October 2013 news

halloweenIt’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.