Unfair Dismissal

Heat of the Moment Decisions – Potential Unfair Dismissal As employer’s we have all experienced employees who have threatened to leave or have decided after an incident or during a meeting, that they have “had enough” and said I am leaving, or just leave for the day. As an employer…

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Changes to Flexible Working Legislation

Businesses should begin to think about the impact of how new legislation will affect ways of working. Currently new employees must wait 26 weeks, after their start date, before they are able to make a flexible working request and they can only make 1 request a year. Forthcoming legislation will…

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New Statutory Pay Rates – April 2023

There are new statutory rates in relation to Family Leave, Sickness Absence and Redundancy as of April 2023. Statutory Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/Parental and Bereavement Leave Pay from 2nd April 2023 – New Rate £172.48 per week Statutory Sick Pay from 6th April 2023 – New Rate £109.40 per week Redundancy The new…

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Early Review of the Living Wage

The Living Wage Foundation, which accredits employers who sign up for its voluntary pay scheme, is to bring forward the annual review by eight weeks to the end of September. This will result in pressure being placed on 10,000 employers to raise the rate of pay for those facing the…

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Appeal option for Dismissals

Why employers should have an Appeal as an option in the event of a Dismissal In the event of an employment tribunal claim, the tribunal is looking for fairness and reasonableness during the process. We recommend that an Appeal is always offered as this enables the employee to challenge something…

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The Living Wage

What is “The living wage”? The living wage is the hourly rate of pay calculated independently to be the minimum that a worker needs to earn to cover the basic costs of living. An employer may choose to pay it, but has no statutory obligation to do so. This is…

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Skills

What are your long-term skills needs? – only 46% of companies have a have workforce planning strategy (CIPD Talent Planning Survey 2021) With the struggle for talent, planning for the future has never been so important, as the year draws to a close we think this is a good time…

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Pregnancy Actions

There have been a number of pregnancy and maternity-related employment tribunal rulings this year – we review what actions businesses should take Guildford HR finds that many of its’ clients are not aware of their responsibilities in this area, we hope you find this short article useful, but it is…

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