According to the Law Society Gazette the government is considering reintroducing tribunal fees. Whilst no detail is given, the Ministry of Justice has said it is confident that a fee system can be found which does not deny Claimants access to justice, for which the government was criticised in R (on the application of UNISON)… Continue reading Government considering re-introducing Employment Tribunal Fees
The Government has published its response to the parental bereavement leave and pay consultation which confirms key aspects of the policy to be set in regulations. As a result of the responses received, the government has made the following decisions: The policy will use a broad definition of a ‘bereaved parent’ centred on the notion… Continue reading Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
The European Court of Justice has held that the heir of a worker who dies while in an employment relationship with a public or private employer has a right to financial compensation in lieu of the worker’s untaken paid annual leave. In the case, Wuppertal v Bauer and Willmeroth Broßonn the European Court of Justice… Continue reading The European Court of Justice – holiday ruling
The CJEU held that the Working Time Directive requires that if a worker does not exercise the right to paid annual leave in any year, leave should not automatically be lost unless the employer has 'diligently' brought it to the worker's attention that leave will be lost, the burden of proof falling on the employer.… Continue reading The Court of European Justice ruling on unused holiday
Personal allowance to rise to £12,500 from April 2019. The higher rate tax threshold is rising to £50,000.