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FROM October 1, the following changes in the rate of the National Minimum Wage take place:
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.
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.
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.
Unpaid parental leave increases while fit-note guidance is revised
RULES extending the right to unpaid parental leave came into force this month.
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.
FROM April 1, the following changes take place:
Launch of pension enrolment scheme
The new pension enrolment scheme for employers with 250 or more members begins on October 1.
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.
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.