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  • 3 Apr 2013
    A high profile case last month concerned the case of a dinner lady dismissed for breach of confidentiality after telling the parents of a child in the school about behaviour involving their child. Her subsequent dismissal was ruled unfair, but how could the employer have avoided this outcome?

  • 25 Mar 2013
    Small businesses suffer from failing to tackle underperforming employees, citing the nature of close relationships in smaller enterprise making performance harder to manage. Ironically it’s these employers who can least afford to tolerate underperformance.

  • 17 Mar 2013
    April will see a change to statutory pay rates for maternity, paternity and statutory sick pay (SSP) rates. Click on the red heading above for full details.

  • 14 Feb 2013
    Auto enrolment will affect your business, and the government is urging employers to be ready. To find out about when this will impact your business and the first steps to take, click on the red title above.

  • 23 Dec 2012
    Unlikely and only if you’re planning on making 100 or more employees redundant says Bill Larke.. Much publicised in the press last week was the announced reduction in the minimum consultation period for statutory redundancy in situations where it is intended to make large number of employees redundant. Myhrdept’s MD Bill Larke explains the changes. Click on the red title above for more.