Tag Archives: Devonshires Employment Law

Postponements in the Employment Tribunal – Government moves to limit the number of postponements that can be granted to a party

Section 151 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 made provision for limiting the number of postponements a party may apply for in an Employment Tribunal and requiring a Tribunal to consider making an order for costs against … Continue reading

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Repayment Clauses in Settlement Agreements – Recent Supreme Court judgments provide some helpful guidance

The Supreme Court recently handed down two important judgments concerning penalty clauses (Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis). Although these cases related to commercial contracts, the principles are equally applicable to any contractual … Continue reading

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Extending Rights to Workers and Employees on Zero Hours Contracts – Employers Take Note

We previously reported on the ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts, which was introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and came into force in May 2015. In such contracts, any provision which prohibits the worker … Continue reading

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Labour Costs: National Minimum Wage and Proposed Enforcement Measures

On 1 October 2015, over one million workers received a pay rise with the increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW).  The standard adult rate is now £6.70 per hour, the development rate is £5.30 per hour and the apprenticeship … Continue reading

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