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Employment Law Changes, April 2014

Employment Law Reforms, 6 April 2014   Today brings a few changes to employment laws in the UK, most notably (for SMEs) the possibility of “financial penalties” for employers that lose in an employment tribunal claim. This is a new penalty that would apply as well as any award to an employee – and could […]

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Post created on: April 6th, 2014

Above Inflation 3% Increase to Minimum Wage Recommended by LPC

Low Pay Commission Recommends Minimum Wage of £6.50 for Adults The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended an increase of 3% to the national minimum wage (NMW), higher than the current Consumer Price Index (1.9% in January) & Retail Price Index (2.8%), meaning a real-terms increase for NMW workers is likely this year. This would […]

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Post created on: February 26th, 2014

Working Time Regulations Leave John Lewis with £40 Million Bill

John Lewis Admits not Paying Correct Holidays The John Lewis Partnership has recently reviewed its holiday pay policy, and realised its partners (John Lewis parlance for employees: its 85,500 permanent staff are “Partners” who own the shops across the UK) have not been paid correctly under the Working Time Regulations .   The cost of […]

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Post created on: August 24th, 2013

“Employee Shareholders” Finally Approved

“Employee Shareholders” Law Agreed After concessions that the Lords considered would result in the new employment law introducing an “employee shareholder” status more or less meaningless for all practical purposes, clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill has tonight been agreed by the House of Lords. The clause has been subject to significant amendments […]

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

Post created on: April 24th, 2013

Opposition to Rights for Shares Increases in Lords

Lords Reject “Rights for Shares” by Increased Majority With an majority that’s grown by 15 – from 54 on 20 March, to 69 votes on 22 April 2013 – the government have once again lost a crucial vote in the House of Lords, their new status of “Employee Shareholder” (or “employment rights for shares”) defeated […]

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

Post created on: April 22nd, 2013