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Statutory Employment Rates and limits

Taking effect from 6 April 2017 the following changes will take place for statutory payments: Date From: SMP, Paternity, SAP, MA & SHPP* SSP Redundancy 6th April 2016 £139.58 per week £88.45 per week £479.00 per week (maximum weekly payment) 6th April 2017 £140.98 per week £89.35 […]

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February 2017 Employment Highlights

Pay and benefits National minimum wage rates will change on 1 April 2017, including an increase in the national living wage from £7.20 to £7.50 an hour. Calls have been made for the government to guarantee minimum wage for “gig economy” workers. A record number of employers have […]

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December Employment Highlights

In a timely decision for anyone whose holiday season is not complete without a discussion of the legal pitfalls of Christmas parties, the High Court has held that a company was not vicariously liable when the managing director assaulted an employee during a drinking session after the […]

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November Employment Law Highlights

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last month that notice to leave the EU under Article 50 will be given  by the end of March 2017, the High Court held that the government does not have power to do this under the Royal Prerogative. It therefore seems that […]

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Post Brexit Employment Law

I am frequently asked what will happen to the employment legislation post Brexit and I’m usually responding with a suitably vague answer as nobody knows yet.  The article below was featured in People management on 8 November 2016 and highlights this quite well. Labour MPs call on […]

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