The annual increases in compensation limits for statutory employment claims have been passed into law, taking effect on 6th April 2015.
The latest figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that the number of single claims presented to the employment tribunals in the quarter ended June 2104 has declined by 70% compared to the same period in 2013 and by 30% compared to the first quarter of 2014.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that contractual sales commission was intrinsically linked to the performance of an employee's duties and therefore was part of his “normal remuneration” for the purposes of calculating statutory holiday pay.
With effect from 30th June 2014 the current employee right to request flexible working will be extended to any employee with 26 weeks’ continuous employment and the current statutory timetable for considering requests, will be replaced by a requirement to give reasonable consideration to requests.
With effect from Monday 29th July a number of radical changes to the employment tribunal system used for litigating all statutory employment claims and smaller contract claims arising from employment or its termination will take effect.