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Collective Redundancy

The Government has confirmed that the consultation period for 100 or more redundancies will be reduced from 90 days to 45 days. The consultation period for 20-99 redundancies will remain unchanged at 30 days. The draft regulations covering the change come into force on 6 April 2013. The Government has… Read More

Employment Law Announcement January 2013

The Government made a number of announcements on its ongoing employment law reform programme on 17th January 2013. Three new consultation papers and two responses have been published. Key developments include: The unfair dismissal compensatory award will be capped at the lower of one year’s pay and the existing limit.… Read More

Christmas Parties 2012

With the party spirit and Christmas celebrations all around us, organisations often find themselves dealing with specific issues at this time of year – the ever jolly Christmas Party   As human resource specialists, we find organisations are being caught out by not having appropriate policies in place. 5 Christmas Party Tips… Read More


The employer duties will be applied differently to different categories of workers. Do you know how the Pension Reforms affect your organisation? The three categories of worker are: 1.  Eligible jobholders 2.  Non-eligible jobholders 3.  Entitled workers Who is an eligible jobholder? A worker aged between 22 and state pension… Read More

Health & Safety Law update

HSE now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012. Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE’s related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action. The… Read More

October 2012 Employment Law update

National minimum wage – New hourly pay rates from 1 October 2012: –   Increases from £6.08 for 21 years and older to £6.19 –   £4.98 for 18-20 years (no increase) –   £3.68 for 16-17 years (no increase) –   Increases from £2.60 for Apprentices to £2.65 Pensions auto-enrolment begins – The new… Read More

Employment Law update 2012

Employment Law update 2012 February: An increase on the Tribunal Awards came into effect on 1 February 2012. A weeks’ pay is increased to £430; previously £400 The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increased to £72,300; previously £68,400 Guarantee pay increased to £23.50 per day; previously £22.20. April: The… Read More

Minimum Wage from October 2012

Increases to the minimum wage rates, which take effect from 1 October 2012 has been announced by the Government:- £6.19 – the standard main rate for workers aged 21 and over £4.98 – the 18-20 rate (no increase from 2011) £3.68 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under… Read More

Legal compliance made easy for you

According to the Tribunals Service, the number of tribunal claims raised in the last year alone has increased by 56%. Are you ready for new legislation? Are you compliant to ensure you don’t become one of these statistics? Compliant – or think you are? The Equality Act which came into force… 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