Article Tag: Employment and HR team

Flexible working available for all employees

The rules on flexible working change from today, 30 June 2014, to allow all employees with over 26 weeks’ service to make an application for flexible working. Previously, this right only existed for parents and carers. There are three important changes to be aware of: Any employee with more than 26 weeks’ continuous service can… Read more »

Employment tribunal fees to increase for certain claims

The Courts and Tribunals Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014 will come into force on 6 April 2014. The main effect of the order is to reclassify certain claims as “Type B” claims, thus attracting higher fees. The purpose of this legislation is to rectify a mistake in the original legislation where the claims were originally… Read more »

Increased limits on tribunal awards

On 6 April 2014, there will be a number of increases to the maximum awards that can be claimed in a tribunal. The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £74,200 to £76,574. The maximum amount of a week’s pay, used to calculate redundancy payments or various awards including the basic or additional… Read more »