Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

This article covers the apprenticeship levy and other important announcements made in the Chancellor's 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review. It also links to the outcome to the consultation on the apprenticeship levy and to the new tax thresholds announced for 2016/17

Subscribers now have a personal Leaning and Development page (linked at the top of each page just below the emplaw online logo) where, each month, they can create a Learning & Development Record and Evaluation sheet to store and print as required as part of their training record.

Issues of carry-over of holiday and the calculation of holiday pay cause headaches every day for employers, employees and advisors. This article provides an excellent, straight forward summary of holiday entitlements including the recent case of Greenfield v the Care Bureau. It examines the issues around carry over, particularly in cases involving long term sickness and family leave and also how holiday pay is calculated

The Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, has appointed Barry James Clarke as a Regional Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England & Wales). He will serve as Regional Employment Judge for Wales, based at Cardiff, with effect from 1 December 2015. The full announcement is at https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/regional-employment-judge-of-the-employment-tribunals-clarke/

The latest edition of Emplaw Monthly includes the latest cases and employment law news including the introduction of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act requiring large businesses to disclose steps to ensure that their supply chains are slavery-free and links to new BIS guidance on zero hours contracts and the toolkit published by MOJ for employers of Reservists.

For those thinking of changing to the new system in November, subscribers can use Emplaw Monthly to help meet the new requirements. This Article summarises what is changing and how, and explains how a subscription to Emplaw Online provides a very efficient means to satisfy your specialist learning goals.

Following last week's decision by the  Court of Justice of the European Union  in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Case C‑362/14 CJEU, which struck down the Safe Harbour framework as invalid, this article takes a look at the alternatives for lawful transfer.

The latest edition of Emplaw Monthly includes the latest cases and employment law news including the Immigration Bill 2015/16, the Enterprise Bill and links to new Acas guides on recruitment, induction and time off during the Rugby world cup.

This Article provides a summary of the employment related provisions set out in the Immigration Bill 2015/16 which had its First Reading in the House of Commons on 17 September 2015.

Lewis Silkin (who draft the Trade Union cards for Emplaw Online) consider the judgment of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD v Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsias which seems to remove the requirement that a claimant has the same characteristic as the protected group in order to bring an indirect discrimination claim.