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.
FROM April 6, the following changes took place:
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.
Practices should update sickness policies to reflect new scheme
PRACTICES are reminded to update their sickness absence policies to reflect the new Fit for Work scheme currently being rolled out across the country.
Revised Acas code on disciplinary and grievance procedures
EMPLOYERS must agree to a worker's request to be accompanied by any chosen companion from one of the statutory categories at disciplinary and grievance hearings as part of revised Acas guidance.
Unpaid parental leave age limit rises
PARENTS can now take unpaid leave to care for a child aged up to 18 years old.
HR Alert: A tweet too far...
PRACTICES should ensure their social media policy not only covers use at work, but also tweets or posts by employees made in their own time that may impact on the workplace.
Shared parental leave for working parents
THE right to shared parental leave came into force across the UK on April 5 – as highlighted in our last employment law update in September.
FROM October 1, the following changes apply in the rate of the National Minimum Wage:
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THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available