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Vince Cable Admits Mistake in Introducing Charges for Employment Tribunal Hearings

Will Tribunal Fees Survive any Coalition? Attributing blame to his Conservative coalition partners, the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary has suggested that it was a mistake to introduce fees to commence an employment tribunal claim. In an interview with the Independent, Vince Cable has suggested that the fees his department introduced have deterred employees from bringing […]

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Filed under: Employment Tribunals, General News, Laws & Regulations by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: April 30th, 2015

20% Increase to Apprentice Rate Disappoints Low Pay Commission

Minimum Wage Increase Confirmed – Disappointing the Low Pay Commission   Increases to the National Minimum Wage, due from the commencement of the first pay reference period after 1st October 2015 , have been confirmed today. As expected, the government accepted most of the recommended rates, but for the Apprentice Rate the government announced an […]

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Post created on: March 17th, 2015

Care Homes Prominent in NMW Employers Named & Shamed

2015 NMW Recommendations Followed by 70 Employers Named/Shamed   Following the publication of the National Minimum Wage rates (currently recommendations) for 2015 yesterday, the Government has published its latest list of employers that have failed to pay the NMW.   The Government’s press release also exposed the failures with the current system, reporting that for over […]

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Post created on: February 23rd, 2015

2015 Minimum Wage Recommendations Published – with increases up-to 3.3%

Minimum Wage to Increase by 20p per Hour The Low Pay Commission sent its recommendations to the Government today for the 2015 Rates. The LPC recommends that the adult minimum wage increases by 20p to £6.70 per hour – a 3% increase from the current rate of £6.50. For 18-20 year olds, the Commission’s recommendation is […]

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Post created on: February 23rd, 2015

Employees Right to Apply for Flexible Working Extended – Available to all with 26 Weeks Employment

Right to Request Flexible Working Extended to Most Employees From today [30 June 2014], any employee that has been employed for at least six months can make an application for flexible working – a right that was previously limited to those with a child or caring responsibilities.   Employers receiving an application will have to […]

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Filed under: Employment Tribunals, Flexible Working, General News, Laws & Regulations by Employment Law Clinic

Post created on: June 30th, 2014