Employment Law Blog
The Supreme Court has overturned the decisions of the EAT and the Court of Appeal and held that a Methodist Minister was not an employee. She could not therefore bring an unfair dismissal claim.
Ms Preston was ordained a Methodist Minister. As a Minister, Ms Preston received a salary, accommodation, [...] Continue Reading…
The Queen’s Speech was delivered on 8 May 2013 and set out the government’s plans to make changes relating to national insurance contributions, immigration, apprenticeships and the employment tribunal’s power to make wider recommendations in discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010.
Of interest to Employment Lawyers are:
The National Insurance [...] Continue Reading…
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013.
The new rates are as follows:
The standard adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will rise to £6.31 an hour (up 12p from £6.19).
The development rate (for workers aged between 18 and [...] Continue Reading…
There are a number of changes in employment law that will take place this month.
The collective redundancy consultation period where more than 100 employees are affected will be halved to 45 days from 6 April.
The prescribed weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will rise to £136.78 [...] Continue Reading…
Last week, I discussed the proposed Employment Law Reforms due to take place in spring 2013 and summer 2013.
I will now discuss the key reforms to take place from autumn 2013 and beyond.
Reform of TUPE 2006: The Government has recently published a Consultation on reforms to the Transfer [...] Continue Reading…