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The Government has got into the habit of inviting employment and HR stakeholders to comment on its ideas and proposals before it introduces (or finalizes) changes in the law. The Government doesn’t usually respond to stakeholders’ comments as quickly as it invites them; this is one of the reasons why proposed...

Employers don’t like harassment claims. The first reason is that employers expect that a tribunal will usually prefer the perception and injured feelings of a claimant over an objective analysis by an employer.  So employers feel that the chips are stacked against them.  However a recent case has shown again that...

 The latest increase in the National Minimum Wage took effect from 1 October 2012.  These changes tend to made annually, following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission.  There are four types of minimum wage.  These (and their hourly rates) are as follows: (1) the standard adult rate (workers aged 21 or...

Pension - (even) more change: On 1 October 2012, millions of workers benefited from the obligation on certain large employers (smaller employers will be gradually affected over the next 6 years) to make pension contributions for their staff, who must be automatically enrolled in a company scheme or the National Employment Savings...

On 14 September 2012 the UK Government published the results of two recent calls for evidence (i.e. requests for comments from stakeholders about what to do next).  The first covers the proposal that there be compensated no-fault dismissals (which will now be abandoned).  The second covers the effectiveness of TUPE...

Shortly after being elected, the Coalition Government identified the reform of employment law and the workings of the employment tribunal system as a priority.  Its rationale is to reduce costs and red tape, so that businesses can be confident about recruiting and dismissing (where necessary) while growing, without the risk...