Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 but the large majority of its employment provisions contained in Part 11 of the Act, have not yet come into force and commencement orders are awaited. This article sets out what is in force and what to be prepared for.

The recent edition of emplaw monthly includes latest cases including the ECJ ruling on 'establishment' and employment law news including technical guidance on adoption leave and pay,

Check out too our Definitions cards includinglcuding a full analysis (for annual subscribers) on the meaning of  'establishment'.

The recent publication of the political parties’ election manifestos  gives us a glimpse of how the workplace may change under each party. This article summarises the key commitments and links to other useful articles on emplaw.co.uk and to the manifestos themselves.

The latest edition of emplaw monthly has a full summary of the changes coming up in April including the new right to attend adoption appointments and all the new statutory rates.

It would seem so for businesses with 250 or more employees. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and this requires the government to make regulations concerning mandatory gender pay reporting under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 

We aim to help you find the information you need as quickly as possible. Please view our new updated A-Z index for the hundreds of law cards in the Law Guide section. Subscribers to emplaw online can see full content and non subscribers can see the Key Points. We also of course have an A-Z index for the thousands of case summaries on the site.

Amendments to the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures  come into force from 11/3/15 .The changes relate specifically to the right to be accompanied as covered in paragraphs 14-16 and 36-38 of the Code and follow on from the judgement in Toal & Anor v GB Oils Ltd  [2013] UKEAT.

The latest cases and news are available in our monthly newsletter at /emplawmonthly. All the cases have been added to our easily searchable database for subscribers . No more having to remember where and when you saw the case reported!.

Employers should consider updating their non smoking policies to cover E-cigarettes. See the article by Wragge Lawrence Graham in our Contributor News section at /contributor-news where we post articles by the solicitors and barristers who write our law cards.