Employment Law News

  • Extension of the Right to Request Flexible Working

    Under section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996 Employees have the right to request flexible working if they have been employed for 26 weeks and have childcare responsibilities or responsibilities to care for an adult relative and there is a specified procedure which an employer must follow when such a request is made. Read more ...

  • Financial Penalties in the Employment Tribunals - May 2014

    On 6th April Section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 was brought into force. This adds a new section 12A to the Employment Rights Act 1996 which gives Employment Tribunals the power to order employers to pay a penalty if the employer has breached any of the worker's rights to which the claim relates and has one or more aggravating features. Read more ...

  • Changes to Employment Law - May 2014

    From 2 May, 2014 the time period for a transferor to provide employee liability information to a transferee increases from 14 to 28 days before the transfer. Read more ...

  • Employment law changes

    The start of the new tax year on 6 April 2014 will see a number of changes to employment law. The rule changes will affect many areas of employment law, from employment tribunals and discrimination, to everyday areas such as auto-enrolment and maternity pay. Read more ...

  • CV fraud

    There is no doubt that CV fraud is on the increase; in a recent survey, one in five candidates admitted to lying on their CV and more than 50 per cent of employers said they had spotted material inaccuracies in CVs. Read more ...

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