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New Developments in UK Employment Law

The changes affect the areas of antenatal appointments, equal pay audits, national minimum wage, Reserve Forces membership, whistleblowing, and shared parental leave....more

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

Key Changes in UK Employment Legislation Announced

New regulations on flexible working have been published, while bills concerning small businesses, private pensions, and childcare payments will come before Parliament in the next year. ...more

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

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

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

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

Update on UK Employee Shareholder Provisions

The new provisions are now in force and allow UK employees to give up certain employment rights in return for shares in their employer (or its parent), but important questions remain unanswered. On 1 September, the new...more

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

European Banking Authority Guidance on Financial Services Bonus Cap

Affected financial institutions and investment firms will need to overhaul the way they remunerate many of their highest-paid staff....more

Employee Shareholders: It's Happening, but What Does it Mean?

New Growth and Infrastructure Act introduces employee shareholder provisions that are expected to come into force later this year. On 25 April, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 came into effect and, among other...more

ECJ Expands Meaning of “Disability” Under Equal Treatment Directive

Court confirms that "disability" should be interpreted broadly and places onus on employers to explore a reduction in working hours as a potential adjustment....more

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

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

European Court of Human Rights Supports the Right to Wear a Cross at Work

Court provides clarity for UK employers on wearing religious symbols in the workplace, but difficulties in balancing issues of religion and sexuality remain....more

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

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