• Guidance on TUPEs
  • Another week and another set of guidance has been published by ACAS.  This time, the subject is TUPEs. TUPEs are notoriously complex and this guide is a good starter for anyone trying to understand what an employer’s requirements are.  You can find the guidance here. If after reading this guidance you have further questions or…

  • Getting ready for the World Cup?
  • Are you getting excited about the World Cup?  Wondering how to manage requests for time off to watch the game from your staff during this period? Acas have produce a one-page guide on how to navigate employment issues during this period.   You can find it here.    

  • Changes to Employer Liability Information (TUPE
  • Since the 1 May 2014, the deadlines around employee liability information (ELI) have changed.  This information is now to be provided 28 days before the transfer (it was previously 14 day).  The information to be provided remains the same, and is as follows: the identity and age of the employees who will transfer; the particulars of…

  • Early Conciliation – What is it?
  • Early conciliation is offered by Acas, the sole purpose of the process being to try and resolve a dispute before it goes to an employment tribunal. This process is free and confidential. The Acas early conciliation scheme began on 6 April 2014. From that date, employees could voluntarily notify Acas of any potential claim against…

  • Thinking about not paying the National Minimum Wage? Think again
  • It’s been 15 years since the National Minimum Wage was introduced.  The HMRC crack-down on any employers not paying their staff the National Minimum Wage as there is NO excuse for not paying it. However, a few employers have tried to argue their case for not paying their employees the national minimum wage, and the…

  • 15 Unusual Forms of Harassment
  • Harassment can take many forms, as can be seen in this article by Personnel Today. Do you recognise any of these scenarios?

  • Thinking about an office move?
  • We don’t usually refer to other blog posts or web pages on this site, but we can across an article this week that we felt was worth sharing. An office move isn’t just about the physical relocation of your assets.  You need to consider the human impact of the change and communicate effectively with all…

  • What’s not changing on 6th April 2014?
  • The right to request flexible working! Changes were expected to be introduced on 6th April 2014 regarding an employee’s right to request flexible working. However, this has now been pushed back to 30th June 2014. The proposed changes extend the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ service, and the process…

  • Changes in Employment Law from 6th April 2014
  • It’s that time of year again!   Below is a summary of the changes that will be coming in on 6th April 2014: Changes to pay (make sure whoever does your payroll is informed of these changes). Statutory Sick Pay increases to £87.55 (from £86.70) Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay to £138.18 (from £136.78)…

  • The Introduction of Early Conciliation
  • From 6th April 2014, an important change will be introduced in the Employment Tribunal process:  Although voluntary in its initial stages, Early Conciliation through ACAS will be introduced As of 6th May 2014, claimants will be required to notify ACAS before they will be allowed to lodge an Employment Tribunal Claim.    The claimant will be…