Policy News Journal - 2014-15

whose documents you should check

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how to carry out checks

 when to carry out initial checks, follow-up checks and what happens under TUPE  what documents are acceptable

The illegal-working penalties collection includes all documents for employers on preventing illegal working.

Time off to watch the World Cup? What are the employer’s options?

18 June 2014

With the FIFA World Cup in full swing, employers need to keep an eye out for staff absences caused by these sporting events. Find out what you can do to encourage employees to enjoy the celebrations, without disrupting your business.

The Forum for Private Business have set out a range of options available to the employer wondering how to manage staff absences during the World Cup period.

Survey of Employment Tribunal Applications

12 June 2014

The first government survey for five years of applications to Employment Tribunals shows some interesting trends.

BIS has published its survey of applications. We are grateful to Daniel Barnett for the following brief analysis:

Coming in at a whopping 280 pages, this is the first such survey in five years. About 2,000 employees and 2,000 employers were interviewed for the survey. Here are some of the key findings:-  79% of small employers had not been involved with a tribunal claim over the last two years  although the employees surveyed issued their claims before fees were introduced, 49% said that paying an issue fee would have influenced their decision to issue proceedings (mainly those with lower salaries or unlawful deductions claims)  67% of employers use a representative at the hearing, whereas only 33% of Claimants use a representative  79% of cases in which an offer was made resulted in settlement. The opening offer was made by the employer (rather than employee) 61% of the time  17% of claims went to a full hearing (remember this is cases issued before fees were introduced)  the median tribunal award was £3,000, and the median level of expected award (by Claimants) was £4,000  87% of employers said the award had been paid, whereas just 63% of Claimants said they had received the money of those who paid for legal or professional advice, the median amount paid was £3,000  72% of claims were against private sector employers (broadly similar to the 69% of people who work in the private sector).

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014 published

CIPP Policy News Journal

08/04/2015, Page 62 of 521

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