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Employment Tribunal Statistics and Reform

  New figures released today by the Ministry of Justice reveal a 71% drop in employment tribunal claims compared with the same period in 2013.* The publication of the statistics follows the announcement by Shadow Business Secretary, Chukka Umunna, on Monday that the Labour Party would scrap the current employment tribunal system. Commenting on the…

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Zero-hours exclusivity clause ban

The government is apparently to prohibit “Exclusive” zero hours contracts which preclude workers from having any other employment see – www.gov.uk/government/news/government-crackdown-on-zero-hours-contract-abusers, writes Croner’s Head of Employment, Richard Smith. I am not convinced that this is really the issue or that this is the correct solution, despite the assertion that there may be 125k workers with…

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Will new flexible working legislation call time on the 9 to 5?

  Over a quarter of British workers plan to ask employer for flexi-working 69% of working population has never made a flexible working request where they currently work 22% don’t think it would be accepted When the Government’s changes to flexible working legislation come into force on 30 June 2014, UK employers could face a…

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Resolving disputes early

Over recent years, the employment tribunal process has seen a number of reforms intended to cut down on spurious claims and encourage the settlement of disputes at a much earlier stage, writes Andy Willis, Head of Litigation at Croner. One of the key changes has been the introduction of an early conciliation stage. This is…

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‘World Cup-it is’ Could Cause Over One in Ten to Skip Work

But half of employers are prepared to put the boot in if they catch them doing it London, 12 May, 2014 – New research suggests that World Cup football fever could be responsible for a surge in employees pulling sickies this summer. As many as one in four (25%) 25-34 year old men revealed they…

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