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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Zero Hours Contracts: Saviour or Conman of the Employment Market?

A recent debate that has sprung up involves the issues revolving around the zero-hours contract; as you may well be aware, these offer no guaranteed hours or times of work, instead relying on the worker to make themselves available for … Continue reading

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Settlement Agreements-New name for Compromise Agreements.

On 29 July 2013, Compromise Agreements were re-named Settlement Agreements. The use of the word ‘compromise’ was thought to have implied that one of the parties is compromising their position and therefore on the face of it may seem unfair. … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissal Compensatory Award

The Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013 came into force on 29 July 2013 and was published on 6 April 2013. The Order limits the compensatory award in most types of unfair dismissal cases at … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal Fees

The introduction of fees for claims to the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal came into effect on 29 July 2013. All employees making an Employment Tribunal claim against their employers must now pay a fee to lodge their claim. … Continue reading

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