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Yearly Archives: 2011

Holiday pay and Sickness

All workers have the right to 5.6 weeks paid holiday in each leave year. This statutory right cannot be replaced by a payment in lieu except on termination of employment. …

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Employment Law Reforms

George Osborne has very recently announced changes to rules on unfair dismissal and the tribunal system with the aim of reducing the number of employees bringing claims. The qualifying period …

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Employment Tribunal Statistics show the cost of Age Discrimination

The Ministry of Justice has recently published its annual statistics for Employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal for the year ending 31 March 2011. The statistics show there has …

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Refusal to accept pay cut. The legal position.

These difficult economic times have meant that many employers across the region have had to look at ways of cutting their cost base. Pay cuts have been proposed by many …

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Equality of treatment on the horizon for temporary agency workers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations, which are due to come into force in October 2011. This guidance is intended …

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