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Redundancy consultation period will be halved

The Government have announced plans to reduce the current 90 day minimum period, before large-scale redundancies can take place to 45 days. This controversial announcement has prompted Unions to accuse the Government of making it easier to sack staff. At present, companies must consult with staff for a minimum of

Do staff holidays add up?

While we all look forward to our holidays, calculating holiday entitlement for staff can be difficult and confusing, especially if you have part-time workers. In April 2009 the holiday entitlement for a full-time employee increased to 28 days or 5.6 weeks paid leave per year. There is no statutory entitlement

Flexible Parental Leave from 2015

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced this week that a new flexible parental leave system will be implemented from 2015 Mothers will still be entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave, but having taken the first two weeks after the birth of their child, the rest can be shared

Secrets to surviving the office party

It’s crept up on us again, that time of the year of the work xmas party. Lots of us may be cutting back & not throwing wild & extravagant bashes for our employees, but almost every company will be having some sort of holiday get-together. We’ve put together a list

Vetting & Barring changes – 3 things employers will NEED to know

From 10 September 2012, a number of amendments to the vetting and barring scheme came into force. For those who don’t about Vetting & Barring, to sum up, it is a law which is designed to protect vulnerable individuals. If you are an employer it is essential you know about

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