Mr Conroy, a referee, brought a claim for unfair dismissal against the Scottish Football Association (SFA). The Employment Tribunal agreed with the SFA's argument that Mr Conroy was self-employed (as opposed to an employee),...more
The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2014, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating statutory redundancy payments....more
2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes.
Fees in Employment Tribunals -
In an effort to shift the burden of tribunal costs away from the taxpayer and to the parties using the service, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order...more
Legislation came into force in the UK on 29 July 2013, limiting the amount an employee can receive by way of compensation for unfair dismissal to the lower of £74,200 or 52 weeks’ gross pay. ...more
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
Significant changes are being made to UK employment law with effect from 29 July 2013. These form part of a raft of legislative changes being introduced throughout 2013, details of which are summarised in the table that...more
A number of employment related financial thresholds are indexed annually. Below is a summary of some important changes effective 1 July 2013....more
On June 21, 2013, a United States medical supplies company executive was taken captive by Chinese employees in his Beijing factory. The employees have stated that the owner owes them two months’ back pay and expressed concern...more
There are a number of workplace changes which come into effect on Monday 1 July 2013. Businesses should be aware of these changes and review current practices, policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant....more
Welcome to the first edition of DLA Piper's Asia Pacific employment law newsletter Be Alert Asia Pacific. This newsletter will focus on key employment law topics and issues affecting human resources professionals, management...more
The Government has now announced the implementation date - Monday 29 July 2013 - for the introduction of the payment of fees in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. A claimant will be required to pay an “issue fee” on...more
On 3 December 2012, the UK Government published its response to a consultation paper on the Chancellor’s proposal for implementing a new “employee shareholder” status. Whilst acknowledging that only “a very small number of...more
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
In This Issue:
- 2013 – What's On the Horizon
- Changes Confirmed
- Changes Expected In 2013 But No Implementation Date
From 1 February 2013 the maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for unfair dismissal (save in the exceptional cases such as whistleblowing, where no cap applies to the compensatory award) will increase,...more
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