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E for Enforcement of National Minimum Wage

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 28/01/2014 Kiera Lee, writes: Changes to the Penalties for Breach of the National Mimimum Wage Act The national minimum wage (NMW) was introduced in 1999 by the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and by the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999. It is a minimum rate of pay to which workers (with a few exceptions...
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D for Dealing with Change

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 10/12/2013 Kiera Lee, writes: The Service Provisions Change (Protection of Employment ) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (the Regulations) established that subject to certain qualifying conditions the principles of transfer of undertakings would apply where a business insources, outsources or assigns servi...
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C for Casual Workers

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 08/10/2013 Kiera Lee writes: The term Casual worker has no legal definition. It generally refers to workers engaged on an ad hoc basis. Despite that intention the arrangement may result in a more formal relationship. The recent case of Drake v Ipsos Mori UK Ltd [2012] UKEAT/0604/11 is a reminder of this. Casu...
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B for Business Transfers

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 30/07/2013 Kiera Lee writes: Although the market for sale and acquisitions of businesses in Northern Ireland is not as buoyant as it was in the recent past, employers need to be aware that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and the Service Provision Change (Protection of ...
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A for Absence

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 06/06/2013 Kiera Lee writes:The UK Government has recognised employers need help in navigating and managing absence issues. Report on the issues available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/health-at-work-gov-response.pdf The UK government are setting up a state-funded ...
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Y for "Y" – Why Worry? Is Prosecution Under the Bribery Act a Reality?"

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 29/01/2013 Kiera Lee, writes:The Act came into force on 1st July 2011. It repeals and consolidates previous legislation and is an attempt to ‘bring about behavioural change within businesses themselves, creating corporate cultures in which no form of corruption is tolerated.’ Jack Straw.Main ProvisionsThe Act...
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X for 'X' Employees- Giving References

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 20/11/2012 Kiera Lee, writes:Unlike so many other areas in employment law the position on references is not subject to continual change. There a few issues employers should bear in mind when asked to provide a reference for a former employee.Do I Have to Give a Reference?There is no general statutory obligati...
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W for www.socialmedia@work.com

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 14/08/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: Social media is an ever increasing presence and for many people formed a large part of how they enjoyed the Olympics. Twitter estimates there were more than 50 million tweets about the Olympics and 80,000 per minute after Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200-metre sprint. Ame...
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V for Volunteer

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 10/07/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: Last year 250,000 people applied for 70,000 volunteering opportunities during the Olympic Games this summer. Volunteering is becoming more popular in a climate where it can be difficult to get paid work and the government is keen to promote community involvement. Many organisatio...
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U for Under Pressure

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 08/05/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: It is important to manage pressure in the workplace. HSE statistics in GB show that work related stress cost the economy 10.8m working days in 2010/11 and that on average, an employee with stress will miss 27 days of work. In Northern Ireland the HSE estimates that the cost of s...