Employers ‘risk millions’ in damages over consultation failings

Lawyers warn troubled businesses to engage staff following £6.25 million payout to former steelworkers Employers must consult with their staff over potential redundancies, even when the end result is inevitable, employment lawyers have urged – or risk a multimillion-pound bill if their actions are found wanting. The warning comes after former SSI steelworkers were awarded… Continue reading

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What would a new state retirement age mean for employers?

Average age of leaving the workforce may reach 70-plus, experts predict, with implications for skills, training and pension costs The burden on employers to help their staff adequately fund their retirement is going to become ever greater, with the state pension likely to increase to 70 and beyond in future years, experts have warned. With… Continue reading

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Employers may be ‘massively more liable’ for staff misdemeanours

Employers could be deemed legally responsible for a far greater range of staff behaviour, according to legal experts, after the Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket firm was accountable for one of its employees attacking a member of the public. A panel of five judges found that Morrisons was liable for the actions of Amjid… Continue reading

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National living wage – Are you prepared?

On April 1st 2016 the new National Living Wage will come into play. Employees aged 25 and over (not in the first year of an apprenticeship) will be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour, a fifty pence increase on the current living wage of £6.70. As an employer, you will have a responsibility… Continue reading

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Recruiting the right candidate – By Lauren Campbell

The importance of hiring the right candidate and finding the best fit for your company comes from having clear objectives on the needs of the business and finding a common ground for goals at the interview stage which is a vital asset in any recruitment project. Finding employees who are productive and proactive within the… Continue reading

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