Archive: May 2015

  • Should Zero Hours Contracts be Renamed?

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    Zero Hours or Flexible Hours contracts? Zero hours contracts have attracted a lot of media attention in the last 12 months. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has suggested that they should be renamed “flexible hours contracts”. His reason for this suggestion is because he feels that they enable employees to maintain a good […]

  • Are you prepared for the new Shared Parental Leave Regulations?

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    The new and very complex Shared Parental Leave regulations are now in force. There are some very important procedural requirements for you to take note of; To convert maternity leave into Shared Parental Leave, the mother must give her employer a ‘leave curtailment notice’ (or return to work early) and A notice of entitlement and […]