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Extending a probation period WAS discrimination

An article in People Management caught my eye today. It tells of the potential minefield of discrimination when an employee (new or otherwise) tells an employer of their pregnancy.  It would seem in the case below that there were some concerns regarding job performance, however, it would

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Employment Highlights April 2018

The employment highlights from April focus on: notices of termination and when they are deemed to have been received; referencing and payment of shared parental leave. This month, the EAT has handed down several notable decisions, clarifying that provisions to extend time to present a claim after

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The National Minimum Wage increases on 1 April 2018

The National Minimum Wage increases on 1 April 2018. Below are the rates for 1 April 2018 to 30 March 2019. National Living Wage (minimum hourly rate)Age 25+ Standard adult rate (minimum hourly rate)Age 21+ Development rate (minimum hourly rate)Age 18-20 Young workers rate (minimum hourly rate)Age

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Employment Highlights – February 2018

Key dates to look out for: The Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill 2017-19 is scheduled to have its second reading debate on 16 March 2018. Fit for Work Service will end in England and Wales on 31 March 2018. First gender pay gap reports are due from the

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Employment Highlights – January 2018

The main news in January has been to make sure that Businesses are getting themselves ready for the GDPR final date in May. Privacy notices and consent being the main focus. Fit for Work scheme that was rolled out by the Government to provide smaller companies with

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