Employment Law Latest News
Employers can breathe a sigh of relief after Unison failed in its latest bid to overturn employment tribunal fees - but that is no reason to be complacent, warn solicitors Coles Miller.
Unison’s application for a judicial review was dismissed by the High Court - the trade union’s second failed attempt to get the rules overturned. It has already vowed to appeal.
Complex new rules on Shared Parental Leave come into force on Monday, warn employment law solicitors at Coles Miller.
Working mothers-to-be will be able to curtail their maternity leave and pass the remaining time to their partners.
Employers fearing a flood of flexible working requests following today’s changes to the rules should take expert legal advice, warn employment law solicitors Coles Miller.
From today the right to request flexible working has been extended to virtually all employees.
Employers who have gone without recruiting for a significant length of time may be caught out by new changes to employment law since they last took on staff.
Bournemouth & District Law Society’s new President Simon Steele-Williams is urging greater collaboration between lawyers for the benefit of their clients.
Mr Steele-Williams - a litigation solicitor and Partner at Dorset-based Coles Miller - is encouraging lawyers to work together more closely to help save clients’ time and money.
Zero hours contracts are in the firing line again after it was revealed that more than half a million UK employees have now signed them - at least double the government’s estimate.
Read what our employment law solicitor Neil Andrews advises on this latest legal update.
The new rules could also make it easier for employers to pay less compensation when they dismiss employees unfairly.