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ACAS seeks views on draft flexible working code

Today, ACAS has launched a consultation on a draft Code of Practice on the extended right to request flexible working. The right to request flexible working was first introduced in April 2003 for ... more

Redundancy Pay – increased weekly pay limit

Employers considering redundancies in the near future where the termination date will be 1 February or later should take account of the increased weekly pay limit in their cost projections. The ... more

SMEs ill-equipped to deal with HR requirements

A report launched today by John O’Keefe, Commercial Director at Viking, shows that more than two-thirds of small businesses in the West Midlands believe they are not properly equipped to ... more

Extended Flexible Working Rights

Government proposals announced yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, are aimed at allowing fathers to play a greater role in raising their child, helping mothers to return to work at a ... more

National Minimum Wage Rates Update

Today sees the national minimum wage rise by 11p to £6.19, however the rate for those aged under 21 remains unchanged. There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age and whether you ... more

Auto-Enrolment – Are you ready?

Today sees the commencement of the pensions revolution which aims to compel employees to start saving for their retirement.  Companies employing more than 120,000 workers must place eligible ... more

ACAS Guidance for ‘tellers of bad news’

With the number of employers who are having to face the prospect of making staff redundant, the strain that this places on the ‘tellers’ has been recognised by ACAS. The ... more