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UK Employment law changes April 2019

Despite Brexit dominating the headlines there are several key changes to employment law coming into force in April 2019.

  • Extension of itemised pay statements to workers, not just employees – 6 April 2019


Currently, only employees are required to be given an itemised pay statement. From 6 April the Employment Rights Act (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Employment Rights Act (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2018 are due to come into force which will extend this right to include workers.  In addition, employers will be required to itemise on payslips the number of hours … Continue Reading

UK Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

The Supreme Court in the UK handed down its judgement on 26 July 2017, holding that the introduction of fees in the Employment tribunals prevents access to justice and is unlawful under both domestic and EU law. This is a very significant decision in the field of employment law and the enforcement of employment rights.

Under the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 (the Fees Order) introduced in 2013, claimants in Employment Tribunals or the EAT became liable to pay a fee in order to bring and pursue their claims, including both an “issue fee” when a … Continue Reading

Changes to UK employment law – October 2015

With effect from 1 October 2015 certain provisions affecting UK employment law under the Deregulation Act 2015, come into force. The changes are:

  • The removal of the power of employment tribunals to make wider recommendations in successful discrimination cases. With effect from 1 October tribunals can only make recommendations relating to the individual complainant. The UK Government’s view was that employers often make changes to their practices and procedures following a tribunal’s decision without the requirement for a formal recommendation and indeed, in practice, wider recommendations were rarely made. Section 124(3)(a) Equality Act 2010 remains in force, permitting tribunals to
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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – new employment legislation in the UK

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the SBEEA) received Royal Assent in the UK on 26 March 2015, although most of the employment provisions contained in Part 11 require a commencement order to bring them into force. It is therefore not certain when many of the provisions listed below will have effect. The exception is the provisions on employment tribunal postponements which came into force on 26 March 2015 .


  • Equal Pay Transparency: Section 147 of the SBEEA requires that as soon as possible and by no later than 26 March 2016 regulations must be made
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More changes to UK employment law

The UK saw a number of changes to employment law which came into force on 29 July.

One of the most significant changes is the introduction of fees for submitting a claim to the employment tribunal.   Claimants who issue a claim against their employer in the employment tribunal will now be required to pay a fee: an issue fee on bringing their claim and then a hearing fee prior to the hearing of their case. For the more straightforward claims, such as wages claims and redundancy payments, the issue fee is £160 and the hearing fee £230. For other claims, … Continue Reading