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Low Pay Commission Consults on the Accommodation OffsetAugust 1, 2012

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) was established following the introduction of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act 1998 to advise the Government on the NMW...

Changes to the Rules Governing Employment Tribunal ProcedureJuly 27, 2012

Most new laws affecting businesses are introduced on one of two common commencement dates each year – either 6 April or 1 October. From 6 April...

ACAS Guidance on Maternity Rights and RedundancyJuly 19, 2012

Currently, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) helpline receives 15,000 calls a year from employers and employees seeking advice on pregnancy or maternity and...

Redundancy and the Pool for SelectionJuly 19, 2012

Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, but may be found to be unfair – for example if a particular employee is unfairly selected...

Reform of the Collective Redundancy RulesJuly 5, 2012

Following a call for evidence on the operation of the rules that apply to consulting with employees when collective redundancies are necessary, the Government has...

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