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Massive drop in Employment Tribunal claims leads to fees being scrapped

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The number of cases taken to employment tribunals had fallen by 79% since fees were introduced, a 2016 government review has found. Unions called for the fees of up to £ 1,200 to be scrapped, saying the slump in claims mostly affected low-paid women. Unison brought the claim on the grounds the fees were unconstitutional […]

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National minimum wage increases to £7.50 per hour

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From 1st April 2017 the main rate of the national minimum wage rises to £7.50 per hour. The rate for workers aged 21 – 24 is £7.05 per hour. The rate for workers aged 16 – 17 has increased to £4.05 per hour. Workers aged 18-20 will receive £5.60 per hour minimum. The apprentice rate (if […]

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Pension – automatic enrolment

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The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including enrolling those who are eligible into a workplace pension scheme and contributing towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’ because it is automatic for staff – they don’t have to do anything to be […]

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Flexible working requests

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Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, eg having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working – not just parents and carers. This is known as ‘making a statutory application’. Employees must have worked for the same employer […]

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