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 –, 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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