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Hands off our holidays!
18 December 2017 14:59 Marion Scovell


Employment law update: 0448 - 90% increase in tribunal claims
info 12-Mar-2018 11:11
The latest statistics from the tribunal service shows a 90% increase in employment tribunal cases for the period from October to December 2017. This is the unsurprising effect of the abolition of ET fees in July 2017, following Unison’s great victory in the Supreme Court.

Employment law update: 0446 - Taxation of Termination Payments
info 28-Feb-2018 15:19
Significant changes come into force on 6 April 2018 which will affect tax on termination payments and the treatment of National Insurance Contributions [NICs]. The practice of non-contractual pay in lieu of notice clauses being tax free will be abolished. The £30K tax-free amount will remain for compensation payments such as redundancy pay and ex-gratia payments.

Employment law update: 0445 - On call and working time
info 22-Feb-2018 11:32
The Court of Justice of the European Union has found that ‘on call’ time for a fire fighter must be counted as working time. However the case may have limited effect on other on call arrangements because of the very significant restrictions placed on the fire fighter while on call.

National newsletter: Legal Eye - Issue 16 - February 2018
info 2-Feb-2018 12:05
LegalEye features recent legal cases for Prospect members, news on employment law and information on Prospect legal services. This edition includes news of; a successful sex discrimination case, a strike at the Royal Museums Greenwich, news on the gender pay gap, personal injury success for a Prospect body builder and lots more.

Employment law update: 0443 - Employment status round-up
info 16-Jan-2018 11:42
Employment status was one of the ‘hot topics’ of employment law in 2017. Uber appealed the tribunal decision that their drivers were workers and the CAC rejected the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain’s (IWGB) application for recognition in Deliveroo on the basis that their riders were not workers.

Employment law update: 0442 - Holiday pay for workers
info 19-Dec-2017 14:26
The European Court has ruled that workers, who have been denied the opportunity to take paid leave, will be able to claim back pay for holiday throughout their employment. This will impact particularly on those workers who have been wrongly classed as self-employed.

National newsletter: Legal Eye - Northern Ireland Special - November 2017
info 30-Nov-2017 11:35
We have produced a special edition of LegalEye for our members in Northern Ireland

Employment law update: 0441 - Increase in compensation for injury to feelings
info 3-Nov-2017 09:46
The level of compensation for injury to feelings in Equality Act claims has been increased.