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Employment law changes 2016

Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2016 is certainly no different. Top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed. 1. National minimum wage increased for some age bands The national minimum wage for workers aged under 25 but at least…
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Shared Parental Leave

The government is pushing to improve the rights of fathers, but how many men will actually make use of them? Nowadays, new mums can take a maximum year off after their child’s birth, while fathers are entitled to just one or two weeks statutory paternity leave. Fathers go back to work feeling guilty that they…
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Government report calls for employment opportunities for over 50s

The government has released a report this week championing the necessity for greater support in getting over 50s into the workplace. The report, compiled by Dr Ros Altmann CBE over the last eight months, outlines why action is needed, addressing issues of demographic change and increasing life expectancy, as well as recommending methods that should…
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Building A Foundation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work

Building A Foundation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work It was once assumed with the introduction of various equality legislation in the UK, the labour market would become a more equitable and representative place on its own, and that over time diversity would just ‘happen’. We now know that for change to take place,…
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