Newsflash: April changes – are you ready?

It’s April and we keep you up to speed with a reminder of what’s happening this month. 5 April Shared Parental Leave The new right to shared parental leave applies to eligible parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015 (and in relation to adoptive parents of children placed for adoption on or…
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Statutory payments and awards: Awards on the up…

On 6 April 2015 the limits to Tribunal compensation will increase where the dismissal (or detriment, or whatever it is that is being complained about) takes place on or after 6th April 2015. Increases as follows: Unfair dismissal compensatory award Current limit – £76,574 Limit from 6 April – £78,335 Week’s pay (used to calculate…
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Government reforms: What’s new this month? (3) Compensatory award cap

From 29 July 2013 the unfair dismissal compensatory award is limited to the lower of the current statutory cap (£74,200 from 1 February) or the claimant’s annual net salary. This will apply to all dismissals occurring after that date.
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Government reforms: (1) Updated timetable

The Government has published an updated implementation timetable for the provisions of its central reform package, set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA). There is little in the timetable that was not already known and covered in our May 2013 newsletter, Government Reforms: finalised, but just as a reminder these are…
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Time(table) for change

It continues to be a busy year for HR/employment law changes and, in order to keep us up to date, the Government has published Employment law 2013: progress on reform, available here. This reviews the steps that have been taken since the start of its employment law review and sets out a timetable for the next…
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Latest Government changes

On 17 January 2013, the Government published a statement outlining the next steps in its employment law reform agenda. The reform package consists of the following changes and proposals: Confirmed changes: Settlement Agreements and Compensatory Award Last September the Government launched its consultation Ending the Employment Relationship which (i) put forward proposals to reduce the…
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Tribunal Award and Statutory Pay Increases

From 1 February 2013 the maximum Employment Tribunal awards will be: a week’s pay: £450 (increased from £430), used for calculating statutory redundancy payments and the basic award; and unfair dismissal compensatory award: £74,200 (increased from £72,300).
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