Category Archives: HR Advice

Basics of Shared Parental Leave

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The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1st December, 2014 and will apply in respect of babies due on or after 5th April, 2015. (read more)
   

Top Ten Tips for Dealing with Long-term Sickness Absence

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Here are our top ten tips for dealing with an employee on long-term sickness absence. (read more)
   

Guidance on Driving at Work Published by HSE

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Recent research carried out by the Department of Transport has shown that more than 25% of all road traffic accidents involve people who are driving as part of their job at the time of the accident. (read more)
   

Do I Have To Pay Interns?

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So what and who is an “intern”? We’ve all heard this word on American TV programmes and movies which suggests this is an American term that we Brits have adopted to describe work experience and work placement individuals. (read more)
   

What Do The Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations Mean For Your Business?

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The Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations 2014 have been published and will be effective from 1st October, 2014. (read more)
   

Employment Law Changes from 1st October, 2014

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Just a reminder of the employment law changes that will take effect from 1st October this year. National Minimum Wage increases: £6.50 for workers 21 and over £5.13 for workers 18-20 years £3.79 for 16-17 year olds £2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the first year of apprenticeship (read more)
   

HR Advice on Appeals and Disciplinary Sanctions

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I was recently asked by a business owner whether they could upgrade the original disciplinary sanction at an appeal. (read more)