And on the 12th Day of Christmas… - December 2012It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to Christmas and the annual festive party. For many, the considerations will be focused on what to wear and who to take, but for some employers it can be a legal minefield!
Minimising the Risk of Unfair Dismissal Claims - November 2012Despite the recent media hype surrounding the Government’s cutting of red tape and the claims of it being easier to sack employees, it is surprising that so many businesses still get it wrong when it comes to dismissing unsuitable employees.
Payroll Change Letter On Its Way! - October 2012This month, October 2012, the HMRC are going to be writing to every employer to outline key changes to PAYE, in what is being described as the “most radical change to PAYE in over 60 years”.
More Change at Employment Tribunals! - September 2012In response to criticism, largely from small businesses, that the employment tribunal system is costly, time-consuming and not ‘fit for purpose’, the Government has announced a wide-ranging review. A number of changes are being considered and it is hoped that these will go some way to reduce red-tape and streamline the system.
Maternity: Back to Work Again? - August 2012It is probably inevitable that at some point, you will have an employee going on maternity leave. Employers who have been there will know that some of the legal provisions are complex, including what they are paid and their rights on return.
Absence: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? – July 2012With the Olympics, Wimbledon, school holidays and hopefully good weather just around the corner, the temptation of staff to ‘take a sickie’ will test even the most understanding of employers. Addressing a suspicion that an employee is not genuinely sick is difficult for employers. How do you prove it? Well, the answer is: you don’t have to!
Is Your Team of Olympic Quality? - June 2012In just over a month, the London Olympics will begin and the world’s greatest sporting talent will be on display. The team selection process has been tough but is guaranteed to deliver a world class result. The issue we raise this month is about the quality of selection in your organisation’s ‘Olympic team’ and whether investing in a robust selection process will deliver a world class result for your business.
Ready for Pensions Auto-Enrolment? - May 2012We have a problem: Many people are not saving enough to have the income they are likely to want or need in their retirement. The Government is therefore introducing pension auto-enrolment legislation, which comes into force for larger organisations by the end of this year, and for others on a series of dates over the next few years.
Will This Reduce Claims? - April 2012Following the Government’s election promise to reduce red tape for employers and decrease the burden on the tax payer for funding the employment tribunal system, which currently stands at around £82 million per annum, the first of many changes are due to come into effect from April 2012.
Olympics - Get Set Go! - March 2012The largest sporting event ever in the UK takes place from 27 July to 12 September. Although there is a three week gap between the Olympics and the Paralympics (which are about one third the size of the main Games), the effects will last throughout this period.
Rotate, Motivate & Celebrate - February 2012In August 2011, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development reported that 75% of workers had experienced a pay freeze during 2011 and forecasted that the same may be experienced this year.
All Change in 2012 January 2012The year 2012 is upon us and, whilst much talk has focused so far on the Olympics, the spotlight will also be on the employment law arena, which will see several key changes.
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