The Conlibs have accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission that, from 1 October 2012, the adult national minimum wage (NMW) rate increases from GBP 6.08 to GBP 6.19 an hour, and the apprentice rate increases from GBP 2.60 to GBP 2.65. The rates for 18-20 year olds and 16-17 year olds will not [...]

The Conlibs have published a call for evidence seeking views on whether current dismissal procedures are too onerous and too complex, and whether their application is misunderstood. Views are also sought on compensated no-fault dismissals for micro-businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The call for evidence, which will close on 8 June 2012, is wider [...]

In Julio v Jose and other cases the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that three live-in foreign domestic workers were not entitled to the national minimum wage, as they fell within the exemption that applies to individuals who are treated as members of the family. The appeal raised a variety of issues, but the most [...]

It is well established that claimants are prevented from arguing that the manner of their dismissal is a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence, as held by the House of Lords in Johnson v Unisys 2001 ICR 480. The House of Lords (Now the Supreme Court) was unwilling to develop the [...]

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