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  1. February 2015 Shared Parental Leave

    Friday, March 13th, 2015

    Shared Parental Leave Employers take note!   With just 8 weeks to go until mums and dads with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 can start sharing up to 50 weeks of parental leave and will want to talk to their employers about taking advantage of the new regulations. The Shared Parental Leave system […]

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  2. December 2014 Holiday Pay-Cap on back dated claims

    Friday, March 13th, 2015

    Employment bulletin – December 2014   HOLIDAY PAY – CAP ON BACK DATED CLAIMS   On 18th December 2014 the Government introduced The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014. These new regulations  limit all unlawful deductions claims to 2 years before the date the tribunal complaint form ET1 is lodged. Deductions from wages made outside […]

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  3. November 2014 Bulletin no 2

    Friday, March 13th, 2015

    November 2014 Bulletin no. 2   Overtime and holiday pay – what can you do now?  Wait for a tribunal claim? No, you have alternatives to sitting and waiting for a tribunal claim for arrears of holiday pay. Consider the following steps: Assess the Company’s  risk – what and how much overtime is worked – […]

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  4. Employment Bulletin Overtime& Holiday Pay

    Friday, March 13th, 2015

    Employment bulletin   Overtime and holiday pay   Until the recent cases of British Airways –v- Williams  and Lock –v- British Gas it was the case that overtime was not included in the calculation of pay for holiday pay unless there was a contractual requirement on the employer to provide overtime and a  contractual requirement […]

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  5. September 2014 Employment Bulletin No3

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014

    September 2014 Employment Bulletin no. 3   National Minimum Wage The national minimum wage increases from £6.31 to £6.50 with effect from 1 October 2014. The youth rate increases from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour.   Better protection for Reservists against unfair dismissal With effect from 1 October 2014, where an employee is dismissed exclusively […]

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  6. R & D Tax Credits

    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    ALMA Consulting offer BPA members preferential rates for R&D Tax Credit claims. They offer a comprehensive service. Download the following information for full details. Alma CG – Introduction Alma CG – Sales Presentation – SME Dairi Pak Case Study Robinson Case Study Swanline Print Case Study

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  7. September 2014 Bulletin No 2 Dress Code

    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    September  2014 Bulletin no. 2   Dress Code ACAS has produced a new guide available on dress codes and appearance at work with particular reference to tattoos, body piercing and religious dress.  The full document can be found on  www.acas.org.uk/dresscode   The key points are: employers      must avoid unlawful discrimination in any dress code […]

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  8. September 2014 Ante Natal Appointments

    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    Ante natal appointments – new rule from 1st October 2014   From 1 October 2014 an expectant father or the partner (including same sex) of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the mother-to-be up to 2 of her ante-natal appointments.  This is a crucial part of the […]

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  9. Website Goes Live

    Thursday, June 5th, 2014

    Website Goes Live

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