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Don't forget

FROM October 1, the following changes in the rate of the National Minimum Wage take place:

  • 25 September 2013
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Progress in plans to extend shared parental leave

THE Children and Families Bill has moved a step closer to reality after MPs passed the legislation at second reading last month.

  • 21 March 2013
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HR Alert: Government challenge change on criminal records checks

SOME prospective employees in England and Wales may not have to disclose their criminal records following a landmark court ruling.

  • 21 March 2013
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Ask the expert: Flexible working applications

I EMPLOY an administrative assistant in a busy city centre medical practice and she is due to return from maternity leave shortly. She has called the practice to ask whether it would be possible to return to work on a part-time basis. She was previously full-time but has requested to work three days a week.

  • 21 March 2013
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Unpaid parental leave increases while fit-note guidance is revised

RULES extending the right to unpaid parental leave came into force this month.

  • 21 March 2013
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Case study: Job interview is not an audition

BACKGROUND: Czikai v FreemantleMedia Ltd was an interesting case involving a failed appearance on a popular talent show and how an audition doesn’t give you the same employment rights as a job interview.

  • 21 March 2013
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Don't forget

FROM April 1, the following changes take place:

  • 21 March 2013
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Launch of pension enrolment scheme

The new pension enrolment scheme for employers with 250 or more members begins on October 1.

  • 25 September 2012
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New tribunal fees confirmed

The government have advised they are trying to reduce the number of claims brought before employment tribunals by introducing fees for those using the service. These fees are due to be implemented in summer 2013.

  • 25 September 2012
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No fault dismissal axed

PLANS to allow companies with less than 10 employees to dismiss workers without giving a reason have been dropped by the government.

  • 25 September 2012
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