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Auto enrolment for first employee’s from 1 October 2017

All new employers who employ their first staff member on or after 1st October 2017 will need to start complying with auto enrolment duties straight away. They will not have a set staging date. Their ‘duty start date’ will instead be the day on which the first […]

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Hung parliament could ‘open a can of worms’ for HR

We’ve had our snap general election and we now have the result. So what does this mean from an HR perspective? The article below was published today in People Management magazine. Promise of ‘greatest expansion of workers’ rights in history’ now in question, says employment law expert […]

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May 2017 Employment Highlights

This month, read on for the importance of getting timing right in appeals when a case was not accepted at an EAT, even though it was just one hour late. Concerns about the ‘gig’ economy and holiday pay for those on zero hours contracts. Also, what happens […]

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Employment highlights: April 2017

Time for my monthly round up of what’s been happening in the Employment Arena during April 2017. The big news has to be the snap General Election, which has really pretty much put a hold on most things from an employment legislation point of view.  There are […]

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Statutory Employment Rates and limits

Taking effect from 6 April 2017 the following changes will take place for statutory payments: Date From: SMP, Paternity, SAP, MA & SHPP* SSP Redundancy 6th April 2016 £139.58 per week £88.45 per week £479.00 per week (maximum weekly payment) 6th April 2017 £140.98 per week £89.35 […]

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