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22 December

Four in five deterred by employment tribunal fees, according to Citizens Advice survey

'Fees are pricing people out of basic workplace rights and a justice system that is supposed to protect them', says Chief Executive.

22 December, 2014

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument creates requirement that employment agencies and employment businesses that wish to advertise such vacancies elsewhere in the EEA will also have to advertise them in English in Great Britain unless they believe, on reasonable grounds, that doing so would be disproportionate, with breach of requirement constituting criminal offence.

22 December, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

22 December, 2014

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

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