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On 21 May 'Team Levenes Employment' hit the streets to fundraise for the London Legal Support Trust.

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On 1 February 2012 compensation limits increased, taking the maximum unfair dismissal award to £85,200.

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Whilst the annual statistics published by the Tribunals Service earlier this month show a modest reduction in the overall level of claims, prudent employers should not be complacent.

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Back to basics - a handy summary of some of the main employment rights.

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The government has recently published its long awaited final guidance on the Agency Worker Regulations which will come into force on 1 October 2011.

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down a judgment which will be of relevance to employers seeking to rely upon notices of retirement issued under the statutory retirement procedure (now repealed).

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The Government has today launched its ‘Modern Workplaces’ consultation, which will run until 8 August 2011. Some of the main proposals are set out in this article, and if implemented, they would have a significant impact on employers.

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The government has recently announced increases to the national minimum wage which will be effective from 1 October 2011.

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Subject to parliamentary approval the draft Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations published on 1 March 2011 will come into force on 6 April 2011. However, employers wishing to rely upon the transitional provisions must act before that date.

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Prudent agencies and hirers should be discussing now how they will work together to comply with these long anticipated Regulations on which Government guidance is awaited.

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