HR Alert: Fair and accurate references
PRACTICES should ensure that any references they give regarding ex-employees are as fair and accurate as possible.
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?
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.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
FROM October 1, the following changes to the national minimum wage took place:
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.
Case study: Gross misconduct can still result in an unfair dismissal
The case of Harvey v Vista Hotels involved an unfair dismissal claim.
Ask the expert: Overtime payments and holiday pay
Q. CAN you advise how my practice should deal with overtime payments in relation to calculating holiday pay? Employees at my practice regularly work overtime and I want to ensure that their holiday pay reflects the work they do. What factors should be considered when calculating this?
Case study: Dealing with long-term absence
BACKGROUND: A bus driver, Mr P, is diagnosed with depression after the sudden death of his daughter just two days after she gave birth. He is off work for seven months and, despite having 10 years of service, Mr P is sacked on 90 days’ notice.
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.