In case you have been distracted by other recent events in the UK, here is a reminder that the compensation limits on Employment Tribunal awards and certain other amounts payable under UK employment legislation increased as of the first week of April 2019.

This alert sets out the changes in full and highlights important consequences

Don’t panic. The United Kingdom will continue to be an EU Member State until procedures are completed for exiting the European Union, which is likely to be at least two years. Until a withdrawal agreement is reached, EU laws and treaties will still apply, including the right for EU nationals to work in the United

Background

UK legislation provides that, when a UK employer proposes to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, the employer is required to collectively consult representatives of those affected, prior to implementing that proposal. Failure to do so can lead to the employer being required

Juggling maternity rights and practical employment issues can be notoriously difficult, and has the potential to make what should be a happy event seem rather daunting, for both employer and employee.

We see the same questions arise time and again on some particularly thorny maternity topics, including HOW TO:

  • Deal with bonus, commission and holiday

by Sharon Tan and Paul McGrath

The UK Supreme Court has provided guidance about two issues of importance for employers wishing to dismiss a UK employee: 

What happens when an employer dismisses an employee in a manner that breaches the terms of the employee’s employment contract?  Is the employment relationship immediately brought to an end