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National Living Wage – Don’t get caught short!

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
  • Hit : 1901
Published
04 Apr
2016

1st April 2016 saw the immediate introduction of the National Living Wage.

 

All workers aged 25 or over who are not in the first year of an apprenticeship, are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. The Government is committed to increasing the amount every year.

 

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that they are paying their staff correctly.  It would be advisable for payroll departments to review current wages and confirm that all wages equate to the correct hourly rate for their age:

 

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Everyone loves a bank holiday! Don’t they?

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
  • Hit : 1608
Published
04 Mar
2016

We all know that Bank Holidays are most welcome. That extended weekend is a joyful time for most. 

The various days throughout the year, make up our +8 annual leave entitlement. However, those +8 days only calculate correctly for a leave year of January to December with Easter bank holiday days falling in April.

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To snoop or not to snoop?

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
  • Hit : 1495
Published
05 Feb
2016

There appears to have been much fluttering of feathers since the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that an employer was not at fault for monitoring an employee’s messenger account and dismissing them after discovering personal messages had also been sent, despite it being for professional use only.

The employment law decisions ruled by the ECHR have implications for HR policy for all European Union member states.

Case facts - Barbalescu v Romania

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