Archive: May 2014


  • Shared Parental Leave and Pay

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    The Regulations permitting the mother and father to both take paid leave from work are coming into effect on 1st October 2014. Is your business ready for these changes? Your maternity/paternity policies will need updating but in addition you will need to consider; What do you do about enhanced maternity pay? How do you communicate […]


  • Nearly one million workers off sick for a month

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    The Government has published figures confirming that 960,000 employees were absent from work for reasons of ill health for a month or more each year on average between October 2010 and September 2013. Why are levels of sickness so high? If there is no deterrent then employees will abuse the system. You should ensure that […]


  • Acas early conciliation system is proving very popular.

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    Since the ACAS free early conciliation service was launched on 6th April 2014 (and which became mandatory from 6th May 2014) around 1,000 individuals per week have contacted ACAS to discuss early conciliation. Out of the total number of people who enquired about early conciliation, 98% of them then opted to use the service. For […]


  • Photographs of Hart’s breakfast seminar

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    A selection of photographs from the Hart’s breakfast seminar hosted by Premier Legal LLP. Attendees enjoyed hearing all about the myths of employment law and Natalie Thomson gave everyone an insight into how much employers can do. For details of forthcoming seminars, please get in touch.  


  • Successful Seminar

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    A capacity crowd attended when Premier Legal and CDG Financial Services held the latest in their series of breakfast seminars at Harts restaurant in Nottingham on 7 May. The seminar was presented by Sarah Robinson and Natalie Thomson of Premier Legal and David Pavier of CDG. Focusing on the issues around pension auto-enrolment the seminar […]


  • ACAS Early Conciliation & Tribunal Claims

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    The transitional period for the ACAS Early Conciliation scheme ended on 5 May 2014 so any new claims will have to follow the new system, meaning that ACAS must attempt to settle all claims before they can go to the Employment Tribunal. For more information on ACAS Early Conciliation click here.