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Impact Of Employment Tribunal fees Mondaq News Alerts (registration) The Ministry of Justice has published a report showing provisional figures for claims issued from July to September 2013 which covers the period when the fee system was introduced…
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Among the most economically naive calculations that people (including government officials) make is to estimate the growth in tax revenues based on the assumption that nothing changes beyond a hike in the tax.
Does increasing the minimum wage reduce poverty or increase unemployment? Discuss…
Over the years we have seen a lot of small businesses lose jobs when wages rise (and they never come back again). Should we be helping those businesses to be more profitable or keeping wages low?
If we all earn less we all spend less – so the overall cycle of the economy is affected.
What’s your view?
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Thanks to everyone who visited and commented.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.
Since our earliest formation in the 1980s we have always been a mixed team of HR and legal practitioners. We have always believed that it takes both disciplines combined with line management to make employment law work.
It is not enough to be legally right, the structures and solutions need to work for the business in commercial and aspiration terms.
Today the Law Society have recognised that and HR practitioners for the first time can be partners in a legal practise. http://tinyurl.com/dydx6g
It will be interesting to see how, if at all, this changes the focus of conventional solicitors advice on employment law.
Employment law is an odd thing to make sense of in this ever-changing world.
It is easy to get caught up in the small details of employment law and forget that the boss takes people on to do something (hopefully at a profit) and people turn up to work to make a living (and sometimes a life).
No-one started a business to comply with employment law and no-one applied for a job to make sure they got their rights. We all had other plans.
Yet employment is part of the fabric of workplace relationships. In mythology it is a monstrous hydra destroying the boss’s freedoms, or a passive machine unable to protect employees.
After more than 30 years at the sharp end things I think that most of the public statements by politicians of all kinds about employment law are wrong, misleading and show a lack of understanding of how any one works.
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