June 2014 news

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It’s June and if you can take your eyes off the World Cup and Wimbledon we’ll try to compete for your attention with our update on HR/Employment law news. We’ve got the latest news on the future of Tribunal fees and claims and provide you with a number of useful Government guides on the various changes to the immigration system and prevention of illegal working. We also give you a short summary of the latest Government reforms proposed in the Queen’s Speech. Next we have our case update. Given the importance of the Lock decision on commission payments and holiday pay we re-attach our guidance on this. Secondly, we cover disability discrimination and hopefully the end to discrimination by association. Thirdly, we confirm that members of a LLP can be workers for the purpose of bringing a whistleblowing claim and others.  We then update you on a good news case that potential unfair dismissal claimants who give longer notice than their contract provides are unlikely to succeed.  You will also notice the introduction of a brand new feature to the monthly newsletter – Meet the team.  This month, Jenni Andrews gives an insight into her current case work and shares with us her passion for land, bikes and water!