This year for me has been a change in professional roles for the better. Those of you that know me well know I now wear more than one employment law hat but I have also acquired a couple of community based voluntary roles all adding to the rich tapestry of life. I also started this blog back in May 2013.
There have been many changes in employment law to keep up with this year too. How can any one forget the radical Employment Tribunal changes in the form of new rules and fees. We await the outcomes of the judicial reviews into the fees and the new cap. In case you missed my many blogs this year some of the other highlights of 2013 include the following non-exhaustive list:
- The Woolworths case and the change in the meaning of “establishment” for collective redundancy cases;
- Awaited ECJ decisions on holiday pay and maternity rights in a surrogacy situation;
- The uprising against the zero hours contract;
- The new limit on Unfair dismissal claims;
- The ability to become an employee shareholder;
- Talk about bonuses particularly in banking;
- The introduction of settlement agreements;
- The protected conversation;
Wow a busy year. Have I missed any?