afford to do so; (2) encourage alternative dispute … Continue reading

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Holiday pay – the latest

How should holiday pay be calculated? What is the relevant liability period? These are two questions that have been troubling many employers. In Bear Scotland Ltd and others v Fulton and others, the EAT held that statutory holiday pay under … Continue reading

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Instruction to remove employee(s) from an ‘organised group’ is not enough to prevent them transferring under TUPE

In Jakowlew v Nestor Primecare Services Ltd t/a Saga Care and another, the EAT reinforced a strict application of TUPE, ruling that, despite a contractual breach on the part of a transferor to remove an employee from a contract which … Continue reading

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