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Contacting an employee while on sick could lead to breach of contract

Wednesday, 4 May 2016
 

In the recent case of Private Medical Intermediaries (PMI) Ltd and others v Hodkinson the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that contacting an employee who was off sick with non-urgent issues had contributed to her decision to resign and therefore upheld her claim for constructive unfair dismissal.


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How to Successfully Manage Probationary Periods

Wednesday, 4 May 2016
 

Caution must be taken when making a decision to terminate a probationer, as they can make a claim for discrimination which carries an uncapped award if the claim is successful at tribunal. Read our article on what to ensure you have in place.


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False claim of sickness found to be gross misconduct

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
 

The trust between an employee and employer and the misuse of this trust has recently been the subject of an appeal brought to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. They have ruled that an employee falsely claiming to be unfit for work can reasonably be classed as gross misconduct.


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Without Prejudice Conversations and how to reach a Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, 6 April 2016
 

Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts which can be used to end the employment relationship on agreed terms. They waive an individual’s right to make a claim to a court or employment tribunal on the matters that are specifically covered in the agreement.


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Salary Sacrifice benefits do not need to be paid during maternity leave

Wednesday, 6 April 2016
 

Many employers offer various benefits to their employees as part of a salary sacrifice scheme. Salary sacrifice (as the name suggests) involves the employee giving up part of their salary in exchange for a benefit.


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National Minimum Wage to increase from 01 October 2016

Wednesday, 6 April 2016
 

The Low Pay Commission has welcomed the Government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the minimum wage affecting workers under 25 and apprentices to apply from 1 October 2016


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The Budget for Businesses

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
 

Here’s a quick summary of the key points in the budget that could affect your business.


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Is your business aware of the latest changes to employment law for 2016?

Friday, 11 March 2016
 

Many of the updates this year are to confirm that current limits and regulations will remain as they are. For example, the amount paid for statutory sick pay is the same as last year. However, it is important to know about any changes and the minimum requirements, even if you already pay over and above the statutory minimum rates. Our summary below highlights the key points.


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Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay rates frozen

Tuesday, 1 March 2016
 

The present weekly amount of statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay, statutory shared parental pay and statutory adoption pay is £139.58 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate.


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Managing discipline – Taking action about performance issues

Tuesday, 1 March 2016
 

When staff are appointed its best practice to include a probationary period to ensure you’ve appointed the right employee with the right skills and experience to carry out the role effectively.


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