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Are tribunal fees to be abolished?
THE Scottish government will be able to exercise powers relating to tribunals as part of new devolved powers for Scotland as promised under the Smith Commission Agreement.
Hospital secretary jailed for stealing funds
AN NHS secretary has been jailed for 16 months at Dundee Sheriff Court for embezzling money from a hospital charity fund.
FROM April 6, the following changes took place:
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available, including a template contract of employment, template handbook including social media policy and fact sheets addressing such topics as disciplinary, short-term absence, changing contracts and redundancy.
Whistleblowing nurse receives £80k payout
A WHISTLEBLOWING nurse has been awarded £80,000 compensation after winning an unfair dismissal claim against her former employer.
New bill to help small businesses
IN June, the government published the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill with a number of new measures designed to helping small businesses thrive and compete
Case study: Is obesity a disability?
BACKGROUND: The complex world of holidays and sickness is an ever increasing minefield. However, a recent case Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy helped clarify one aspect of how holiday pay is affected by sick leave.
Ask the expert: Early conciliation
Q. I AM the practice manager at a medium-sized practice in the south side of Glasgow. Many of my reception team have tickets for various events at this summer’s Commonwealth Games and I have received a number of requests for time off during the end of July. However, I cannot accommodate everyone, so how should I deal with this in a fair manner?
HR Alert: Shared Parental Leave
SHARED parental leave is being introduced to allow parents more flexibility over how they arrange childcare during the first year of their child’s life.
FROM October 1, the following changes apply in the rate of the National Minimum Wage: