Employment Law Weekly News Update

SM&B’s weekly roundup of employment law news including:

– The ECJ’s Advocate General has given an opinion that time spent by workers travelling from home to their first customer and from their last customer to their home is ‘working time’
– The Government has published the terms of reference to enable the start of a review of employment tribunal and EAT fees, as well as reviewing the effectiveness of the fee remission scheme.
– The Ministry of Justice has published the tribunal statistics for January to March 2015, which show that 4,229 single employment tribunal claims were received – 25% fewer than in the same period of 2014.
– With the Islamic holy month of Ramadan beginning on 18 June, both Personnel Today and Acas provide practical guidance for employers on how to support employees.
– Since the introduction of financial penalties on employers for aggravated breach of employment law on 6 April 2014, three have been imposed to date, one has been paid and the other two are currently unpaid.

news update – 18 june 2015