Whenever a new member of staff joins your company, there’s a huge amount of HR work to do – before they even start working for you. But once they are in the office, you need to prioritise payroll and ensure…

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A growing number of Brits are expected to continue working beyond their retirement age, a new survey has found. Personnel Today reported on a survey carried out recently on behalf of AIG Life. It found that 31 per cent of…

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Now’s the time to start making use of auto-enrolment software to automate the process and take the pressure off if you haven’t done this already. Why? Because The Pensions Regulator has just announced that short-notice inspections are now being carried…

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Hotel workers only employed for six weeks The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that three hotel workers who were dismissed shortly after they began work should have received “section one” statement of terms, or contracts of employment, setting out their…

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Disability benefits clauses require skillful drafting The recent case of Awan v ICTS UK Limited carries a warning to employers who offer generous employee benefits such as long-term sick pay and disability benefits because they could be a doubled edged…

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Employee entitled to trial period in job Failure to comply with a contractual obligation to offer a trial period in a redundancy situation is likely to be unfair as held in this case. The Employment Appeal Tribunal did not need…

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The Autumn budget included the following matters of interest to employers: National Minimum Wage From April 2019 the NMW will be increased to the following rates: • Apprentices: £3.90 an hour • 16-17 year olds: £4.35 an hour • 18-20…

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The government has announced that it intends to introduce legislation to ensure that tips left for workers will go to them in full. The new legislation will be introduced “at the earliest opportunity” and will set out that tips must…

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CIPD and Mind have published mental health guidance for employers. The guidance is aimed at helping managers improve their response to issues of poor mental health in employees. It aims to help managers identify warning signs early on as currently…

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