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Posted on: 18/09/2014

Shared Parental Leave (“SPL”) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (“ShPP”) have recently come into force. If your baby is due on or after 5 April 2015 (including if you adopt a child), you may be entitled to SPL and ShPP.

Posted on: 03/09/2014

Earlier this year early conciliation was introduced with an aim to resolve workplace disputes without claims being issued with the employment tribunal.

Posted on: 06/08/2014

Under a deceased’s will, the deceased may choose to name people as the executor(s) of their estate. This role is to basically administer the deceased’s estate and distribute the assets.

Posted on: 11/06/2014

In October 2013, new rules were introduced to enable the Government to “name and shame” employers who fail to pay their workers the national minimum wage. On 8 June 2014, the Government used this to name 25 employers who had failed to pay this.

Posted on: 04/06/2014

Well it’s that time of year again; we have rounded up the more significant parts of the news just for you:

Posted on: 15/05/2014

Spring Personnel have recently carried out a study to see why employee’s are failing their probationary period. The results were:

62% = poor performance

50% = absence

38% = poor punctuality

12% = personality clashes

Posted on: 14/05/2014

With effect from 13 June 2014 new regulations will change consumer rights.  If you sell or provide services or digital products to consumers on line or by any other method you need to be aware of the new rules.  In the case of “off premises contracts” a “distance contracts” the consumer must now

Posted on: 18/01/2014

There has been a significant rise in the average house price paid by first-time buyers with government schemes such as Help to Buy assisting those looking to buy for the first time. 

Posted on: 18/01/2014

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has said that many marriages are threatened from the start by the pressure heaped upon the couple to have a “perfect” wedding. 

Posted on: 16/01/2014

City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority is calling on mortgage lenders to get tougher with potential borrowers to ensure they will still be able to afford repayments if interest rates start to rise.