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New ‘Day-One’ Employment Rights from 6 April 2020

From 6 April 2020, new ‘day-one’ employment rights to be implemented.  Who for? All new employees and workers. Workers also have the right to receive a statement of written particulars from day-one of work. Additional information must be included in the employment statement too. Employees who are currently continuously employed… Read More

Changes for Temporary Recruitment Agency Workers

Changes for temporary recruitment agency workers.  With effect from 6 April 2020, temporary work agencies must provide agency work-seekers with a Key Information Document.  This change comes under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/725). The government has also announced plans in the Good Work Plan to… Read More

National Minimum Wage Increase April 2020

National Minimum Wage increase April 2020 is set to rise more than 6% this year!  This will undoubtedly put even more pressure on business owners.  The new rates which have been described by the Government as “the biggest cash increase ever.”  With effect from April 2020 the new rates will… Read More

Pay and Work Rights Helpline transfer to Acas

Advisory services provided by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline will transfer to Acas from 1 April 2015.  Acas will provide free and confidential advice on a range of issues, including: The national minimum wage. Working for an employment agency. Working hours, rest breaks and holidays. Acas advice can be… Read More

National Unemployment Statistics

National Statistics reports that the headline unemployment rate (ILO definition) ran at 6.6% during the period February to April 2014. The ILO unemployment level was 2.16 million, down 161,000 on the quarter, and down 347,000 on the same period a year ago. Table 1: Unemployment level and rate, 2013/14  … Read More

Contracts of employment

Employers are legally obliged to issue a statement of terms and conditions of employment within two months of the date of the employment commencing. This gives you, the employer the opportunity to set out clearly what you expect of your employees. A well drafted contract of employment will serve you… Read More