Government reforms (2): Increase in tribunal awards

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What do we already know? 1. We updated you in our September 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Increase in discrimination awards on the Guidance published by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals on the amount of compensation which can be awarded in discrimination claims. This Guidance confirmed there are three levels of bands for compensation…
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Government reforms (2): Increase in discrimination awards

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New Guidance has been published by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland on the amount of compensation which can be awarded in discrimination claims (available here). There are currently three levels of bands for compensation for injury to feeling as a result of discrimination (known as “Vento” bands, after the…
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April changes: A reminder

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It’s April and, as usual, means a spring clean for employment law.  Although we’ve covered the majority of these changes in previous newsletters and alerts, we thought it was worth a quick reminder: 1 April 2017 Increase to National Minimum and Living Wages In Autumn Statement 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the…
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Government reforms (1): Spring changes – are you ready?

The following changes are on their way in April: 1 April 2016 National Living Wage: a new mandatory National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced from 1 April 2016 for workers aged 25 or over. The National Minimum Wage will continue to apply to other workers (current rate (until September 2016) is…
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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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Spring changes – Are you ready?

It continues to be a busy year for HR/employment law changes and in order to keep you up to speed with we remind you what’s happening in April. 6 April 2014 Statutory maternity/paternity/adoption pay and sick pay increases: standard weekly rate of statutory maternity/adoption/paternity pay will increase from £136.78 to £138.18; standard rate of statutory…
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Newsflash: Awards on the up…

On 6 April 2014 the limits to Tribunal compensation will increase as follows: Unfair dismissal compensatory award Current limit £74,200 Limit from 6 April £76,574 Week’s pay (used to calculate redundancy payments and other awards) Current limit £450 Limit from 6 April £464 Basic award for certain unfair dismissals (trade union membership or activities, health…
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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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