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Employment and pensions
Dealing with age discrimination can be a complicated matter, especially when making sure the correct systems and processes are in place to avoid such acts. We consider the issues that may be important to you here.
We consider their entitlement and some complications of annual leave, including payment, entitlement and sickness during leave.
Avoiding charges of discrimination
Both the nature of the workforce and patterns of work have changed dramatically over recent years and there is now in place a host of legislation designed to protect employees from discrimination.
Dismissal from employment
Being dismissed from your job can be a very stressful and emotional time. It is therefore important that if you are unsure about your rights you seek the appropriate advice. Legislation is in place to protect employees and gives you the right not to be unfairly dismissed.
We consider the key areas that can be involved in employee dismissal, whether it is looking at statutory procedure, possible unfair dismissal claims or simply the right to dismiss an employee.
Garden leave or "gardening leave" is the name given to a period where an employee has given, or has been given, notice of dismissal and is ordered to serve out the period of notice at home, whilst still receiving their normal salary.
Legal working in the UK
Guidance to help you make sure that your business is complying with the law when it comes to employing staff to work in the UK.
We consider how to best manage absence procedures.
National Minimum Wage
We look at the main principles of the minimum wage regulations, considering the various rates, along with the penalties for failure to comply.
Occupational pension schemes: trustees' responsibilities
Employers can help promote retirement benefits for their employees in a number of ways including occupational schemes.
Redundancy: what are my options?
Redundancies usually occur when there are changes in a business, perhaps as a result of a restructure, a loss of a major contract, a site or business closure. In order to be redundant you must have been dismissed and the reason for that dismissal must be redundancy.
We outline elements such as the legal procedures to be followed and statutory redundancy pay, along with other key principles concerned with the redundancy of employees.
Statutory sick, maternity and paternity pay
We look at an employer's obligations to pay statutory payments and the processes involved.