Real Employment Law Advice

Category: General Updates

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General Updates

What’s new in employment law and HR- January/February 2021

Keep up to date with the ever changing world of employment law and HR. Here is a round-up of some interesting news and developments in the world of employment law and HR. Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 21/22. IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules to change…

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Best practice for employers

How diversity and fairness in business increases your profits

Why should you consider diversity and fairness as an integral part of your business? Diversity in recruiting, such as employing more women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds, particularly at board level, and in management roles, has been proven to increase profits..

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Employment Tribunal Claims

Preparing your claim or defence in the Employment Tribunal

It has long been considered necessary to ensure, when you submit or defend a claim, that you put as much detail in as possible, to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to pursue a claim fully. However recent guidance from the Tribunal means we must rethink how to prepare the claim and defence.

General Updates

Extension of the Acas Early Conciliation Process

With increased cases and delays with the ACAS process many cases were being extended beyond the 4 week period and so it made sense to make the period available for early conciliation 6 weeks instead of 4.

Employment Tribunal Claims

Employment Tribunal Hearings via Video

There have been changes to the employment tribunal hearings which are usually done in person in a tribunal building. The pandemic has led to the very speedy rolling out of online solutions to dealing with hearings, including the use of the Cloud Video Platform known as CVP.

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Employer Resources

Can an employer change an employee’s hours and pay?

When can an employer make a change to an employees hours? Howe easy is it to make the change? What about reducing pay because of covid? There are options available for employers, but also protection for employees who may object to the change.