Posted on 12th July 2018
Freelance teacher Paula Bradley (no relation) worked for the London School of English. The school required all employees to be at work 15 minutes before class start time, which was typically 9.00am. Ms Bradley was unable to make the 8.45am start time because she had to take her own child to school.
Posted on 25th June 2018
That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days. We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice. But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early? As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed.
Posted on 25th February 2018
The UK has been warned about this week's Baltc Blast of cold weather for some time, but is your business ready for the disruption the snow and ice is likely to cause?
Posted on 3rd January 2018
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.
Posted on 14th December 2017
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%.
Posted on 26th July 2017
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.
Posted on 9th February 2017
The Ministry of Justice has now launched its website of employment tribunal decision with around 100 decisions from 2016 already up there.
Posted on 8th November 2016
Once again, UK businesses are set to be disrupted by snow. So how do you manage the inevitable late arrivals, absence and transport delays.
Posted on 30th December 2015
As floods once again hit the north of England, business owners will be counting the cost of damage to property, as well as disruption to their business.
Posted on 4th February 2015
The recent case of Game Retail Limited V Laws was the first of its kind to make its way to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) when an employee was dismissed for his misuse of Twitter after posting a number of offensive tweets. The following case demonstrates the importance of having an internet and social media policy in place and should be a much needed motivator for those who are yet to enforce one.