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Employment News

We will post our latest Employment News here.. Please check back regularly for updates.


  1. survey results

    7th July 2015 at 2:59pm

    The results are in! We have now closed the pre-election survey on attitudes to employment and analysed the results. Firstly, thank you to all those people who participated in the survey, your feedback is very much appreciated. We had a good turnover. We have prepared a slideshow which...


  2. National Minimum Wage penalties and zero hours contract restrictions

    3rd June 2015 at 10:14am

    On 26 May 2015 two provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015 came into force. These deal with the following issues: 1. Penalties for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage – the maximum financial penalty for non-payment (underpayment) of the NMW has...


  3. Queen's Speech - Employment Law Changes

    3rd June 2015 at 10:08am

    : The Queen's Speech last week outlined a number of legislative proposals which are likely to have an impact on employment law in the UK. We highlight the major ones below: 1. Reform of law on industrial action Proposals to fundamentally change the law relating to strike action were confirmed...


  4. New National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

    17th March 2015 at 12:21pm

    The Government has today (17 March) announced increases in the National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2015. The biggest increase is for apprentices, who will benefit from an increase of 57p to £3.30 an hour, but employees of all ages will benefit from an increase. The current and new...


  5. New ET rates and limits from 6 April 2015

    17th February 2015 at 9:54am

    New rates and limits applicable to Employment Tribunal claims have been announced and will take effect from 6 April 2015. The increases are set out in the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015.  The increases will apply to a number of different claims such as dismissal on...


  6. EAT confirms that holiday pay must include overtime

    5th November 2014 at 2:04pm

    Do your workers regularly work paid overtime on top of their normal working hours?  If so, do you include an element reflecting that overtime worked in their holiday pay?  If the answer to these two questions are "yes" and "no" respectively, you really need to be...


  7. Employment Tribunal Fees update

    13th June 2014 at 4:12pm

    The Ministry of Justice has this week issued the latest quarterly Tribunal statistics for the period January to March 2014.  In that period there was a 59% fall in the number of single claims* brought before an Employment Tribunal in comparison with the same period in 2013.  This...


  8. Changes to flexible working requests

    6th June 2014 at 4:59pm

    This week the Government published the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 which come into force on 30 June this year.  The Regulations introduce amendments to the right to request flexible working.  The main changes to the flexible working regime from 30 June will be that:...


  9. Now commission, what next? - The latest developments in the holiday pay saga

    27th May 2014 at 3:30pm

    You may have seen news recently of various decisions about holiday pay, in particular that regular overtime must be included in the amount to be calculated for the purposes of a "week's pay" when determining what a worker is entitled to receive during any period of holiday under the Working Time...


  10. Shared Parental Leave changes

    29th November 2013 at 3:51pm

    You may have seen widespread press coverage today (29 November) about the government's proposals to radically change the system of maternity leave.  The proposals are not in fact new proposals, all that has been announced today are more details of the proposals which have now been thrashed...


  11. May 2013 - Employment factsheet

    10th May 2013 at 11:20am

    3volution have prepared an Employment facts and figures sheet which sets out key details about things maximum ET awards for different types of claim, NMW rates etc.  It will be useful for all businesses.  Click here to access the PDF . Feel free to print it out, tweet to your...


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