New ‘Vento’ bands

New ‘Vento’ bands (compensation for discrimination) The new bands will apply to any discrimination claims issued on or after 11 September 2017 and will be:- lower band (less serious cases): £800 to £8,400 middle band: £8,400 to £25,200 upper band (the most...

Mental Health

Mental Health At Work At last mental health is getting the media coverage it needs to change peoples views and lift the stigma once associated with mental illness. An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including...

Grieving Allowance

New leave allowance for grieving parents A Bill has been published last month which will entitle parents two weeks paid leave in the sad event that they lose a child under the age of 18. Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible where...

ET fees abolished!

Finally……Employment Tribunal fees abolished! The Supreme Court has handed down Judgment in the case commonly known as ‘the appeal against Employment Tribunal fees’. The court conclusively found that the fees prevented access to justice and that they were...

Wage & Living Updates

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage April 2017 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker’s age and if they are an apprentice. The National Living Wage The...