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  • Employment Law Changes in April 2017

    Employment Law - Employers

    Employers and HR advisers may be familiar with April bringing employment law updates and an annual increase to certain payments and compensation caps. April 2017 brings several of the usual...

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  • Maternity Rights

    Employment Law - Employers

    Every year approximately 400,000 working women give birth and within 9 months of birth over 50% of those women are back at work. In the early 1970’s only 9% of...

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  • Changing Contracts of Employment

    Employment Law - Employers

    In the current economic climate employers may decide that reducing employees’ pay or changing their roles may be a preferable course of action to making redundancies. People are often surprised to...

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  • Redundancy Pay

    Employment Law - Employers

    An applicant for a redundancy payment must have been continuously employed for a period of two years. Part time employment counts towards continuity in the same way as full time...

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  • Shared Parental Leave

    Employment Law - Employers

    Parents of babies due to be born or placed for adoption on or after 5th April 2015 now potentially have a right to Shared Parental Leave which aims to give...

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  • The National Minimum Wage

    Employment Law - Employers

    What is the National Minimum Wage? The National Minimum Wage is a minimum hourly rate of pay which a worker’s pay must not fall below. It became statute on 1st April...

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  • Unfair Dismissal

    Employment Law - Employers

    The laws surrounding the dismissal of employees often cause difficulties for employers and it is crucial that employers know when they can dismiss an employee and what procedures should be...

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  • Paternity Leave

    Employment Law - Employers

    The right to Paternity Leave is in addition to any rights for Shared Parental Leave (see our separate Legal Overview). Paternity Leave is intended to enable time off to help...

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  • Apprenticeship Levy

    Employment Law - Employers

    In April 2017 the Government is introducing its new apprenticeship scheme, which continues its commitment to encourage employers to invest in apprenticeships.Apprenticeship levy From 5th April 2017, large employers who spend...

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  • Working Part-Time and Flexible Working

    Employment Law - Employers

    The Part Time Workers Regulations provide that part-time workers are entitled to equal treatment with their full time colleagues.An employer risks inviting a claim if a part-time employee receives less...

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  • Working Hours

    Employment Law - Employers

    Employee’s normal working hours should be contained in their contracts and should specify what the working hours are and also detail any working patterns. According to the Working Time Regulations most...

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  • Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

    Employment Law - Employers

    In 1971 only 9% of women returned to their jobs within nine months of childbirth. Now the majority of working women do so and this reflects one of the biggest...

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  • Employers Liability and Social Events

    Employment Law - Employers

    Most employers will at some stage throughout the year hold social events, for example a Christmas party. Whilst these are times for people to "let their hair down” there are...

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  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

    Employment Law - Employers

    Employers and employees should ensure they have acted fairly in accordance with the ACAS Revised Code of Practice before bringing formal action against one another or risk the Employment Tribunal...

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  • Discrimination

    Employment Law - Employers

    Discrimination law is differentDiscrimination claims can be based upon sex, marital or civil partnership status, racial grounds, disability, gender re-assignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave or...

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  • Constructive Dismissal

    Employment Law - Employers

    What is Constructive Dismissal?Constructive Dismissal occurs when an employee terminates their employment, as a result of their employer's conduct towards them. Although the employee has resigned the effects are the...

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  • Employee - Maternity Rights

    Employment Law - Employees

    Every year approximately 400,000 working women give birth and within 9 months of birth over 50% of those women are back at work. In the early 1970’s only 9% of...

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  • Employee - Paternity Leave

    Employment Law - Employees

    The right to Paternity Leave is in addition to any rights for Parental Leave – see our separate Legal Overview. Paternity Leave is intended to facilitate time to help care...

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  • Employee - Redundancy Pay

    Employment Law - Employees

    An applicant for a redundancy payment must have been continuously employed for a period of two years. Part time employment counts towards continuity in the same way as full time...

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  • Employee - Redundancy Procedures

    Employment Law - Employees

    After many years of economic growth and job security redundancy is now a word making headlines again. Redundancies can give rise to claims for unfair dismissal and in order to...

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  • Employee - Shared Parental Leave

    Employment Law - Employees

    Parents of babies due to be born or placed for adoption on or after 5th April 2015 now potentially have, if they are eligible, a right to Shared Parental Leave...

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  • Employee - Unfair Dismissal

    Employment Law - Employees

    The laws surrounding the dismissal of employees often cause difficulties for employers and it is crucial that employers know when they can dismiss an employee and what procedures should be...

    Read more
  • Employee - Changing Contracts of Employment

    Employment Law - Employees

    In the current economic climate employers may decide that reducing employees’ pay or changing their roles may be a preferable course of action to making redundancies. People are often surprised to...

    Read more
  • Employee - Parental Leave

    Employment Law - Employees

    The right to Parental Leave is in addition to any rights for Paternity Leave (see our separate Legal Overview on paternity Leave) or Shared parental Leave.Parents of a child under...

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  • Employee - Constructive Dismissal

    Employment Law - Employees

    What is Constructive Dismissal?Constructive Dismissal occurs when an employee terminates their employment, as a result of their employer’s conduct towards them. Although the employee has resigned the effects are the...

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