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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?

  • 30 March 2016
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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).

  • 30 March 2016
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Consultation on tribunal powers in Scotland

A CONSULTATION is underway into plans to devolve employment tribunal powers to the Scottish Government.

  • 30 March 2016
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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.

  • 30 March 2016
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Did you know?

THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.

  • 08 October 2015
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HR Alert: Fair and accurate references

PRACTICES should ensure that any references they give regarding ex-employees are as fair and accurate as possible.

  • 08 October 2015
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Don't forget

FROM October 1, the following changes to the national minimum wage took place:

  • 08 October 2015
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National living wage to be introduced

EMPLOYEES over 25 who are currently on the national minimum wage will get a pay rise in April with the government introducing a compulsory national living wage.

  • 08 October 2015
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Ask the expert: The right to work

Q. OUR practice is currently in the process of recruiting a new member to the team. Before beginning the interview process, how do we ensure that the successful candidate has the right to work in the UK?

  • 08 October 2015
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Acas reveal early conciliation figures

ALMOST two thirds of early conciliation cases dealt with by Acas did not proceed to a tribunal claim, according to figures based on the first year of the scheme.

  • 08 October 2015
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