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What Should a Contract of Employment include?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
 

Are you meeting the statutory minimum requirements, where contracts of employment for new starters are concerned? Of course employers have the option of whether to include additional clauses such as the process to be followed in relation to sickness absence, discipline and grievances and other organisational processes, but there are some main statutory clauses for a new starter contract that must be included. 


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Holiday pay commission case finally confirmed

Thursday, 13 October 2016
 

The Court of Appeal confirmed on 7th October the long-waited verdict in the case of Lock v British Gas. It concluded, as expected, that all employers will be required to pay commission as part of holiday pay where applicable. Read what this means to employers.


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Shared Parental Pay – First tribunal case of its kind

Thursday, 13 October 2016
 

The landmark case of Snell v Network Rail has made history awarding £30,000 to a father for sex discrimination in relation to shared parental leave. The case was based around parents who worked at the same organisation and therefore argued that they should have been subject to the same conditions. Read the details of the case.


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Make sure you’re applying the National Minimum Wage increase from 1 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

Quick summary of how to apply the National Minimum Wage, who it applies to and how much should be paid from 1st October 2016.


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Tattoos… For or Against?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

Whether personally you’re for or against Tattoos is somewhat immaterial from a business perspective. It’s important to question whether your organisation’s decisions are based on the needs of the business or management’s preference?  If so, are those preferences lawful?


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Apprenticeship levy will come into force in April 2017

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

The Government has confirmed that the Apprenticeship Levy will definitely come into force on 6th April 2017. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a wage bill of over £3 million a year, to make an investment towards apprenticeships.


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How to Avoid Workplace Maternity Discrimination Claims

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
 

The Citizens Advice Bureau reports that it has seen a 58%* increase in the number of maternity leave queries in the last two years. Organisational culture determines how new and expectant mothers are treated and the culture often comes from the top. What’s the culture in your organisation and is it a culture you’re proud of? Here are our top tips to support new and expectant mothers.


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Settlement agreements and tax

Friday, 16 September 2016
 

Settlement agreements (previously called compromise agreements prior to 29 July 2013) are in some circumstances taxable. The Government has announced that changes to the rules on taxation of termination payments will come into force from April 2018


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Health and Safety Recipe

Thursday, 15 September 2016
 

A quick and easy recipe, which if prepared methodically alongside a pouring of sensitivity can provide comfort for all!


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Are all your managers managing employee stress effectively?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
 

There are so many rules and regulations surrounding Health and Safety at work, how do you proactively ensure your business is compliant at managing employee mental health and wellbeing?


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