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Instant pensions duties start for new businesses

On 1 October a new legal duty came into force requiring businesses to put staff straight into a workplace pension as soon as they are employed. The start of instant pension duties coincides with the fifth anniversary of automatic enrolment, emphas...


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Employment Tribunal claims: calm before the storm?

The number of UK Employment Tribunal claims rose very slightly during the period between April and June this year, according to the latest figures produced by the Ministry of Justice. There were 4,241 single claims received in April to June 2017,...


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Last two places on tomorrow’s FM Legal Update

  There are just two places left on our next one-day FM Legal Update, which takes place at our Executive Centre in London tomorrow. Now in its 18th year, it’s still the most popular legal briefing in the sector. The programme cha...


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Business Minister urges UK's largest companies to increase transparency around workplace diversity

Business Minister Margot James has urged the UK’s largest companies to increase transparency about the diversity of their workforce following the first meeting of the new Business Diversity and Inclusion Group. The group was set up to coord...


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Employment Tribunal fees – claims for reimbursement can now go ahead

On 26 July, the Supreme Court (the highest court in the UK) ended the Employment Tribunal Fees Regime when it decided that the current regime was unlawful. In the immediate aftermath, the Justice Minster, Dominic Raab, announced that the Governmen...


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MPs call for tribunal time limit to be doubled

MPs have called for the current three-month time limit to bring certain Employment Tribunal claims to be extended. Mike Penning, Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead and former minister in the Ministry of Justice, argued that the time limit should...