Earlier this year, as part of its Employment Law Review, the Government conducted a public consultation on its proposal to introduce fees in the Employment Tribunals. The Ministry of Justice has now published the results of that consultation, and has indicated an intention to introduce fees in the summer of 2013.

This is a significant development in the life of Employment Tribunals, further watering down the original principle that the Tribunals would be an informal and accessible forum for resolving industrial disputes.Continue Reading Introduction of Fees in Employment Tribunals – results of consultation published

On the heels of its long-awaited decision in Brinker v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum), No. S166350, the California Supreme Court this week issued another important wage and hour decision that favors employers. In Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, Inc. (Liu), No. S185827, the court ruled that neither employees nor employers can recover attorney’s fees as prevailing parties on claims for meal and rest period violations. This is a key victory for California employers that routinely are subject to “one-way” statutes requiring them to pay attorneys’ fees to prevailing plaintiffs, but rarely, if ever, permitting employers to obtain such fees when they prevail. Continue Reading Another Employer Victory in California: Attorney’s Fees for Meal and Rest Period Claims Not Recoverable in California