The Government’s Employment Law Reforms will Result in Little Benefit or Change for Employers

The Government’s latest employment law reforms unveiled last week by Business Secretary, Vince Cable, may have attracted a good deal of publicity but, in reality, they are unlikely to have little impact for either employers or employees. Mr Cable is justifying the proposed measures on the basis that “We have been looking across the range.. read more →

Court’s Decision on Holiday Accrual During Sick Leave Must Result in More Effective Absence Management

The Court of Appeal has ruled that workers on long-term sick leave will be allowed to carry forward annual leave into the next holiday year even if the affected member of staff has not made a request to do so. This stems from a case involving an individual who was dismissed from her employment with.. read more →

Recommendations Submitted to Streamline Employment Tribunals

Mr Justice Underhill, the former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, has submitted his recommendations to the Government for reforming employment tribunal procedures which aim to streamline the process, improve understanding and cut costs. There is an overall recommendation that the procedures should be redrafted from scratch rather than simply amended in order to make them more accessible. In addition,.. read more →