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 This document is locked, you will need to be registered and logon to view it(Locked) The National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees.
 
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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) are important regulations to understand as they enforce minimum legal requirements on employers. Each operates in a different way. This factsheet sets out the main principles of the regulations and what an employer needs to consider.
 
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There have been many changes to employment law and regulations in the last few years. A key area is the freedom or lack of freedom to dismiss an employee.
 
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Most claims for discrimination in recruitment have no maximum limit. Can your business afford compensation of perhaps £20,000 because you made a simple mistake?
 
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Most claims for discrimination in recruitment have no maximum limit. Can your business afford compensation of perhaps £20,000 because you made a simple mistake?
 
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Recent surveys indicate that the adverse impact of absence on business profitability today is significant, with thousands of man hours lost every day. We consider the main principles of effective absence management.
 
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It is very likely that owners and managers of many smaller businesses are not aware of just how demanding health and safety regulations can be.
 
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In line with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, it is a criminal offence to employ anyone who does not have an entitlement to work in the UK, or undertake the type of work you are offering. Any employer who does not comply with the law may be facing a fine of up to £20,000 per offence. Further, if employers knowingly use illegal migrant labour it could carry a maximum five year prison sentence and/or unlimited fine.
 
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Both the nature of the workforce and patterns of work have changed dramatically over recent years and there is now in place a host of legislation designed to protect employees from discrimination. As an employer it is vital that you are fully aware of your obligations and that you take action to implement them across your business.
 
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The Equality Act 2010 replaces all previous equality legislation, including the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The Equality Act covers age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. These are now called ‘protected characteristics'.
 
 This document is locked, you will need to be registered and logon to view it(Locked) Occupational Pension Schemes: Trustees' Responsibilities
Many employers offer their staff an opportunity to save for their retirement through an occupational (or company) pension scheme. We outline in this factsheet the main responsibilities of occupational pension scheme trustees.
 
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Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended), workers are entitled to paid statutory annual leave of 5.6 weeks (28 days if the employee works five days a week). This basic entitlement is inclusive of bank holidays. This annual leave entitlement is now closer to that of workers in other European countries, where holiday allowance is typically more generous.
 
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Garden leave or “gardening leave” is the name given to a period where an employee has given, or has been given, notice of dismissal and is ordered to serve out the period of notice at home, whilst still receiving their normal salary.
 
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Ensuring that you are protected against potential health and safety litigation is a necessary part of managing your business. However, this obligation now carries even greater significance following changes to the law on corporate manslaughter.
 
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Recruiting the right staff is the key to success for any business. The recruitment process, however, can be problematic and costly if you do not address the issue of discrimination from the very beginning.
 
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No-one likes a claim being brought against them for discrimination. It takes time and resources to deal with, and can cause serious damage to a firm's reputation. Taking a few sensible precautions can reduce the chances of a claim, and significantly reduce the chances of any claim being successful.
 

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