Employment Law & Legislation

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If we need to consult with our legal advisors, Simpson & Marwick, we will get their advice on your behalf.

Should you require further specialist advice we will put you directly in touch with Simpson & Marwick for a free initial consultation. Any further consultations will be charged at a specially reduced rate for SDF members.

 

Points of Note (Green Sheets)

We understand that you face many complex issues in your business so we’ve compiled an index of the most up-to-date Points of Note, which we call green sheets.

Please note that this is simply a brief outline and does not attempt to cover every single matter.

For further information or to see any archive green sheets, please contact us on 01786 448838.

INDEX

53.    National minimum wage rates 01/10/12
Update of new National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2012
POINT OF NOTE 53 NMW Oct 12

52.    QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE
Explanation of why this holiday has not been granted
POINT OF NOTE 52 Queen’s Jubilee

51.    INCREASES TO STATUTORY PAYMENTS APRIL 2012
Listing amounts for sick pay and statutory maternity, paternity and adoption leave
POINT OF NOTE 51 Payment Increases April 2012

50.    NEW COMPENSATION LIMITS FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2012
Listing new compensation payments for unfair dismissal and redundancy etc
POINT OF NOTE 50 New Compensation Payment Limits Feb 2012

49.    NATIONAL INSURANCE CONCESSION ENDS OCTOBER 2012
The end of National Insurance concession on holiday pay
POINT OF NOTE 49 NI Concession

48.    REDUNDANCY SELECTION CRITERIA “LAST IN, FIRST OUT”
Explanation of selection criteria in a redundancy situation
POINT OF NOTE 48 LIFO

47.    ROYAL WEDDING APRIL 2011
Explanation of why this is not automatically a public holiday
POINT OF NOTE 47 Royal Wedding

46.    INCREASES TO STATUTORY PAYMENTS 2011
New rates for temporary lay-off, redundancy, statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.  Also VAT rate increase in January 2011
POINT OF NOTE 46 payment increases

45.    DEFAULT RETIREMENT AGE AUGUST 2010
Explanation of end of retirement at 65
POINT OF NOTE 45 reitrement age

44.    INCREASED REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS – BUDGET 2009
Redundancy rates increased in budget but no effective date announced
POINT OF NOTE 44 Redundancy increase 0409

43.    TEMPORARY LAY-OFF RATES FEBRUARY 2009
Explanation of temporary lay-off system and payments by employer
POINT OF NOTE 43 Temp lay off rates

42.    INCREASE IN STATUTORY PAYMENTS JANUARY 2009
New rates for redundancy, unfair dismissal etc with effect from 1 February 2009
POINT OF NOTE 42 Increases in Stat payments 0109

41.    Temporary lay-off and redundancy
Lay-off and entitlement to redundancy
POINT OF NOTE 41 Redundancy & Lay off

40.    ACAS CODE OF PRACTICE – DISCIPLINE & GRIEVANCE
ACAS Code of Practice comes into effect from 6 April 2009
POINT OF NOTE 40 – ACAS Code of Practice