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New law: National Minimum Wage rates announced for October

The Government has announced new national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016.

The Government introduced a new national living wage of £7.20 for workers aged 25 or over from 1 April 2016.

From 1 October 2016 there are new national minimum wage rates for other categories of worker as follows:

  • The rate for employees aged 21 and over increases to £6.95 per hour (previously £6.70).
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Posted on 3 October 2016 | 9:50 am

New guidance: Acas publishes new guides for small businesses

Small businesses will welcome a new range of recently published Acas guides designed specifically for them.

Acas has published a new range of eight step-by-step employment guides specifically for small businesses. The guides are freely available and help businesses to hire, manage and get the best from their staff, and are designed to be 'practical, concise [and] easy to understand'.… Read more

Posted on 3 October 2016 | 9:49 am

Case law: Employer who did not provide information requested by employee under data protection law in disciplinary proceedings acted unfairly

Employers who fail to provide information requested under data protection law by an employee facing disciplinary proceedings can be acting unfairly, making the employee's subsequent dismissal unfair, a ruling makes clear.

Data protection law gives individuals a right to ask an organisation about personal information it holds on them.… Read more

Posted on 3 October 2016 | 9:48 am