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Just Who Makes Employment Tribunal Claims?

  New statistics reveal interesting and unusual facts around the typical claimant Small businesses most likely to face a claim due to lack of internal resources says HR Expert at Croner Do you employ white, heterosexual males over the age of 45? If you do, then you’re more likely to have an Employment Tribunal claim…

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The true cost of annual leave?

  Analysis by Croner into the UK employment tribunal ruling: Opening the floodgates unlikely. The 4th November UK employment appeal tribunal (EAT) ruling on people working overtime claiming extra holiday pay sent shockwaves through the political establishment and the media. It has left businesses scratching their heads over the true cost of annual leave. However, further…

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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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