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Employment changes in 2015

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2014 brought in a number of changes to employment law (including holiday pay claims, flexible working for all etc) and 2015 looks set to be no different.  We have set out the main changes below so that you know what to expect. Fit for work service: Since 2014 employers have been unable to reclaim statutory […]

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Holiday Pay

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The long-awaited holiday pay decision has now been delivered and has been widely publicised. With many employers worried about the implications we set out the facts below: What was the case about? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) heard three conjoined cases (Bear Scotland v Fulton & Others; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods & Others and; […]

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Pensions – an overview

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We understand that pensions are not the most interesting topic but as every employer will need to provide a pension scheme by February 2018 it is wise to have a basic understanding of them. While we can’t make pensions more interesting we will try to make them less complicated for you. The Old Scheme Traditionally […]

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October: Changes to emploment law

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A number of changes to employment law take place on 1 October 2014 including: Legislation Ante-natal appointments: From 1 October fathers/partners have the right to accompany their partner to up to 2 ante-natal appointments lasting up to a maximum of 6.5 hours each. The leave will be unpaid and there is no minimum period of […]

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Shared Parental Leave

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On 1 December 2014 legislation comes into force which allows employees who are expecting or adopting a child on or after 5 April 2015 to request shared parental leave.  The legislation is complex so we have set out the key points below so that employers can prepare for one the biggest changes in employment law […]

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Religious and philosophical belief

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Cases about religious and philosophical beliefs have been in the headlines recently. The aim of this brief guide is to give you more of an understanding of this complex area of law. Philosophical belief Under the Equality Act 2010 religious and certain philosophical beliefs are protected. To be classified as a philosophical belief worthy of […]

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Flexible working requests change on 30 June – are you ready?

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On 30 June the rules relating to flexible working will change for all employers. To help your business understand the new rules we have set out a guide to the new legislation below: Flexible Working A flexible working request is a request from an employee to change their hours, the times they work or the […]

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An employer’s guide to the Data Protection Act

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The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is one of the most requested Acts of Parliament on www.legislation.gov.uk and it is also one of the most complicated. With that in mind we have set out the basics of the DPA as it applies to employers. The DPA governs the processing of personal data i.e. data that […]

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Auto-enrolment: The Basics

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We have all seen the ‘I’m in’ adverts about auto-enrolment pensions on TV but many smaller companies are still unaware of what that means for their company. The key information is set out below: What is auto-enrolment? It is the process of enrolling all eligible jobholders into a tax-registered qualifying pension scheme. If you’re an […]

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Early Conciliation

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On 6 April a new voluntary early conciliation process came into force whereby all claimants can submit brief details of their employment claim to ACAS for conciliation before they issue a claim. For any claims lodged on or after 6 May the process will be compulsory (save for a few exceptions) as only those claimants […]

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