Flexible Working

Flexible Working – changes in force on 30 June 2014Flexible Working – The key change this month is the introduction of the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 which will came into force on 30 June 2014.They are supported by an ACAS Code of Practice and a Guide to...

Barclays – Redundancy

Redundancies at Barclays Bank The news today reports that Barclays Bank have ‘taken the axe’ to its controversial investment banking division, and have said it would sack thousands of highly-paid bankers. A total of 7,000 jobs will apparently go in its...

ACAS

ACAS early conciliation complusoryFrom 6th May 2014, it becomes compulsory to notify ACAS of an intended tribunal claim before presenting an employment tribunal claim form. Since 6th April, ACAS early conciliation has been optional but from Tuesday it will be...

TUPE transfer update

TUPE transfer updateWith effect from today, the time period for a Transferor to provide employee liability information to a Transferee increases to 28 days before the transfer. Previously it was 14 days. This applies only apply to TUPE transfers that take place on or...

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay no longer reclaimable from governmentWith effect from 6th April 2014, it is no longer possible for employers to reclaim statutory sick pay from the government.Previously, employers could reclaim any amount of SSP which exceeded 13% of its national...

Flexible working

Flexible working rights extendedAlthough awaiting confirmation, new flexible working rights are expected to be introduced on 30 June 2014. All employees, regardless of whether they have caring responsibilities or not, will have the right to request a different working...