12/01 – January 2012 Newsletter

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Case Law – Holiday entitlement & Long Term sickness absence

In the past employers have sometimes tended to ignore staff on long term sickness absence in the belief that they are not costing the employer anything once SSP entitlement has been exhausted. However, this overlooks the fact that holiday entitlement continues to accrue so long as employment continues. We have recently come across two cases [...]

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Apprentices

In November last year the government announced a new incentive to encourage small employers who do not normally do so to take on apprentices aged between 16 to 24. The scheme is aimed at employers with up to 50 staff, though can extend to those with up to 250. The form of the incentive is [...]

January 17th, 2012|12/01 - January 2012 Newsletter, News Articles|

Government Proposals to make life simpler for Employers

There has been talk of increasing the qualifying period of service (to acquire unfair dismissal rights) from one year to two. In the fairly recent past the qualifying period has been as low as six months and as long as two years so this is not a new idea. The complicating factor that employers need [...]

January 17th, 2012|12/01 - January 2012 Newsletter, News Articles|