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7th Nov 2014
New Holiday Ruling 2014
On 4 November 2014, The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that companies should factor in overtime when calculating holiday pay, a controversial move that has been rebuffed by business leaders
4th Nov 2014
UK Living Wage Update 2014
The UK "living wage" - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85 per hour.  The London rate will increase to £9.
7th Oct 2014
Sponsoring local business in Perth, Perthshire 2014
Fairways are sponsoring the Perth and Kinross Council Business & Enterprise month for the third consecutive year.
28th Sep 2014
Unfair Dismissal Protection for Reservists
Unfair Dismissal Protection for Reservists With effect from 1 October 2014, where an employee is dismissed exclusively (or mainly) because he or she is a member of the Reserve Force, the normal
27th Sep 2014
Employment tribunals must order equal pay audits
Equal Pay Audits From 1 October 2014 Employment Tribunals will have the power to order any employer that loses an equal pay case to carry out an equal pay audit.
26th Sep 2014
New Ante-Natal Rights 1 October 2014
New Ante-Natal Rights just around the corner! As from 1 October 2014, fathers/partners may take unpaid time off to accompany a pregant woman on up to two ante-natal appointments.
25th Sep 2014
National Minimum Wage Increase October 2014
National Minimum Wage Increase October 2014 National Minimum Wage: Rates will increase on 1 October 2014 to:   Year 21 and over 18 to 20 Under
19th Jun 2014
What to do when an employee who goes off sick at the outset of a disciplinary investigation or during the disciplinary process
If your employee goes off sick at the outset of a disciplinary investigation or during the disciplinary process, you should complete as much of the process as you can in the employee's absence, for
19th Jun 2014
National Unemployment Statistics
National Statistics reports that the headline unemployment rate (ILO definition) ran at 6.6% during the period February to April 2014. The ILO unemployment level was 2.
18th Jun 2014
HR Support for you, when you need it!
Our professionally qualified staff have the skills and hands on approach to help you avoid costly mistakes in your business when recruiting or promoting staff.
18th Jun 2014
Need help producing a staff handbook?
Fairways can produce a staff (employee) handbook or manual for your business operation.
16th Jun 2014
New Rights for fathers to attend Ante Natal Appointments from 1 October 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 enables expectant fathers, and partners of pregnant women, to take time off work to attend two antenatal appointments with the expectant mother.
16th Jun 2014
National Minimum Wage Increases from 1 October 2014
  The Government will increase the national minimum wage with effect from 1 October 2014. The main adult rate of the national minimum wage rises from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour.
16th Jun 2014
Certificate of Professional Competence renewal date for lorry drivers with "acquired rights"
  As of 1 September 2014 Lorry drivers with "acquired rights", ie drivers who held a vocational driving licence when the driver Certificate of Professional Competence was introduced on 10
16th Jun 2014
Duty to inform and consult under TUPE amended for micro-businesses
The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/16) provide that a micro-business, which is an employer with fewer than 10
16th Jun 2014
The Right to Request Flexible Working Changes
The Children and Families Act 2014 extends the right to request flexible working to all employees from 30 June 2014.
30th Oct 2013
Dealing with Severe Weather Conditions
It’s coming to the time of year when arctic conditions play havoc with our roads, transport and importantly our employees attempts to attend work.
22nd Sep 2013
Minimum Wage to Increase to £6.31
From 1 October 2013, the following national minimum wage rates apply: The main (adult) rate of the national minimum wage rises from £6.19 to £6.31 per hour.
10th Jun 2013
Changes to the Immigration Rules - July 2013
New changes to Immigration rules have been released today by the Home Office which come into force on 1 July 2013.
17th Apr 2013
Minimum Wage to Increase to £6.31 News Release
The Government has announced that the National Minimum Wage will rise by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p to £5.03 for 18-to-20-year-olds from October 2013.
1st Apr 2013
April 2013 - Key Changes in Employment
A number of changes are taking place during April 2013.
17th Feb 2013
Dispute Resolution
The Government has announced that the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will be capped at either the claimant's annual salary or the maximum award (currently £74,200) in place at the
17th Feb 2013
Important Dates for your Diary
8 March     Maximum amount of unpaid Parental Leave permitted for each child increases from  13 to 18 weeks in line with the updated EU Parental Leave Directive.
16th Feb 2013
2013 Employment Law Update Alert
2013 will see a number of changes coming through in employment law.
16th Feb 2013
New-look TUPE
New look TUPEThe Government has published proposals for changing TUPE 2006, following on from its consultation in November 2011.
16th Feb 2013
Parental Leave Proposals
Parental Leave The Government has published the Children and Families Bill 2013, containing proposals on shared parental leave, flexible working and adoption leave.
16th Feb 2013
Collective Redundancy
Redundancy The Government has confirmed that the consultation period for 100 or more redundancies will be reduced from 90 days to 45 days.
19th Jan 2013
Employment Law Announcement January 2013
The Government made a number of announcements on its ongoing employment law reform programme on 17th January 2013. Three new consultation papers and two responses have been published.
6th Dec 2012
Christmas Parties 2012
With the party spirit and Christmas celebrations all around us, organisations oftenfind themselves dealing with specific issues at this time of year – the ever jolly Christmas
14th Nov 2012
EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
The employer duties will be applied differently to different categories of workers. Do you know how the Pension Reforms affect your organisation?The three categories of worker are: 1.
3rd Oct 2012
Health & Safety Law update
HSE now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012.
26th Sep 2012
October 2012 Employment Law update
From October: National minimum wage - New hourly pay rates from 1 October 2012: -   Increases from £6.08 for 21 years and older to £6.19-   £4.
27th Mar 2012
Employment Law update 2012
February: An increase on the Tribunal Awards came into effect on 1 February 2012.
9th May 2011
Minimum Wage from October 2012
Increases to the minimum wage rates, which take effect from 1 October 2012 has been announced by the Government:- £6.
14th Feb 2011
Legal compliance made easy for you
According to the Tribunals Service, the number of tribunal claims raised in the last year alone has increased by 56%.
26th Jan 2011
Contracts of employment
Employers are legally obliged to issue a statement of terms and conditions of employment within two months of the date of the employment commencing.
STATUTORY MATERNITY, PATERNITY & ADOPTION PAY RATE CHANGES
Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay rates increase from £136.78 to £138.18 on 6 April 2014.
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