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Employment Appeal Tribunal agrees that a costs award against a Claimant was justified

This was justified despite their current inability to pay.

Is time spent in union meetings “working time” for the purposes of the WTR 1998?

Yes, in some circumstances, ruled the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently in Edwards and another v Encirc Ltd.

July 2015 Budget date announced

It has now been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that there will be a Budget on Wednesday 8 July 2015.

Tribunal reject claim submitted out of time due to incorrect early conciliation number

A Claimant must contact ACAS before submitting a claim form to Tribunal. ACAS will then speak to both parties and try and resolve the matter.

Vince Cable MP delivers findings of review into impact of ET fees

The Liberal Democrat Business Secretary has announced the findings of a review that he commissioned into the impact of Employment Tribunal Fees.

European Court’s ruling in landmark ‘Woolworths’ redundancy case provides welcome relief for UK businesses

On 30 April 2015, the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of the UK Government in the landmark ‘Woolworths’ case.

Advocate General Kokott says associative discrimination can exist in relation to indirect discrimination as well as direct discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 now expressly provides for associative discrimination as a cause of action for direct discrimination and harassment in relation to protected characteristics.

Diet-controlled type 2 diabetes is not a disability

In the recent case of Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute, the EAT has overturned an employment Tribunal’s decision that an employee’s type 2 diabetes amounted to a “disability” under the Equality Act 2010.

Employment agencies must produce quarterly HMRC report on non-PAYE employees

From 6 April 2015, “employment intermediaries” are required to send quarterly reports to HMRC about agency workers they place with clients where they do not operate PAYE on workers’ payments. “Employment intermediaries” includes employment agencies.

Employment intermediaries: relief for workers’ travel and subsistence

The Autumn Statement 2014 announced a review into the growing use of overarching contracts of employment that allow some temporary workers and their employers to benefit from tax relief for home-to-work travel expenses.

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