Employment law

From 1 October 2014 fathers and partners are entitled to take time off to attend ante natal appointments if they are in a “qualifying relationship” with a pregnant woman.

Although we have seen a fair amount of change during the year there are a couple of matters left to be dealt with which happen today.

Controversial new fees for workers filing an employment tribunal case introduced today have been criticised by unionists, employment lawyers and employer groups.

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Britain's biggest public sector union has launched a legal challenge against the introduction of fees for workers claiming cases of unfair dismissal and discrimination.

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A former executive at Jigsaw and Kew is suing the upmarket clothing group for discrimination, claiming she was barred from becoming CFO position due to her pregnancy. 

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Government plans to let employees swap rights for shares have received a mixed reaction fro

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Monday 1 October saw twice annual implementation of employment and company law changes, including the expanded audit exemption, the start of pensions auto-enrolment and an increase to the new n

The national minimum wage increased to £6.19 last Monday for all workers who are not self-employed over 21. 

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