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Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 11:05am by Louise Walker

What can you do to prepare for Employment Law changes - April 2015?

On 5 April 2015 a number of changes were made to employment law, requiring employers to update their HR related policies in order to ensure continued compliance with legislation.

 

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What can you do to prepare for Employment Law changes - April 2015?
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 11:00am by Louise Walker

Adoption

From 5 April 2015, employees will no longer require to have 26 weeks’ service with their employer before being eligible for adoption leave.

 

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Adoption
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 10:50am by Louise Walker

Parental Leave

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Parental Leave
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 10:39am by Louise Walker

Shared Parental Leave and Pay (SPLP)

One of the most significant changes being introduced this year will be the new system of SPLP,  which will apply to births and adoptions (including adoptions from outside the UK) from 5 April 2015 onwards and replace the current additional paternity leave regime.

 

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Shared Parental Leave and Pay (SPLP)
Louise Walker Posted 21st April 2015 at 10:35am by Louise Walker

Employment Law News for April 2015

Updates to family-friendly employment law changes.

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Employment Law News for April 2015
Gillian Melville Posted 25th March 2015 at 16:29pm by Gillian Melville

Employment Law News for March 2015

Updates to Zero Hours Contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

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Employment Law News for March 2015
Gillian Melville Posted 25th March 2015 at 16:24pm by Gillian Melville

Increase to the National Minimum Wage (NWM)

It has been announced that the NMW will increase from 1st October 2015.

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Increase to the National Minimum Wage (NWM)
Gillian Melville Posted 25th March 2015 at 16:20pm by Gillian Melville

Zero Hours Contracts - Experts Comments

New anti-avoidance measures announced on Zero Hours Contracts.

 

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Zero Hours Contracts - Experts Comments
Gillian Melville Posted 25th March 2015 at 16:12pm by Gillian Melville

Zero Hours Contracts: New Anti-Avoidance Measures Announced

Earlier this year we told you of the government's plans to ban 'exclusivity clauses' which prevent zero-hours workers from working for other employers. The legislation that will implement this change is expected before Parliament is dissolved.

 

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Zero Hours Contracts: New Anti-Avoidance Measures Announced
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