Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Employment Tribunal claims jump by 56%

Annual statistics released by the Tribunals Service show that Employment Tribunal claims in 2009-10 reached their highest level. There were a total of 236,100 claims, an increase of 56% over 2008-09. Once multiple jurisdiction complaints are taken into account the total figure reaches 392,800.

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Minimum wage increases from October 1st

From 1 October 2011, the adult minimum wage rate will increase from £5.93 to £6.08 an hour, the Youth Development Rate will rise from £4.92 to £4.98 an hour and the 16-17 Year Old Rate will increase from £3.64 to £3.68 an hour. The Apprentice Rate will also increase from £2.50 to £2.60 an hour.

See our Employment Law seminar for details.