Duty to make reasonable adjustments does not apply to those associated with disabled person

Duty to make reasonable adjustments does not apply to those associated with disabled person The Court of Appeal has held that the duty to make reasonable adjustments applies only to an employee or individual who is disabled.
26 July 2014

Right to request flexible working extended from 30 June 2014

Right to request flexible working extended from 30 June 2014 From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working is extended to all employees, with 26 weeks or more service.
26 July 2014

Changes to right to work checks and fines from May 2014

Changes to right to work checks and fines from May 2014 From 16 May 2014, changes to right to work checks take effect, under the Home Office's new Code of Practice.
26 July 2014

National Minimum Wage due for workers undertaking sleep-in duties

National Minimum Wage due for workers undertaking sleep-in duties It has been decided in two recent employment appeal tribunal cases that workers who are required to be on the premises, even if permitted to sleep, should be paid the National Minimum Wage for every hour that they spend at work.
26 July 2014

Unfair dismissal maximum award and statutory redundancy pay increases from 6 April 2014

Unfair dismissal maximum award and statutory redundancy pay increases from 6 April 2014 Increases in statutory redundancy pay and the basic award of compensation for unfair dismissal take effect from 6 April 2014.
26 July 2014

New process of 'early conciliation' commences from 6 April 2014

New process of 'early conciliation' commences from 6 April 2014 Employees lodging an employment tribunal claim must now take part in 'early conciliation', a new mandatory scheme provided free of charge by Acas and its mediation staff.
26 July 2014

Statutory rates increase from 6 April 2014

Statutory rates increase from 6 April 2014 From April 2014, employers see increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, sick and redundancy pay. Here we summarise the new rates.
29 June 2014

Changes to pensions auto-enrolment requirements for employers

Changes to pensions auto-enrolment requirements for employers From 1 April 2014, the window within which employers must automatically enrol eligible employees into a pension scheme is extended from 1 month to 6 weeks.
29 June 2014

Minimum wage increase due 1 October 2014

Minimum wage increase due 1 October 2014 From 1 October 2014, the National Minimum Wage increases to 6.50 per hour for workers aged 21 years and over.
19 May 2014

Flexible working changes postponed to 30 June 2014

Flexible working changes postponed to 30 June 2014 The extension of the right to request flexible working for all employees with at least 26 weeks' service was originally scheduled for 6 April 2014. It is now due to take effect by 30 June 2014.
18 May 2014

Unfair dismissal maximum award increases from 6 April 2014

Unfair dismissal maximum award increases from 6 April 2014 For unfair dismissals on or after 6 April 2014, the maximum compensatory award increases to 76,574.
18 May 2014

New penalties for tribunal claims with aggravating features

New penalties for tribunal claims with aggravating features For tribunal claims presented on or after 6 April 2014, penalties can be applied where the claim has an aggravating feature.
18 May 2014

Discrimination questionnaires abolished from 6 April 2014

Discrimination questionnaires abolished from 6 April 2014 From 6 April 2014, the statutory discrimination questionnaire procedure will be abolished for breaches of discrimination law taking place on or after 6 April 2014.
18 May 2014

Restrictions on health and safety posters permitted by law introduced in April 2014

Restrictions on health and safety posters permitted by law introduced in April 2014 From 6 April 2014, only health and safety posters published from April 2009 may be used in workplaces.
18 May 2014

Government introduces shorter timescales for convictions becoming spent

Government introduces shorter timescales for convictions becoming spent From 10 March 2014, the government is reducing the time that it takes for a conviction to become "spent", as part of a move to help ex-offenders into employment and to reduce re-offending.
11 May 2014
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