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  • 27 Oct 2011
    In common with other types of litigation, employment litigation in the UK is rising, with 44% increase in tribunal applications registered over the last 2 years. But as small/medium employers, how do we assess our HR risks, and are we really a statistic waiting to happen?

  • 4 Oct 2011
    The Government announced today that from 6 April 2012 new employees will need 2 years’ service before they can bring an unfair dismissal claim. Currently an employee is eligible to bring a complaint to an employment tribunal after 1 years’ service. From April 2013 the Government also intends to introduce a fee, typically £150 - £250, for on the red title above for more....

  • 3 Oct 2011
    October sees the arrival of the Agency Workers Directive, the new national minimum wage and uprated HR services from myhrdept - the sensible & great value HR service for small and medium sized employers. Click on the red title above for the full article.

  • 20 Sep 2011
    It’s where we started in HR for small/medium employers, and we still get more questions about contracts of employment than for anything else! Click on the title above to answer all of your questions! All employees after a months’ service are entitled to written terms of employment......... (click on the red title above for more)

  • 2 Sep 2011
    This article deals with the question ‘how do I warn an employee?’, and contains links to the warning letters themselves (verbal, written and final), our free information video (please take the time to watch this) and a range of other resources connected with warning letters for employees, disciplinaries and dismissals. Click on the title above for the article.