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Employment Briefings

Employment Law E-Briefs

Compromise Agreements – are they on the way out 18.10.12

This employment briefing deals with Compromise Agreement and how they are likely to change in the future. 

Employment Tribunal fees – 8.8.12

Will there be fees payable in Employment Tribunal cases in the future?

It looks as though (from next year) Lawyers will no longer be advising their clients that the Tribunal process is cheaper than the County Court (where fees have always been payable)!

Inappropriate use of social media – 18.7.12

The ever increasing use of social media sites such as Facebook is beginning to impinge on employment law as my briefing explains!

Employers – watch what you write! – 2.4.12

A recent Court of Appeal decision is a salutary lesson about the unintended consequences of what you write to your employees

Pension contributions 12.3.12

 One of the recipients of these Briefings has asked me whether an employer is legally obliged to keep paying into a pension fund as part of an employee’s remuneration package where the employee chooses to keep working beyond what was the previous “normal retirement age”?

References 12.3.12

There is a natural tension between the position of the employer and that of the employee – the employer wanting not to end up being sued for a reference provided; and the employee wanting to ensure that he or she gets as many complimentary remarks included in it as possible.

Regional Mediation Pilot Scheme Launched & Unfair dismissal qualifying period

Consultation on how to resolve workplace disputes other than through the Employment Tribunal Service

Changes in 2012 – 6.1.12

Changes to the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims and the increase in limits for working out statutory redundance payments and compensation awards

Employment law changes next year – 1.12.11

What changes are actually going to happen in the near future in employment law, and what other changes are simply proposed.

Social Media – 16.11.11

This briefing looks at the way employers could deal with employees use of social media and an update on the national minimum wage for work experience students/interns

Statistics and Reporting Accidents – 19.9.11

2010/2011 statistics released by teh Employment Tribunal that may be relevant to employers or employees

Costs in an Employment Tribunal Claim – 5.8.11

The matter of costs is of paramount consideration for employers and employees when deciding whether to bring or defend an employment tribunal claim.