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Pensions Auto-enrolment

Under the Pensions Act 2008, auto-enrolment for pensions will take effect on 1 October 2012. Employers will be required to automatically enrol jobholders into a pension scheme.  Employers will be able to use their existing scheme providing it meets certain quality requirements or they can enrol their […]

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Government consultation on employment tribunal reform

In January 2011 the Government launched a consultation on reforms to the employment tribunal system.  Many of the proposals in the consultation were aimed to encourage early resolution of disputes, without hearings and to speed up the tribunal system.  There is a lengthy document on the proposals, […]

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Scrapping of Unfair Dismissal Rights

In a draft report leaked today, Adrian Beecroft argued that it should be easier for companies to dismiss ‘coasting’ employees without running the risk of an Unfair Dismissal Claim at an Employment Tribunal.  Already the Government has announced plans for the current one year qualification for employment […]

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Agency Workers Regulations – How will it affect my company?

If you employ agency temporary workers, then you probably already know that the Agency Workers Regulations came into effect on the 1st October 2011. But do you fully understand what your responsibilities as an employer are? If you hire agency workers it is your responsibility to ensure […]

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What is the National Minimum Wage?

The National Minimum wage was increased on 1 October 2011.  Don’t get caught out!

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