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Tribunal fees to be introduced from 29 July
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2013

From 29 July, Claimants will be required to pay up to £250 to bring their claims to a tribunal, with an additional payment of up to £950 due if their


New unfair dismissal cap coming in on 29 July
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2013

A new limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal claims is due to come into force on 29 July (subject to approval by Parliament). The new


Shared parental leave and pay: how will it work in practice?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2013

Under the Children and Families Bill, from 2015, qualifying parents will be able to share 50 weeks' of parental leave (previously only available as


Redundancy consultation and protective awards
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2013

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT"), in the case of AEI Cables v GMB, has reduced the level of a protective award payable to employees dismissed


TUPE reform
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2013

The government has today published its response to the consultation on changes to the TUPE Regulations, which are due to come into force in January


Dismissal after a final written warning
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 25 2013

In two recent cases, one before the Court of Appeal and one before the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT"), consideration has been given to the


Woolworths collective redundancy case to be referred to CJEU
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 28 2014

The Court of Appeal has referred the case of USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) and another to the CJEU. This case is more commonly


Employers plan to use the smoking ban to end cigarette breaks
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2007

Employers are planning to take advantage of the 1 July ban on smoking in the workplace in England to crack down on cigarette breaks, according to research by information provider Consult GEE


Review of non-dealing clauses in employment contracts
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2007

Recently, the Court of Appeal reviewed the scope for restrictions which can be placed on employees via their employment contract after they have left their jobs


A framework for fairness: proposals for a Single Equality Bill for Great Britain
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2007

The Government's proposals for a Single Equality Bill for Great Britain have finally been released