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For those of you who like to know such things, these are the new rates for the main statutory payments and for the new capped amounts for compensation from 6th April 2015 onwards. The exception - one wonders why, but let's thank the Government anyway for this extra layer of complexity - is that the SMP, SAP and ShPP rates apply from 5th April 2015 (i.e. one day earlier). SMP/SAP/ShPP: up to £139.58 (from £138.18) per week. MA: up to £139.58 (from £138.18) per...

Whilst many of us were packing our bags for our summer holidays, the High Court was dealing with a particularly interesting and tricky issue - Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers. This case sets out the proposition that an employment contract still subsists even where the employee is refusing to work and is not receiving salary, and it reinforces the concept of ‘no work, no pay’. The case also clarifies that an injunction may be obtained requiring an employee to observe the...