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19 December

Proposal to limit backdated claims for unauthorised deduction of wages

New impact assessment considers effect of government's proposed action to change the law on recovery of previous underpaid wages following the case of Fulton v Bear Scotland Ltd and Others which set out that payment for non-guaranteed overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday pay.

19 December, 2014

Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014

New regulations that establish a two year limitation on how far back in time workers’ employment tribunal claims for deduction from wages can go.

19 December, 2014

18 December

Childcare Payments Act 2014

Act, which received Royal Assent yesterday, contains provision for HMRC to make payments ('top-up payments') to be used towards the costs of qualifying childcare.

18 December, 2014

Government changes rules so that holiday pay claims cannot go back more than two years

Changes to regulations, made in response to recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling, to apply to Employment Tribunal claims made on or after 1 July 2015.

18 December, 2014

17 December

Unison (No 2), R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor

New judgment in which High Court dismisses appeal, against government's decision to introduce employment tribunal fees, on grounds that there is still insufficient evidence to show that fees are making it more difficult to bring cases to a tribunal.

17 December, 2014

UNISON to appeal High Court decision over tribunal fees

UNISON has today been granted permission to appeal the High Court's decision turning down the union's second Judicial Review application over the government's decision to introduce employment tribunal fees.

17 December, 2014

High Court dismisses employment tribunal fees challenge

In dismissing appeal brought by Unison, the High Court says that there is still insufficient evidence to show that fees are making it more difficult to bring cases to a tribunal.

17 December, 2014

15 December

Labour would introduce jail sentences for employers who exploit migrant workers

Guardian reports that, in speech today, Ed Miliband to announce new measures to tackle migrant workers being paid less and offered worse terms and conditions than local workers.

15 December, 2014

Workers on zero hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, says TUC

In new report, which also finds that zero hours workers much less likely to qualify for statutory sick pay, union highlights the impact that growth in precarious labour is having on workers’ pay and rights at work, and warns that this is a sign of the 'growing two-tier workforce'.

15 December, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

15 December, 2014

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