Archive for 04/04/2009

Statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures abolished

  • 04/04/2009
  • Jim Byford
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The Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures relevant to disciplinary, dismissal and grievances are to be repealed on 6th April 2009.   These procedures potentially resulted in an uplift of compensation of up to 50% in the event of an Employer’s failure to…

Lawyers caught out by TUPE

  • 04/03/2009
  • Jim Byford
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It has recently been reported in Royden and Others -v- Barnetts Solicitors that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 applied when a client (the Britannia Building Society) moved its legal services to a new law firm.  The…

Increase statutory redundancy pay on the cards

  • 04/03/2009
  • Jim Byford
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The Employment Rights Act 1996 entitles employees to statutory redundancy payments after they have two years continuous service.  Such payments are calculated based on an individual employee’s age, length of continuous service and weekly pay currently capped at £350 per…

New employment tribunal statistics

  • 04/03/2009
  • Jim Byford
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Recent statistics from the Employment Tribunal Service show that the number of claims increased by 40% from 132,600 in 2006/7 to 189,300 in 2007/8.   The most popular claims were Equal Pay and Working Time claims.  Unfair dismissal was the third…

Changes to statutory employment entitlements from April 2009

  • 04/03/2009
  • Jim Byford
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Effective from 1st April 2009, the statutory annual leave entitlement for all employees has been increased from 4.8 weeks to 5.6 weeks.  Effectively this is an increase from 24 days to 28 days per annum, although these figures can include…