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Parental Bereavement Leave Bill introduced

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Government has today published the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill which proposes that employed parents will have the right to up to two weeks' paid leave if they lose a child under 18.  The Bill will give a right to... Read More

Pimlico Plumbers v Smith Implications for employment status

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A recent decision in the Court of Appeal has thrown up another judgement relating to the status of workers in what is sometimes known as the ‘gig’ economy. Background: Mr Smith had signed a ‘self-employed operative’ agreement with... Read More

Updated compensation limits for redundancy and unfair dismissal

Thursday, March 2, 2017

With effect from 6th April 2017 the maximum amount of a week's pay that shoud be taken into account for calculating statutory redundancy pay will be £489 per week. At the same time the maximum amount of compensation for unfair dismissal will increase... Read More

National Minimum Wage

Thursday, March 2, 2017

With effect from 1st April 2017 the rates for the National Minimum Wage will be: £7.05 per hour for employees aged 21 - 24; £5.60 per hour for 18-20 year olds; and £4.05 per hour for 16-17 year olds; and apprentices aged below 19... Read More

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