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Holidays for 2018 – Extra entitlement for Easter?

Holidays for 2018 – Extra entitlement for Easter?

Published on 18th January 2018

The next holiday on the horizon for many of us is Easter and some of you may have realised that Easter 2018 will span two holiday years for some employers.

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Secret Santa – Ho Ho Ho or No No No?

Secret Santa – Ho Ho Ho or No No No?

Published on 1st December 2017

The festive period is now here with a vengeance and the usual round of workplace traditions are probably well underway. Ask most people which one they dread the most and Secret Santa will come somewhere near the top of the list.

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Driving Under the Influence?

Driving Under the Influence?

Published on 27th November 2017

Inevitably as our thoughts turn to the festive season most companies will to some degree look to reinforce the Drink/Drive message to their staff. Interestingly few of us have taken much notice of the changes which came into effect in March 2015 with a new drug driving law in England and Wales.

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Holiday Pay: Calculating Entitlement and Pay

Holiday Pay: Calculating Entitlement and Pay

Published on 3rd April 2017

An increasing number of employees, particularly those without standard working hours, are challenging their employers in tribunals over whether they are getting a fair deal on holiday pay. One of the main discussion points has involved how commission-based employees’ holiday pay should be calculated. Employees on other forms of variable pay, or who receive shift premiums, overtime pay, or discretionary bonuses, could also have claims against their employer if these aspects of their pay are not accounted for in their holiday pay.

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Understanding the role of and enhancing the impact of the supervisor

Understanding the role of and enhancing the impact of the supervisor

Published on 7th November 2016

Vanessa Scrimshaw has been asked to deliver a HR best practise Forum for the Calderdale & Kirklees Manufacturing alliance on the 17th November, with the topic “Understanding the role of and enhancing the impact of the supervisor”.

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

Published on 13th September 2016

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is not something that will affect many of our clients at this moment in time, although as our clients grow and develop it is likely to become something they need to know about and take action on in coming years.

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The Impact of the Fit Note

The Impact of the Fit Note

Published on 3rd May 2016

The fit note in practise Despite changes coming into effect 6 years ago, many employers still struggle to understand the implication of the changes and what they can or can’t do when an employee sends in a ‘fit note’. The fit note is the informal name for the 'statement of fitness to work', which replaced what was commonly known as the 'sick note' (medical statement) on 6 April 2010.

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Possibly the most important change in health and safety enforcement since 1974

Possibly the most important change in health and safety enforcement since 1974

Published on 15th March 2016

The new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences adopt a range of well-intentioned and apparently rational changes.However, the outcome over the next few years may well be very much more dramatic than intended, with much greater fines across the board and more individuals being imprisoned for offences that would not previously have been regarded as sufficiently serious to merit a custodial sentence.

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Important Pay Information for 2016

Important Pay Information for 2016

Published on 12th January 2016

Changes to the National Minimum Wage rates are normally introduced in October each year. This year a compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced and will see the largest single increase for one group (50 pence per hour) since NMW was introduced in the UK.

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The 2014 Holiday Pay Ruling

The 2014 Holiday Pay Ruling

Published on 17th November 2014

On 4 November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down its decision and gave employers some further clarity in relation to the way employers should calculate their employee holiday pay in the future. Read on to find out what this means for businesses.

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