Editor's message: In recent years, the employment tribunal system has undergone some significant changes, including the introduction of a fee regime.
The regime requires claimants in employment tribunal proceedings to pay a fee to issue a claim and a further fee if the claim proceeds to a final hearing. The fee payable depends on whether the claim is a type A or type B claim, which depends on the nature of the claim. Type A claims are the more straightforward complaints and include claims for unpaid wages, holiday pay and redundancy payments. Type B claims include claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay. Both claimants and respondents are also liable to pay a fee for making specified applications.
Jeya Thiruchelvam, senior employment law editor
The recent legal case of Jeffery v The British Council shows employers how to decide whether expatriate employees' legal rights fall under British or overseas employment law. Helena Rozman of global law firm Dentons explains.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service has confirmed that new employment tribunal decisions will be made publicly available online from late 2016 or early 2017.
Updated to include information on the EAT decision in Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd v Morgan on compliance with the early conciliation process.
Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal decision to award £14,000 for injury to feelings after a young lawyer was subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace and forced out of her job. Zoe Lomax, employment associate at DLA Piper, examines the decision including the level of compensation dictated by the Vento bands.
Updated to include information on Khan v Stripestar Ltd, in which the EAT considered the extent to which a defective disciplinary process can be cured through an appeal; and Grayson v Paycare concerning the correct approach to a Polkey reduction.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
We discuss the key legal developments affecting employers from October 2016 and beyond, including: changes to the national minimum wage rates; reforms to employment tribunals; public-sector exit payments and important case decisions to look out for.
In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others  IRLR 709 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, although employment tribunals have the power to grant an indefinite stay of proceedings, there was no requirement for a tribunal to do so merely because the respondent wanted to have equal pay claims against it heard in the High Court rather than the tribunal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment tribunals and courts.