12/10 – October 2012 Newsletter

//12/10 - October 2012 Newsletter

Social Media Policy

For quite some time we have taken a view that such a policy is not necessary for our clients on the basis that social media usage is something that happens away from work and bringing the employer into disrepute is commonly viewed as a Gross Misconduct matter should an employee  identify his/her employer in a [...]

October 2nd, 2012|12/10 - October 2012 Newsletter|

Proposed Changes to the Employment Tribunal System

Overview of the proposed tribunal fees & compensatory award changes coming into effect Summer 2013

October 2nd, 2012|12/10 - October 2012 Newsletter|

Giving References

You can’t give a bad reference, can you? That is a comment we hear from time to time from employers who are usually not sure what is permissible & what is not. So, let’s look at the basics first. There is generally no obligation to provide a reference. The exceptions we know of are the [...]

October 2nd, 2012|12/10 - October 2012 Newsletter|

National Minimum Wage

A brief reminder that the minimum wage increase from 1st October as it does annually. The new rate will be :- Employees aged 21 & over:  £6.19 per hour – up 11p Employees aged 18 to 20: £4.98 per hour – no change Employees aged under 18: £3.68 per hour – no change Apprentices:  £2.65 per hour – up 5p

October 2nd, 2012|12/10 - October 2012 Newsletter|