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HR Alert: New national living wage
MILLIONS of workers across the country will receive an increase in pay as the new national living wage comes into force from the beginning of April.
THE government has announced that the statutory rates for family friendly leave and statutory sick pay (SSP) will remain unchanged in 2016:
Top employment law issues
FROM social media to changing contracts, here are the most common employment law issues facing practices today.
New Acas guide to prevent disablilty discrimination at work
ACAS have published new guidance to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent disability discrimination in the workplace.
Case study: Lost in translation
THE UK is becoming increasingly more diverse with many different nationalities, languages and cultures present in the workplace. Employers may want to consider whether it is reasonable to ask employees to speak English or indeed refrain from speaking their native language at work.
Ask the expert: Can I monitor personal emails?
Q. THE recent Romanian case of Barbulescu v Romania has been causing a bit of a stir, with headlines in the press declaring that employers can now snoop on employee’s personal communications sent from company computers or smartphones. Is this the case?
Consultation on tribunal powers in Scotland
A CONSULTATION is underway into plans to devolve employment tribunal powers to the Scottish Government.
Compensation limits increase
From 6 April, the statutory limit for a week’s pay will be increased to £479 (currently £475) and the maximum compensatory award in unfair dismissal claims will raise to £78,962 (currently £78,335).
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.