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The importance of reference checking – how Star Wars can help!

A recent Employment Tribunal case makes an amusing read and emphasises the need for employers to take great care to check references. In his job application Mr Fancis-McGann claimed to have experience as a Captain, providing a reference in support of this from a Mr... read more

Hourly paid staff pay slips

The government is introducing a change in the law to make it easier for hourly paid staff to ensure that they are paid correctly. With effect from 6th April 2019, there will be an amendment to The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) to state that,... read more

Article 50 – what you need to know.

Article 50 – what you need to know. Today, the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by serving formal notice of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. This will signal the start of the official negotiation... read more

National Minimum Wage increase

National Minimum Wage Increase Increases to the national minimum wage and national living wage will take effect on 1 April. The rates will be (figures in brackets show the current rate): £7.50 per hour (£7.20) – 25 yrs old and over (national living wage)... read more