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No financial penalties against employers under ERRA 2013

S.16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 came into force on 6 April 2014, inserting new S.12A into the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, giving tribunals the power to order an employer, who has lost at tribunal, to pay a financial penalty of up to £5,000 to the Secretary of State, where the case has "aggravating features".

Article by: | Published: 23 January 2015

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Fit for Work advisory service launched

A website has been launched providing information to complement the Fit for Work service which will be provided under the terms of a Government funded contract awarded to Health Management Limited and which is aimed at providing occupational health assessments and assisting employees who have been absent for four weeks or more to return to work, which was one of the key recommendations made by Dame Carol Black's major review of sickness absence in 2011.

Article by: | Published: 16 January 2015

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Four in five deterred by employment tribunal fees

People are being put off holding unfair employers to account by too-high fees and a lack of awareness about support, according to new findings based on a survey of 361 people who have been having problems at work.

Article by: | Published: 16 January 2015

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Government tackles businesses’ concerns over holiday pay ruling

The Government has announced that it is taking action to reduce potential costs to employers and give certainty to workers on their rights following the recent EAT ruling in Bear v Fulton and two other co-joined cases, that holiday pay should reflect non-guaranteed overtime.

Article by: | Published: 3 January 2015