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David McRae Posted 28th January 2015 at 11:52am by David McRae

Fit for Work service preparing for first referrals

A new service is being launched that allows employers and GPs to make free Occupational Health referrals for employees off work for four weeks or more. The service will be voluntary and so employees must give their consent to be referred by either their GP or their employer. There will be one Fit for Work Service covering England and Wales and the Scottish Government will also launch its own Fit for Work service.

 

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Fit for Work service preparing for first referrals
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th January 2015 at 09:08am by Emma Grossmith

Caste discrimination 2015 new laws

Caste systems involve the division of people into a hierarchy of social groups (castes) where the assignment of rights and privileges is hereditary and determined by birth. They are most common in cultures emanating from the Indian sub-continent.

 

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Caste discrimination 2015 new laws
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th January 2015 at 09:03am by Emma Grossmith

Zero-hour contracts in 2015

Changes to zero-hour contracts are expected during 2015.

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Zero-hour contracts in 2015
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th January 2015 at 09:01am by Emma Grossmith

‘Fit for Work’ service

Back in the summer of 2014, the Government announced that a new health and workplace assessment and advisory service would be introduced for employers, employees and GPs in late 2014. 

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‘Fit for Work’ service
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th January 2015 at 08:42am by Emma Grossmith

5 April 2015 – Are you ready for employment law developments

A series of new employment law rules will be introduced at the beginning of April 2015. Please find below further details about these changes.

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5 April 2015 – Are you ready for employment law developments
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th January 2015 at 08:29am by Emma Grossmith

UK Employment Law - what can we expect in 2015?

In our last update (update 178), we took a look back at the key developments in employment law during 2014. This update looks to the future and considers some of the main changes and developments anticipated during 2015. [179]

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Posted 12th January 2015 at 17:19pm

Preventing illegal working

The government first published ‘An employer’s guide to right to work checks’ in May 2014.

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Preventing illegal working
Posted 12th January 2015 at 17:07pm

Holiday pay

One of the most eagerly anticipated developments in employment law in 2014 has been confirmation of how employers should calculate their employees’ holiday pay, namely whether payments such as commission, overtime and shift allowances should be taken into account.

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Holiday pay
Posted 12th January 2015 at 17:01pm

Antenatal appointments

New rights to take time off were introduced ​In October 2014

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Antenatal appointments
Posted 12th January 2015 at 16:48pm

Flexible working

The right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service or more in June 2014.

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Flexible working