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Wage growth slows while unemployment rate remains record low

Women taking part-time jobs accounts for the biggest proportion of new jobs in the last year, according to new figures. This has boosted the...

Five things we learnt in employment law this week (25 May...

The EAT has held that a tribunal was correct in upholding a dismissal for multiple separate issues, none of which alone constituted gross...

Subject Access Requests under the GDPR

Often employees wish to see a copy of the personal data that their employer holds about them. So, what does that mean when it...

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HR factsheet: family friendly working

From shared parental leave to working from home, Kirsty Ayre, a Partner at Irwin Mitchell, looks at five things employers need to know about...

GRIEVANCES

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Q: An employee didn’t sign an employment contract. He’s leaving to join a competitor. Can we rely on the restrictive covenants in his employment...

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April 2018 facts and figures

Tax on Termination Payments – Changes in the way in which termination payments are taxed came into force (from 6 April 2018). Tax and national insurance must be deducted on notice pay even if there’s no right to pay in lieu of notice.

Statutory Redundancy Pay – the weekly pay cap used in the calculation increases to £508 from £489 (from 6 April 2018). The maximum statutory redundancy is £15,240 (up from £14,670).

Unfair Dismissal – for dismissals on or after 6 April 2018, the maximum compensatory award for ordinary unfair dismissal increases to £83,682 (or 52 weeks pay if lower), up from £80.541.

The Living Wage rate – increased from £7.50 an hour to £7.83 an hour for employees aged 25 and over (from 1 April 2018).

SSP – up from £89.35 a week to £92.05 a week (from 6 April 2018).

Pension Auto enrolment – the minimum contributions for employers and employees increase to 2% and 3% respectively (from 6 April).

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Transgender employees: common mistakes employers make (and how to avoid them)

What are the common mistakes that employers make when working with transgender employees and how can these be avoided? Tom Pimenta, employment solicitor at...

HR CONUNDRUM

A male employee is aggrieved that he’s paid less for shared...

Q: We pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental leave pay. A male employee has taken shared parental leave and raised a...

Pregnancy: the right to relaxation?

Q: A pregnant employee wants to take time off for relaxation sessions. Do we have to agree and should it be paid? A: Alacoque Marvin, employment...

Breastfeeding at work: what employers need to know

Q: An employee has asked about breastfeeding at work. What are our legal obligations? Katie Mahoney, Associate, at Doyle Clayton replies... A: “Breastfeeding at work” can...

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