August 2013 Archive

Additional cap on compensation takes effect

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The additional cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal took effect on Monday 29 July. More …

New cap on compensatory award for unfair dismissal in force

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Since the introduction of unfair dismissal rights in 1971, all governments have agreed that the compensation paid to employees who make a successful Employment Tribunal claim should be subject to a statutory limit. More …

Prosecution guidelines involving social media published

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As Britons spend an increasing amount of time on social media sites - an estimated 62 million hours on Facebook and Twitter each day employers are faced with the growing problem of "cyber-bullying" in the workplace. More …

Key developments in redundancy

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From the quarterly Employment Tribunal statistics referred to above, it is clear that redundancy consultation still appears to be problematic for many employers. Getting it wrong can be very costly, especially in a collective redundancy situation. More …

It's good to talk ... if done properly

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As well as the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees and the new cap on unfair dismissal compensatory awards, 29 July 2013 saw other significant employment law changes. More …

Significant TUPE decision from European Court of Justice

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The ECJ held that the Acquired Rights Directive precludes member states from a "dynamic" interpretation of TUPE in relation to collectively agreed contractual clauses. More …

More evidence about the benefits of flexible working

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Business leaders have called on employers to respond to social and economic changes by offering more flexible working conditions. More …