• Tribunal fees start today – 29 July 2013.

    Any employee bringing a ‘Type A’ case against their employer (including disputes over wage deductions, redundancy pay owed, unpaid annual leave, and refusals to allow time off) must pay a £160 issue fee when the claim is presented and a further £230 hearing fee, due on a specified date prior to the hearing. For more complex…
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  • Settlement agreements start today – 29 July 2013.

      Settlement agreements Coming into force on 29 July 2013 Compromise agreements will be renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and the Government announced that the legislation would make it easier for employers to use settlement agreements. This would be achieved by ensuring that employers can offer settlement agreements before a formal dispute arises without the offer being…
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  • Whistleblowing – Public Interest Disclosure rights amended.

    The UK Parliament – Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13 includes a provision to clarify that, to be protected against automatically unfair dismissal, whistleblowers must make their disclosure “in the public interest”. An amendment to the bill was introduced which removed the requirement for a disclosure to be made “in good faith”.  However, where a disclosure is…
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