Human Resources Blog

What is the Minimum Wage for 2012

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission and announced the following national minimum wage rates, which will take effect from 1 October 2012: The standard adult rate (workers aged 21 and over) will rise to £6.19 per hour (up 1.8% from £6.08). The development […]

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Jubilee Weekend has finished – make way for the Olympics!

So we’ve had a little bit of a taste as to how we as a country reacted to the Diamond Jubilee.  My own experience was that it began fairly quietly, but actually when the weekend actually arrived, there was a lot of hype and people got quite […]

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How to conduct Disciplinary Hearings

One of the things that I am asked for is help on conducting disciplinary hearings.  These can be difficult meetings to hold and can also be quite emotional – for both the chair of the meeting and the person being disciplined. Clearly there are things that must […]

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Limits for holiday carry over due to sickness

European Court limits carry forward rights for holiday accured during sickness absence The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given a ruling in a recent case that the right for workers to carry over any holiday that is untaken due to absence only applies […]

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Arrest of CQC Inspector on Bribery Charge

My clients will know that when I talk to them about updating their staff handbooks, I am always talking about the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force in July 2011.  I keep going on about the seriousness of this and how as a company, your only […]

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