Business management

Employers uneasy over changes to shared parental leave

New Government plans will see an overhaul of the regulations governing parental leave following the birth of a baby.

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Guidance published on new agency worker regulations

The Government has issued guidelines on how employers should approach the new rules governing the rights of temporary workers.

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Pay deals well below inflation

New figures suggest that many employees are experiencing effective pay cuts because of the gap between wage rises and inflation.

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Sickness absence shows a decline

Employees are taking fewer sick days according to new research.

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Unfair dismissal changes may not boost employment

Plans by the Government to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years may not raise recruitment levels, it has been argued.

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Drop tax-free limit on workplace financial advice

The Government should look at lifting the £150 tax-free limit on independent financial advice paid for by employers.

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Small firms downgrade recruitment plans

Hopes that the economic recovery can be fuelled by widespread job creation among smaller employers may need to be tempered.

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Employers given filing reminder

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers of the importance of filing their annual returns on time.

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Small firms need protection against vexatious claims

A business group has urged the Government to do more to help those small employers facing claims from employees who seek to exploit employment regulations.

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