It’s that time of year…

It’s that time of year…

As you are aware, every year there are new Employment Tribunal compensation rates which apply from the 6th of April each year (The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019).  For 2019, employers just need to be aware of some of the new rates namely:- 1. The...
National Minimum Wage increases

National Minimum Wage increases

The annual changes to National Minimum Wages are due to come into force today, 1st April 2019. Please see below the following increases: The national living wage for workers aged over 25 increases from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour. The new minimum wages for younger workers...
Employers giving away free money… surely not?

Employers giving away free money… surely not?

Over the last couple of months I have been astounded that employers who are served with employment claims are not filing their defences on time or let the deadline pass. I then get the call to ask whether they can file a defence after the deadline. The Tribunal cannot...
It’s that time of year…

Colman Coyle offers employment protection insurance

As an employer, it can be frustrating to be served with an unmeritorious claim. Especially if the business has done everything to support and nurture that employee. Defending claims are costly.  Also, you do not automatically recover your costs if you win. Therefore,...
Notice pay and tax in settlement agreements

Notice pay and tax in settlement agreements

Attention to all Employers, please do not forget that taxation rules will be changing from 6th April 2018 in respect of payment in lieu of notice in relation to settlement agreements. From 6th April 2018, all payments in lieu of notice (“PILON”) whether contractual or...
Notice pay and tax in settlement agreements

Employment Tribunal awards are increased

It is that usual time of year where the Tribunal awards are increased. This will come into effect from 6th April 2018. As you are already aware, the maximum week’s pay (for redundancy payments together with the basic awards for unfair dismissal claims) is currently...
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