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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Tupe can still apply where a commercial dispute has stopped the work

EAT looks at ‘service provision change’ rules in contract retendering case Under the Tupe provisions on ‘service provision changes’ (SPC), employees can transfer from an outgoing contractor to an incoming one where certain conditions are satisfied, depending on whether or not they are assigned to the functions involved. But what if, for some reason, those… Continue reading

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UK promotes transgender recruitment guidelines

All people deserve to be free from discrimination at work, says equalities minister As countries around the world make progress on LGBT rights, the UK has stepped up to the plate to promote its recruitment guidelines for transgender employees. The joint guide from membership organisation Inclusive Employers and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) aims to… Continue reading

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Cost of national living wage will put ‘significant pressure’ on struggling councils

LGA says financial benefits of council tax hikes will be mitigated by NLW Local authorities planning to raise council tax to pay for social care will see any financial benefits depleted by the introduction of the national living wage (NLW), the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Against a background of impending cuts, the government… Continue reading

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