It’s October and time for Hallowe’en. In keeping with the ‘spirit’ (sorry) of the occasion we will share with you some scary news items on zero hours contracts and the latest on how to count to 20 in collective consultation situations. We tell tales of October legal changes, spook you with Tribunal financial penalties for employers and continue with the story of how Unison aims to magic away Tribunal fees (OK, that’s enough Hallowe’en analogies – Ed). More seriously, we cover items such as (1) grievance procedures and whether a breach can lead to an unfair dismissal and (2) the requirements for employment status and the necessary degree of control.
- Update: Government will intervene in the ‘Meaning of Establishment’ case
- Zero-hours contracts: Consultation on its way…
- Seasonal changes: What’s new for October 2013
- Government reforms (1): Financial penalties
- Government reforms (2): Tribunal fees judicial review
- Case update (1): Grievance procedures and unfair dismissal
- Case update (2): Employment status – self-control not enough