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Latest Human Resource News

News, views and stories of interest which may help you in your Human Resource strategy. The archive section is always open to view stories you might have missed.

Below is a list of all our current news items, or you can view our past stories by going to our archive section.

ACAS Early Conciliation now in place
Since the launch of the ACAS Early Conciliation Service in April anyone thinking of making an employment tribunal claim has had to notify ACAS before doing so. For tribunal claims lodged on or after 6 May (unless an exemption applies) it is now a legal requirement for a claimant to have made an Early Conciliation notification to Acas - so no tribunal claims will be accepted unless the complaint has been referred to Acas and a conciliation certificate issued. ... read more »
Submitted on 21 May 2014


Flexible Working Rights – June 2014 amendment
The Government has confirmed the 30th June 2014 as the new implementation date for the introduction of the Extended Right to Request Flexible Working. So if you haven’t updated your flexible working policy to reflect the new right – now's the time to do so! ... read more »
Submitted on 13 May 2014


Latest on Government Review of Employment Law
The Government has recently announced its current position of employment law. We provide a summery within this news item. ... read more »
Submitted on 26 Sep 2012


National Minimum Wage Rates
A reminder that these rates of pay are due for review 1st October ... read more »
Submitted on 5 Sep 2012


Olympic Time Off
Are you prepared for the Olympic Time Off? How do you handle employees who wants to take time off to watch the Olympics. ... read more »
Submitted on 26 Jul 2012


Employment Tribunal Fees To be Introduced 2013
The Government plans to introduce such fees from summer 2013. Fees will be applied at the issue of the claim and also prior to the hearing. These will be payable in advance. The system will allow for those on low incomes to be excused payment and tribunals will be given a discretionary power to order the unsuccessful party to pay the costs of the successful party incurred by way of Tribunal fees. ... read more »
Submitted on 17 Jul 2012


Review of Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure
This is well underway and a new set of draft Rules is with the government. If approved, the new Rules would include the following changes: ... read more »
Submitted on 17 Jul 2012


Changes to Payroll Reporting to HMRC
During 2013 HMRC will require employers to submit payroll information online or through the BACS system each payroll run (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) instead of annually and the P35 will disappear. CHANGES TO PAYROLL REPORTING TO HMRC (RTI) RTI (Real Time Information) is a new payroll reporting system to be introduced by HMRC during 2013 and refers to the submission of employee pay related information at the time of payment rather than at year end. HMRC's principle aim of the move to RTI is to support the introduction of Universal Credits in October 2013, a government drive that is only possible if pay related information is available in real time. ... read more »
Submitted on 11 Apr 2012


Changes to Employment Law 2012
As usual there will be a number of key employment legislative changes in 2012, as well as public consultations continuing or opening on some of these proposals. See a summary of the main developments in 2012 ... ... read more »
Submitted on 8 Mar 2012


The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 6 April 2012, in respect of claims submitted to an employment tribunal on or after that date. ... read more »
Submitted on 7 Mar 2012


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