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ACAS early claim conciliation

ACAS has made changes to its online early conciliation form so that a claimant can include details of his or her representative, in which case ACAS will make contact with…
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Limit on back pay claims

The Government has introduced legislation to limit all unlawful deduction claims (excluding certain claims for example for SMP, SSP) to 2 years before the ET1 is lodged. This is to…
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Is obesity a disability?

The European Courts stopped short of making obesity a “protected characteristic” but it did say that it could meet the definition of a disability if it is an impairment which…
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Pre-claim conciliation

Achieving settlement more efficiently has been attempted via different means in the last few years, including judicial mediation schemes. Now this month sees the introduction of early conciliation through ACAS…
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Flexible working

As of 30 June 2014 all employees with more than 26 weeks’ service will have the right to request flexible working. To date this right has been limited to those…
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Immigration corner

The Government is consulting over immigration fees, and in particular whether the migrant workers and those employing them should make an appropriate contribution towards the cost of running the immigration…
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