The National Minimum Wage Increase – April 2023
New Rates of National Minimum Wage A brief reminder of forthcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage and other employment rates From 1 April 2023, the National Minimum Wage increases as follows: Rates 2022 2023 National Living Wage (age 23+) £9.50 £10.42 Adult rate (age 21-22) £9.18 £10.18 Development rate...
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Sex discrimination and harassment at a work party
Sexual Harassment at a work function A useful reminder from the Tribunals today about sexual harassment at a works party.  It’s not the fact of the harassment that’s interesting, it’s the observations made by the judge, which are a useful reminder to all Employers. This particular event was a celebration...
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The rise of side hustles could lead to various problems for Employers.
Employer’s problems with side hustles Side hustles are work other than your main job. Unlike a second job, they are typically run as a side business, or working on a freelance basis. It could range from selling homemade goods like cakes or chocolates, buying and reselling items such as clothes...
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Proposed changes to Flexible Working Rights
The Government has announced that they will be introducing new legislation extending employee’s rights in relation to requesting flexible working. Although no date has been announced for when it will come into force.   When legislation was first introduced in 2003, the right to request flexible working was only available...
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Holiday Pay for Part-Time Workers
When workers work part-time or do not have regular hours some employers can struggle to work out what their holiday entitlement is. A recent case from the Supreme Court has clarified how to calculate holiday pay, although it has caused employers some consternation. All workers are entitled to a minimum...
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Redundancy and Pools of Selection
REDUNDANCY CONSULTATION AND SELECTION POOLS During any redundancy exercise, no matter how small, it is necessary to consult with affected staff with a view to reaching agreement. It has long been accepted among the HR community that in a redundancy process, the decision as to the composition of the pools...
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Employment Law Updates
Redundancy Masterclass
Everything you wanted to know about redundancy but were afraid to ask. Darren Sherborne and Trula Brunsdon will be running a 3 hour redundancy masterclass on Tuesday 1 November. Whether you’ve never dealt with redundancy before, or need a refresher, this session will assist HR professionals, owner managers and Operations...
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INTERNAL PROMOTIONS TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Two Senior Promotions at leading Gloucestershire Business Lawyers  Cheltenham based specialist business lawyers Sherbornes Solicitors, have announced the promotion of two long-standing employees, Trula Brunsdon and Matt Lennon will now form part of the firm’s senior management team. Trula Brunsdon and Matt Lennon have been at Sherbornes for 10 years...
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Corporate Commercial Update
Employment Law Updates
NATIONAL MOURNING IN THE WORKPLACE
The Queen’s Passing - what to expect in the workplace It is with great sadness we write this update. Whilst no details have been announced yet, the following is what to expect in terms of the workplace.  It is expected that employers will wish to voluntarily cooperate with national arrangements....
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Employment Law Updates
MENOPAUSE AT WORK
In July 2022, the government announced a review of arrangements for dealing with the menopause at work.  This followed the publication of a report in November 21 making 10 recommendations for workplaces concerning the same subject. The debate has then erupted calling for special leave to be introduced for women...
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