The Taylor Review looked at modern working practices and made several key recommendations. It is important to stress that these are only recommendations at present, and do not constitute law. However, it is important to be aware of the outcome of the review and potential implications into the future. The review made many recommendations, as summarised below: 1) Employment … Read More
Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped
On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were unlawful and must be scrapped. Trade Union Unison brought the case to court, and had previously lost at both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. In coming to its decision, the Supreme Court noted that “employment tribunals are intended to provide a forum for the enforcement … Read More
Apprentice Training: What you need to know.
New guidance reveals organisations will be held responsible for making sure apprenticeship programmes tick all the boxes Employers must take responsibility for apprentices’ off-the-job training, according to government guidelines published yesterday. The newly published guidelines lay out further details of the apprenticeship levy’s training requirements, which employers and providers will be expected to comply with to deliver high-quality apprenticeship programmes. As part … Read More
Case Law: Enhanced Shared Parental Pay for Fathers?
A father has successfully argued that his employer’s failure to match enhanced rates of pay when taking shared parental leave amounted to direct discrimination Despite the government technical guidance stating that there was no legal obligation to match enhanced rates of pay for parents taking shared parental leave (SPL), many commentators considered that failing to do so may result in … Read More