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August 2017 Edition  
 

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Hethertons Solicitors Employment Bulletin

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This bulletin will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

 Tribunal fees axed after landmark appeal judgement


 

The Government has suffered a major defeat in the courts, after the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees introduced four years ago were in fact unlawful.

Since the fees took effect in 2013, the Ministry of Justice has been locked in a protracted legal battle with the trade union Unison.

 
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  Firm fined after employee loses two fingers


 

A Yorkshire business will have to pay a heavy fine after one of its workers lost his middle two fingers while trying to repair an entrance gate.

Sheffield Magistrates Court heard that a guide roller on the underside of the gate at LKAB Minerals (Richmond) Ltd had collapsed and two members of staff were tasked by their line manager to carry out the repair.

 
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  BBC figures put the spotlight back on the gender pay gap


 

Controversy over the difference in pay between the BBC’s highest-paid men and women has led to fresh scrutiny of the gender pay gap.

Last month, the broadcaster revealed the salaries of those at the corporation who earned in excess of £150,000.

 
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  Redundancy fight to be heard next year


 

Players and staff who were made redundant following the collapse of a Yorkshire rugby club will have their claims heard by the Employment Tribunal in the New Year.

Around 40 individuals previously associated with the Bradford Bulls have brought claims against the Rugby Football League, the current club, the former Bulls and the Insolvency Service.

 
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  Concern that many businesses are ignoring their responsibilities


 

New research has suggested that employers across Britain are breaking the law in relation to the apprenticeships and internships they are offering young people.

A survey commissioned by the Government found that the proportion of apprentices being paid less than the minimum wage had risen to 18 per cent last year (up from 15 per cent in 2014).

 
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