Employment-related claims- procedure and form

Hong Kong: How far does the Labour Tribunal’s duty to investigate extend?

Two recent Court of First Instance decisions in Hong Kong – Fung Tsun Tong v A Link Network (HK) Ltd (Fung Tsun Tong) and Vermeerbergen Peter Alfred v Swisstribe Ltd (Vermeerbergen) – explored the nature and extent of the Hong … Continue reading

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Singapore: Tripartism Updates

Labour policy in Singapore has long been handled collaboratively by the Government, employee unions and employers in what is known as the tripartism movement. This movement has now been formalised through the setting up of a corporate body, Tripartite Alliance … Continue reading

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Australia: Important interim order in a bullying application

A recent decision in the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the (potentially complicated) interaction between bullying complaints and an employer's internal investigation process. In Lynette Bayly [2017] FWC 1886, the Commission made an interim order staying an employer’s internal … Continue reading

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UK: Legislation – consultations on caste discrimination, electronic balloting and reforming the tribunal system

On 28 March the Government Equality Office published its long-awaited consultation on caste discrimination, announced back in September 2016. The consultation will run until 18 July 2017 and seeks views on whether preventing caste discrimination is best done by legislation … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – employment tribunal judgments online register

The online register of employment tribunal judgments announced last summer is now live. The online service covers judgments in both England and Wales and Scotland and will include all new decisions in addition to some transcripts going back to 2015.

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UK: Legislative developments – tribunal fees

The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The review concludes that the fees regime is working well and that some individuals may have been discouraged but … Continue reading

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UK: Consultation on reform to employment tribunals

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Ministry of Justice have jointly launched a consultation on reforming the employment tribunal system, seeking views on how proposals for reform of the wider court and tribunal system should be … Continue reading

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UK: New publications – introduction of judicial assessment

The President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) has issued Presidential Guidance in force from 3 October, setting out a procedure for judicial assessment in the employment tribunal. Under this procedure, the employment judge will be able to give … Continue reading

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Singapore: Employment claims tribunal to be established by April 2017

Following the passage of legislation on 16 August 2016, the new Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) will commence hearing salary-related disputes between employees and employers from April next year. Accessibility The ECT will be accessible by workers at all salary levels, … Continue reading

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UK: New resources on human rights, terminal illness, database of tribunal decisions

The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary … Continue reading

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