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Archives: March 2016

Apprenticeships, sugar and grandparents: The 2016 Budget

Following the publication of this year’s budget on 16 March 2016, we now know that we will all be paying that little bit extra for a fizzy drink. Whilst that may have an impact on staff morale, what other, non-sugar related, parts of the 2016 budget will have the greatest impact on employers? Here are some of the key issues:

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EAT confirms “pulling a sickie” is dishonest

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that “pulling a sickie” when not actually ill can amount to dishonesty and misrepresentation, warranting dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct. Whilst this may seem to be a statement of the obvious, we take a closer look at the case.

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Second jobs: Key considerations for employers

It is not unusual for employees to take on a second job and according to recent figures one in five police officers now has a second job outside of the police force. For many employees, it is simply a way to make ends meet. For others, it may afford greater flexibility and/or an opportunity to diversify their skillset. However, are …

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Employment law changes in April

As always a number of employment law changes are due to take place in April. Whilst the introduction of the National Living Wage is the most significant, below is a brief summary of all the key changes which employers should be aware of, together with a note of other developments to look out for during the year.

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Suspension of childcare vouchers during maternity leave not discriminatory

In an unexpected decision, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), has found that it is not discriminatory for an employer to state that membership of a salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme would be suspended during a period of maternity leave.

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Apprenticeships: What employers need to know

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. To try to deal with the ‘skills emergency’ that many UK businesses are facing, the Government has pledged to create three million more apprenticeships by 2020 partly funded by a new apprenticeship levy to be introduced in 2017.

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Brexin or Brexit?

Following the long-awaited announcement from David Cameron as to when Britain’s European Union referendum will be, the debate is already hotting up. The Electoral Commission’s proposed wording for the referendum question has been accepted by MPs (“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”) and various politicians are lining up on either …

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