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THE DEBATE Employment Tribunal Fees

Entered by: Kimberly @ 15:07:12 on 07/08/13

  Employment Tribunal Fees: The Debate   From 29th July 2013, a new fee structure was introduced for employment tribunal claims and Employment Appeal Tribunals.   On submitting a claim, claimants will be required to pay an ‘issue fee’. If after review, it is decided the claim should proceed to a full hearing, the claimant will be l...


Unfair Dismissal Compensation The New Cap

Entered by: Kimberly @ 14:53:54 on 07/08/13

NEW CAP ON UNFAIR DISMISSAL COMPENSATION From 29th July 2013, there is a new cap on the compensation awards given for unfair dismissal claims.    Basic unfair dismissal awards are calculated using a formula that incorporates the claimant’s age, capped weekly pay and length of service. Previously, this would have been coupled with a compensatory aw...


April 2013 Increase to Statutory Payments

Entered by: Kimberly @ 12:57:22 on 17/04/13

  2013-2014 Statutory Payments Statutory Maternity Payment (SMP) - £136.78 Oridnary Paternity Payment (OSPP) - £136.78 Additional Paternity Payment (ASPP) - £136.78 Statutory Adoption Payment (SAP) - £136.78 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) - £86.70


1st October 2012 Changes to National Minimum Wag

Entered by: Kimberly @ 14:51:22 on 24/09/12

Remember that there are changes to National Minimum Wage with effect from 1st October 2012.     There will be no change to the following wages: Under 18 (but above compulsory school leaving age) - £3.68 per hour Age 18 to 20 inclusive - £4.98 per hour     Increases have been made to the following wages: Apprentice under 19 - &p...


Increase to Statutory Payments

Entered by: Kimberly Young @ 14:22:50 on 10/04/12

  Useful Facts & Figures   Not only did this weekend bring us Easter Eggs, it also saw the introduction of new Statutory Rates.     Here they are for you:   Statutory Sick Pay - £85.85 per week up to 28 weeks   Statutory Maternity Pay & Statutory Adoption Pay First 6 weeks - 90% of average gross we...


Its Christmas

Entered by: Heidi Rush @ 19:55:42 on 15/12/09

  Here at HR Smart, we wish each and every one of you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2010.   However, before we leave 2009 behind and enter full steam ahead into the party season, as an employer you may want to heed our words of warning.   At this time of year, many companies endeavour to spread the Christmas cheer by undertaking Secret Sa...


Bar Humbug

Entered by: Heidi Rush @ 19:54:33 on 15/12/09

  Whilst 2009 has been a difficult year for many businesses in the UK, a recent study by Aviva has shown that 61% of UK businesses are still planning to celebrate with a Christmas party for its employees.   But before you put on your glad rags and dancing shoes, here are some other interesting Christmas facts that you might want to bear in mind.   ...


Unfair Dismissal Employment Tribunal Remedies

Entered by: Heidi Rush @ 09:35:43 on 26/08/09

When an employee takes employment tribunal action against their employer, Question 5 on the ET1 form under Unfair Dismissal or constructive dismissal is "What does the Employee Want if their case is successful?” The available options are: To get their old job back with compensation (re-instatement) To get another job with the same employer ...


Sickness is on the Decline

Entered by: Heidi Rush @ 19:42:57 on 20/07/09

Today the CIPD released their findings of their 10th Absence Management Survey. Over 600 companies of various sectors and sizes take part in the report. This year, the report has found that absence in the private sectors continues to fall and now sits at 7.4 days, the lowest since the report began. Minor aliments such as coughs, colds and stomach upsets are...


Swine Flu

Entered by: Heidi Rush @ 19:39:21 on 20/07/09

On Friday 17th July, statistics on swine flu showed the amount of employees taking time off from work has doubled in the one week. It was reported that 177,000 people have taken time off with swine flu like symptoms, compared from 80,000 the previous week. These figures are not just headlines; here at HR Smart, we have started to see an increase in the number of...


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