Employment Rights Act 1996
Last week we reported how the House of Lords had rejected a Clause in the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which introduces the new Employee-Shareholder contract into the workplace. This status is a renamed version of the Employee-Owner status that George Osborne first talked about in October 2012. Whilst the House of Commons stated that this [...]
Clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 and gives the necessary legislative backing to the new Employee-Shareholder employment status (in addition to the existing worker and employee statuses). This status will allow a company to issue shares to a new employee in exchange for them forfeiting some employment [...]
This article is written as another reminder to information that we have published previously. Statutory Instrument 283 has been made, amending the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999 The term ‘parental leave’, as currently used in employment legislation, refers to a period of up to four weeks’ unpaid [...]
As we have mentioned previously, The Children and Families Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 04 February 2013. It is a legislative consolidation of a number of Government initiatives, all designed to improve services for vulnerable children, plus support families balancing their home / work lives. The particular interest to the payroll [...]
This follows nicely from the Olenloa v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust case of reasonable adjustments and introduces the topic of dismissal. Mr Conway was disabled, suffering from depression and anxiety. He commenced employment at Community Options Limited as a support worker on 24 September 2007. He was signed unfit for work on 15 [...]
Another Bill that failed to make its passage through the last session of Parliament was the Carers and Employment Bill, which was attempting to amend the Employment Rights Act 1996. For England and Wales only, this Bill would have provided for carers’ rights to flexible working.
Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, the employer can incur large penalties for failing to check whether an employee, or potential employee, actually has the right to work in theUK. The above case, heard in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, will not ease the penalty and compliance issues that many organisations have to contend [...]