March 2014 Archive

Changes in force from 6 April

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April 6 brings a number of Employment law changes, many of which are well-known, but some less so. More …

Post-employment victimisation is unlawful

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The Court of Appeal (CA) has delivered its judgment clearing up the confusion surrounding whether or not post-employment victimisation is unlawful. Following two conflicting EAT judgments the CA was asked to address decisively what was considered to be a significant drafting error in the Equality Act 2010. More …

Social Housing law news - March 2014

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Welcome to our bulletin on social housing matters. More …

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

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Following legislation which received Royal Assent in July last year, same sex couples are now able to formally give notice of their intention to marry, with the first marriages taking place from 29 March. More …

Employers face penalties of up to £20,000 with introduction of new NMW regulations

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The announcement today (13 March 2014) by the Government that the national minimum wage will increase by 19p an hour to £6.50 from October has prompted further concerns that employers will face large penalties. More …

New redundancy and compensation limits for 2014-15

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The increase in compensation limits for certain Employment Tribunal awards have now been confirmed for 2014-15. More …

Changes to rules on previous convictions

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Changes to the rules on the rehabilitation of ex-offenders come into force on 10 March 2014, which will affect employers' recruitment practices. More …

Where are we on changes for 6 April?

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There's been a busy start to 2014 already with changes to TUPE 2006 in January, increased penalties for the National Minimum Wage (now coming into force on 7 March) and changes to spent convictions taking place on 10 March. More …