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Important Dates for your Diary

8 March     Maximum amount of unpaid Parental Leave permitted for each child increases from  13 to 18 weeks in line with the updated EU Parental Leave Directive. 6 April        Statutory Sick Pay rises from £85.85 to £86.70 6 April        The new Collective Redundancy Consultation rules apply. 7  April       Lower rate for Statutory Maternity, Paternity… Read More

Dispute Resolution

The Government has announced that the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will be capped at either the claimant’s annual salary or the maximum award (currently £74,200) in place at the time,whichever is lower. It has also issued a consultation paper, Early Conciliation, setting out how the process of making a tribunal claim… Read More

Parental Leave Proposals

The Government has published the Children and Families Bill 2013, containing proposals on shared parental leave, flexible working and adoption leave.  The right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees from 2014 and from 2015 parents will be able to share up to 52 weks’ leave. At… Read More

New-look TUPE

The Government has published proposals for changing TUPE 2006, following on from its consultation in November 2011.  The Government plans to remove the service provision changes from TUPE, accepting there needs to be a lead-in time for its removal.  Understandably, this would be a major change however the justification for… Read More

2013 Employment Law Update Alert

2013 will see a number of changes coming through in employment law.  The Government recently announced its plans for reforming TUPE and has confirmed its intentions for shared parental leave and flexible working. The Government has also set out mechanisms for early conciliation of Tribunal claims and a commitment to setting up… Read More

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

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

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