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  • National living wage

    22 September 2015

    On 8 July 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the introduction of a new National Living Wage (“NLW”). The Government wishes to ensure a higher wage for more experienced workers. The NLW is a premium on top of the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) for workers aged 25 and over. …

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  • Tier 2 cap reached and other immigration news

    22 September 2015

    In June 2015, the number of applications submitted to UKVI for a restricted certificate of sponsorship exceeded the monthly allocation for the first time since the Tier2 cap was introduced in 2011.…

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  • Three questions your school board should ask itself about safeguarding

    22 September 2015

    The Charity Commission has recently published the findings of its report into the safeguarding matters at St. Paul’s School which hit the national press last year. We have condensed the Commission’s findings into three questions every board of governors should ask itself to comply with their legal duties. …

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  • September 2015 Employment Law Update

    22 September 2015

    Welcome to the September 2015 Employment Law Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date. This month we report on the following topical issues...…

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  • Update to Keeping Children Safe in Education - July 2015

    22 September 2015

    An updated version of KCSiE was published on the 22 July 2015 and this replaces the 2014 guidance. As there are changes to part one, it is essential that all staff read the updated document. …

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  • Goddard Inquiry

    22 September 2015

    The Goddard inquiry, an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, opened on 9 July 2015 (after some chaos when the inquiry was first announced in July 2014. The first two Chairs stepped down)…

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  • What part can HR play in a disciplinary hearing?

    21 September 2015

    Employers find the help and guidance provided by their HR team invaluable during disciplinary procedures. A recent claim brought against the Department for Transport by a former employee called into question the role that an HR team can play during that procedure.…

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  • Breach of contract claims in the Tribunal aren’t caught by the six year time limit

    21 September 2015

    The non-payment of salary or bonus can result in a breach of contract claim which can be issued in either the civil courts (County or High Court) or the Employment Tribunal. However the legislative regime which governs how long a prospective claimant has to issue a breach of contract claim depends on the choice of venue.…

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