Employment Bulletin News

Legislation brings new rights for couples
Laws set to take effect next spring will give important new employment rights to parents having children born through surrogacy
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Tougher sentencing proposed for corporate manslaughter
Businesses convicted of corporate manslaughter could face fines of more than £20m under newly published penalty guidelines. The Sentencing Council
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Shared parental leave regulations come into effect
New laws, which came into effect on December 1st, give parents greater flexibility over how they share the care of
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Firms warned about Employment Appeal Tribunal decision
York-based solicitors Hethertons are warning employers of an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision which has ruled that non-guaranteed overtime payments should
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Report calls for reform of Bribery Act
The Bribery Act must be overhauled to help mid-sized businesses bolster Britain’s international trading performance, according to a new report. 
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Over one million workers at risk from asbestos
The average tradesperson could come into contact with asbestos more than 100 times a year, according to a new survey
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Institute issues warning over plans to scrap employment tribunal fees
The Institute of Directors has voiced concern about Labour’s plans to abolish Employment Tribunal fees.
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Major shake-up of zero hours contracts expected
Major changes in the rules governing zero hours contracts could be on the horizon, judging by comments during the recent
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Fathers now entitled to attend antenatal appointments
New employment laws have been introduced which allow fathers and partners to attend up to two antenatal appointments. 
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Overtime should be included in holiday pay, rules EAT
Employees have won a landmark case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), who this month ruled that overtime should count
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