Matthew Howse

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Shared Parental Leave: Steps for UK Employers

UK employers have four months to prepare for the Shared Parental Leave Regulations coming into force. The UK’s Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) are due to take effect on 1 December 2014. Shared...more

9/3/2014 - Employee Rights Parental Leave UK

UK Children and Families Act Gains Royal Assent

UK employers need to be aware of several key dates for the act’s proposed changes. On 13 March, the Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent. This act will bring a number of changes for employers and...more

3/18/2014 - Employee Rights Flexible Work Arrangements Parental Leave UK

UK Government Publishes Employment Tribunal Statistics

The statistics show a huge fall in the number of claims, which may be due to the introduction of tribunal fees....more

3/17/2014 - Age Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination Termination UK

Uplift in Statutory Rates Announced

The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 (SI 2014/147) has now been published, detailing changes that come into force from 6 April 2014....more

2/4/2014 - Maternity Leave Paternity UK

Changes to UK’s TUPE Regulations

New TUPE Regulations come into force on 31 January, with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issuing updated accompanying guidance. On 31 January 2014, the regulations that will amend the UK’s Transfer...more

1/28/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

Cap on Bankers’ Bonuses: More Guidance Issued

European Banking Authority publishes regulatory technical standards for the identification of “material risk takers”, reducing the potential impact of the new rules on bonus caps....more

12/24/2013 - Banks Bonuses European Banking Authority

UK Supreme Court Confirms Scientology Is a Religion

With implications for employers, Court’s decision reinforces that non-mainstream religions also fall within the scope of the Equality Act. On December 11, in R (on the application of Hodkin and another) v Registrar...more

12/13/2013 - Churches Discrimination Equality Act EU Marriage Religion Religious Discrimination Scientology UK

UK Government Publishes Response to Consultation on TUPE

The response to the Consultation will result in key changes to automatic employee transfer legislation, although the changes do not go as far as originally planned. On 5 September, the UK government published its...more

9/9/2013 - Consultation Proposed Legislation TUPE UK

Important Changes to UK Employment Law Take Effect

New Employment Tribunal rules, new provisions on pre-termination negotiations, and changes regarding collective redundancy consultation apply from 29 July. On 29 July, key changes to UK employment law came into force....more

7/30/2013 - Employment Tribunals Hiring & Firing New Legislation Termination UK Unfair Dismissal

ECJ Issues Ruling in Alemo-Herron v Parkwood Leisure Ltd

Court holds that, where a transferee employer is not a party to collective negotiations, it should not be bound by the outcome of those negotiations. On 18 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed...more

7/22/2013 - Collective Bargaining Contract Interpretation European Court of Justice Transfers TUPE

Collective Consultations Post Woolworths—Bad News for UK Employers

UK Employment Appeal Tribunal issues decision that will require employers to collectively consult on all redundancies of 20 or more employees over a 90-day period. ...more

7/4/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations Employment Tribunals EU TULRCA Woolworths

Report on UK Banking Urges “Radical Reform” to Raise Standards

The report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards includes recommendations on remuneration, diversity, and whistleblowing. On June 19, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (the Commission)...more

6/27/2013 - EU Incentives Investment Banks Proposed Legislation Wages Whistleblowers

All Change in the UK Employment Tribunals

New procedural rules to take effect and tribunal fees to be introduced on 29 July 2013. On 3 June, the UK government published "The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013" (the New...more

6/6/2013 - Employment Tribunals EU Fees Jurisdiction Preliminary Hearings

One Step Closer to Boardroom Equality in the UK?

Reports show that the number of female board members at UK-listed companies continues to grow but that the rate of appointments must increase to meet targets for gender-balanced boardrooms....more

4/15/2013 - Board of Directors Gender Equity

UK Employment Law Changes to Take Effect in April

Changes include the annual increase on certain statutory payments and a reduction in the collective consultation period for large redundancy exercises. Changes to the collective consultation regime were announced by...more

3/27/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act EU Proposed Legislation Statutory Parental Pay

UK Employment Compensation Payments Increase

Annual increase on certain statutory payments takes effect from 1 February. On 1 February, the annual increase on certain statutory payments comes into effect. The key changes are the following...more

2/1/2013 - Statutory Payments Unfair Dismissal

Consultation Period for Large UK Redundancies Cut from 90 Days to 45 Days

Change will reduce collective consultation burden on UK employers and means that redundancy dismissals can take effect more quickly. On 18 December, the UK government announced an important change to the minimum...more

12/19/2012 - Consultation Periods Redundancy Dismissals Termination

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