‘The Good Work Plan’ Changes – What You NEED To Know.

The Good Work Plan In April every year, there are usually changes to statutory rates of maternity pay, sick pay and adoption pay. However, this April, there will be a number of changes which will have a significant impact on employers and employees.   Change to Contracts of Employment A major change will extend the… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update: Are you ready for ‘Good Work Plan Changes’?

Following the Government’s commissioning of the Independent Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices, the Good Work Plan was developed. This was devised to make changes to employment law and practice to ensure that workers are treated more fairly. As such, there have been a number of recommendations and some major developments   We have given… Continue reading

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Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits.

Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits. Among all of the expectations and desires of the modern workforce, a survey shows that mental health programs and benefits are the top of their wish list.   This does not come as shock. A study completed by ‘National Business Group on Health’ found that from 2,200 employees, 27%… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: When is a “belief” a belief?

When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary!   One of the most important parts of the legislation was to create ‘protected characteristics’, i.e. traits or characteristics which are protected from discrimination. These characteristics are:-   Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!

HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!   Since the abolition of Tribunal fees for bringing a claim against an employer or former employer, the Tribunal have seen steady increases in the number of claims being brought. To some extent this is no surprise.   Even if a Claimant ultimately loses their claim, it is very… Continue reading

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