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Criminal Records Checks for Employees

Changes to disclosure of Criminal Records From Monday 10th March 2014 the length of time that a previous offender must declare their previous convictions to a new employer has been reduced. The basic position is that those who are convicted of a criminal offence and who have not re-offended should not have to disclose their […]

Outplacement Support for Employees

  OUTPLACEMENT In this article, which has kindly been written by Stella Marshall at Starry1HRconsulting, we explore the Top 10 Tips as to why Outplacement support is important for your business. Outplacement support is provided by employers. typically in redundancy situations, to their employees who are leaving employment, but it is not just something that […]

Employment Tribunal Fees

The outcome of Unison’s Judicial Review of Employment Tribunal Fees announced.  In July 2013 the government introduced fees in the Employment Tribunal for the first time. This means that anyone who wants to pursue a claim in the Employment Tribunal must pay a fee of either £160 or £250, depending on the type of claim, […]

New rates of Sick Pay, Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Pay 2014 announced

Statutory Rates of Pay 2014 The rates of pay which you must give to employees who are absent from work due to sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption will change from the 6th April 2014. These rates set out the legal minimum amount that you must pay qualifying employees per week whilst they are absent from work. […]

Deductions from wages for overpaid staff

I have overpaid my staff. Can I recover this money from their wages? The law provides protection for employees against unlawful deductions from their wages, and if you make an unlawful deduction you may find that the employee has a good basis for claim in the Employment Tribunal. The protection from unlawful deductions from wages […]

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