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...

Interesting cases

Interesting Cases Panikulam Paulose v Synergy Health UK Ltd On 1 March 2017, an employment tribunal rejected an unfair dismissal claim brought by a worker who was caught using scissors to cut his fingernails while working in a sterile environment assembling trays of...

£25,000 award

£25,000 award for apprentice whose apprenticeship ended early An employment tribunal awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an employee whose apprenticeship ended early. In the case of Kinnear v Marley Eternit Ltd t/a Marley Contract Services, the employment...

Holiday requests?

Holiday requests – when can an employer say ‘no’? Its holiday time and employers usually find themselves receiving an increasing number of holiday requests. Whilst an employer may want to grant holiday requests, this simply isn’t always...

Zero-hours contracts

Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts finally banned Some two months after claiming that they had been banned, the government has finally acted to outlaw the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts from 26 May 2015. This and other employment...