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Employment law changes 2015

The eight employment law changes employers need to be aware of this year: 1. Introduction of shared parental leave From 1 December 2014 couples who have a baby due – or a child placed for adoption – on or after… Find out more

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Employers must include overtime in holiday pay

Following a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling around five million employees could be eligible for backdated holiday pay after it was found that employers should include overtime when calculating holiday pay. The tribunal ruled on three cases — Bear Scotland v… Find out more

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New employment law reforms introduced in October

Many employment law reforms have taken effect this year, from the change to flexible working to new rules for dealing with workplace disputes. More changes have now been introduced this October: 1. Fathers and partners can now take time off… Find out more

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Changes to flexible working from 30 June 2014

From 30 June 2014 the Flexible Working Regulations will be amended, so that all employees will be able to ask for flexible working once they have worked for an employer for a minimum of 26 weeks, removing the requirement that the employee… Find out more

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New rules for workplace disputes have come into force

As of Tuesday 6 May, new employment law legislation has been introduced to reduce the number of workplace disputes ending up at an employment tribunal. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has made it compulsory that employees who wish… Find out more

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Qantas sets redundancy deadline for 4,500 staff

by Daniel Jones Qantas has become the latest worldwide firm to roll out a redundancy scheme, having given 4,500 employees until the end of March to make up their minds over whether to take it or not. The Australian airline was… Find out more

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Flybe makes redundancies despite improving financials

Flybe has become the latest company to announce it is making a significant number of staff redundant in a bid to get a grip on costs. The Exeter-based airline has confirmed that it will cut around 500 jobs in an… Find out more

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National minimum wage increasing today

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is rising by 11p today. The following changes will take effect: The adult rate will increase by 11 pence to £6.19 an hour The rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour… Find out more

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Government proposes changes to whistleblowing laws

by Sarah Ashcroft Having a safe and secure whistleblowing policy is vital for employees of a business to expose wrongdoing, which is ultimately to the benefit of the company involved. However, contained in a small passage of the government’s enterprise and regulatory reform… Find out more

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Employee contracts need to be in order

by Daniel Jones Human resources departments need to make every effort to ensure all their documents are up-to-date, which will include full-time employment contracts and other files. The task is to make sure that the documents truly reflect a company’s current business and… Find out more