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Employers Eligible for Tribunal Fee Refunds

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Employers Eligible for Tribunal Fee Refunds

As reported by the CIPD, the Government’s trial period for tribunal fee repayments has now ended, so individuals (employees and workers) and trades unions that have paid a fee can now apply online for reimbursement.

Will Your Business Have a Holiday Headache in 2018?

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Will Your Business Have a Holiday Headache in 2018?

January is one of the busiest months for people booking holidays – our TV screens are full of adverts tempting us to do so!  It’s also the time that managers start receiving holiday requests from their staff which can be a challenging time.

66% Increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims

Posted on 14th December 2017

66% Increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims

The widely expected increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims was confirmed today (14th December) by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) which announced they had increased by 66%.

Examiner Business Awards 2017

Posted on 28th November 2017

Examiner Business Awards 2017

The Examiner Business Awards are an annual showcase for business excellence in our region.  They recognise new and established businesses, budding entrepreneurs and exporters.  This year, we were delighted to sponsor the award for Employee of the Year.  That award celebrates people nominated by their peers and employers who continually go above and beyond the call of duty.

Making reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability

Posted on 30th October 2017

Making reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability

People Management (the CIPD's magazine and news website) recently reported the case of a diabetic security guard who left his job after a hypoglycemic attack has won his tribunal claim.  We look at the issues raised and highlight what the employer could have done to avoid the situation arising.

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

Posted on 23rd October 2017

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

The Yorkshire Powerhouse provides quality advice and free downloads for new-start and SME businesses … the Yorkshire way!

 

Autumn Seminar Series

Posted on 29th August 2017

Autumn Seminar Series

Pennine Business Partners are hosting a series of 3 seminars in the coming months which focus on common challenges faced by business owners - and you are invited! 

 

Employer's Quick Guide to the New GCSE Grading System

Posted on 24th August 2017

Employer's Quick Guide to the New GCSE Grading System

Pupils anticipating their GCSE results this week will for the first time receive a number grade between 1-9 rather than a letter grade for English Literature, English Language, and Maths.

Yet, despite coming into effect, a recent study published by the Confederation of British Industry and Pearson discovered that more than a third of businesses were unaware of the changes and a further 29% said they were aware of the change but didn’t understand how it worked.  

Examiner Business Awards 2017

Posted on 2nd August 2017

Examiner Business Awards 2017

We are proud and delighted to be sponsoring the Employee of the Year category in the 2017 Examiner Business Awards.  Well motivated and engaged employees can make a massive difference to the success of a business. That's why we want to celebrate and recognise the outstanding ones with the award.

Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled Unlawful

Posted on 26th July 2017

Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled Unlawful

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
 
Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of weak or malicious claims being brought.  Fees ranged from £390 to £1,200 with discrimination claims costing more because of the complexity and time that hearings took.