HR Alert: New national living wage
MILLIONS of workers across the country will receive an increase in pay as the new national living wage comes into force from the beginning of April.
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).
Developing a practice policy on e-cigarettes
Practices are urged to ensure their policy on e-cigarettes is more than just smoke and mirrors.
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.