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  • Employment News for Busy Managers

    Zero Hour Contracts, Holiday Pay, Caste Discrimination and Gender Pay Reporting

    A one page summary of employment news for busy managers Brexit and Employment The scheme to protect EU citizens’ right to remain in the UK, once freedom of movement ends following Brexit, is now fully open for applications after its initial pilot period. EU citizens who have already been in the UK for five years may apply for settled status, while those who have been here for under five years can apply for pre-settled status. Kay’s comment:…

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  • 2019 HR News: Brexit, Statutory Rate Changes, Itemised Pay, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Abuse

    Coronavirus support, Plan for Jobs and Anti-Racism

    Brexit and Employment There will continue to be uncertainty and speculation over the coming months regarding the employment challenges of Brexit. Please read my Brexit, Business and Employment Predictions Article for some early insights. National Living Wage, National Minimum Wage and Statutory Rate Increases (April 2019) The National Living Wage will increase to £8.21 p/hr; the NMW for 21-24 year olds will increase to £7.70; for 18 to 20 year…

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  • Small Business HR News: GDPR and Statutory Rates

    Small Business News: Brexit | IR35 | Maternity | Mental Health

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (25th May 2018) In preparation for GDPR, all businesses should have carried out an Information Audit and be working through a plan of action to ensure the personal data they process and store is kept secure at all times. Here are 8 practical steps you can take to ensure you are looking after the personal data of your employees and workers: Introduce GDPR to your staff and let them know how you are using…

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  • 2018 Employment Law Changes

    HR Newsletter for Small and Micro Businesses

    For busy managers of small businesses, there’s always lots to navigate, interpret and filter around employment law. This short digest will help you focus on some of the most relevant areas likely to affect your business over the first few months of 2018. National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage Increases (April 2018) The National Living Wage will increase to £7.83 per hour and the National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds will…

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  • Is Shropshire looking after its Young Workers?

    Young Workers in Shropshire

    Are organisations in Shropshire either turning a blind eye or simply unaware of their responsibilities, particularly with regard to casual hour contracts and young workers? New ways of working, different categories of worker and the ongoing negative press and confusion about zero hour contracts has created a complicated array of employment options. Although the government has promised to offer some clarity when its commissioned study of modern…

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  • Small Business Employment Law Update April 2017

    Zero Hour Contracts, Holiday Pay, Caste Discrimination and Gender Pay Reporting

    Statutory Rate Increases, National Living Wage, Apprenticeship Levy and Gender Pay Reporting Welcome to my latest Small Business Employment Law Update for an easy-to-read overview of the main employment law changes affecting the smaller business. In future issues I will keep you posted on HR implications of the EU exit negotiations (including possible changes to the working time directive, TUPE and immigration). NATIONAL LIVING WAGE AND NATIONAL…

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  • Statutory Rates, Salary Sacrifice, Apprenticeship Levy and Modern Slavery

    Rate changes, Shared Parental Leave, Statutory Adoption changes and Unpaid Parental Leave extension

    Welcome to my first employment news update of 2017. Over the coming months, please be reassured that I’ll be interpreting and translating employment law changes and finding out what is most relevant to you and your business! National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage Increases (April 2017) The National Living Wage will increase to £7.50 per hour. The National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds will increase to £7.05 per hour; for 18 to 20…

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  • HR Newsletter for Small and Micro Businesses

    HR Newsletter for Small and Micro Businesses

    Welcome to my latest HR Newsletter for Small and Micro Businesses. The post Brexit effect on employment law is yet to be felt. In the meantime, here’s the latest round-up of current UK legislative changes and their likely impact on small and micro businesses. Check out my FREE Downloads at the bottom of the Homepage. National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage (1st Oct 2016) For 21-24 year olds the rate increases from £6.70 to…

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  • Implications of Brexit for Small and Micro Employers

    Implications of Brexit for Small and Micro Employers

    Employment Help for the Very Busy – Summer Edition 2016 Implications of Brexit for Small and Micro Employers The implications of Brexit for small and micro employers will take a long time to emerge – years not months. It is important to emphasise that the UK’s move to initiate Article 50 and start its negotiation with the EU to draw up its Withdrawal Agreement will not take place before a new Prime Minister is in post and the…

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  • Latest Employment News

    Small Business News: Brexit | IR35 | Maternity | Mental Health

    Employment Help for the Very Busy – Spring Edition 2016 Welcome to another round-up of the latest employment news and legislative changes. If you find this information helpful, please feel free to pass on to others. National Living Wage (1st April 2016) The new mandatory ‘National living wage’ (NLW) applies to workers aged 25 and over and is initially set at £7.20 per hour. The Government has also announced that the National Minimum…

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