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National Minimum Wage increases in October 2013

The Government has announced that the national minimum wage is to rise by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p to £5.03 for 18-to-20-year-olds from October this year. These latest minimum wage rates were announced by the … Continue reading

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Pay Increases from April…

This month sees the following changes in statutory pay: From 6th April 2013 the standard rate of statutory sick pay increases from £85.85 to £86.70 per week From 7th April 2013 the standard rates of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption … Continue reading

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An Employers Guide to Adverse Weather

With the disruption that’s been caused with the recent snowfall and adverse weather conditions, and reports indicating more to come, this guide highlights the issues you may face and practical advice on dealing with them: What if my employee cannot … Continue reading

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Increase in tribunal payout from Feb 2013

From 1st February 2013 the maximum award for unfair dismissal claims will increase from £72,300 to £74,200. Other related payments will also be affected including Redundancy payments. The Government has announced increases to the limits for Employment Tribunal awards and … Continue reading

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Redundancy consultation period will be halved

The Government have announced plans to reduce the current 90 day minimum period, before large-scale redundancies can take place to 45 days. This controversial announcement has prompted Unions to accuse the Government of making it easier to sack staff. At … Continue reading

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