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Pensions Auto Enrolment Factsheet

The pensions landscape will be unrecognisable following the introduction of new legislation from October 2012 which will require employers to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a pension scheme.

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Directors duties factsheet

The Companies Act 2006 (the Act) introduced new provisions on directors` duties, which came into force on 1 October 2007.   The Act includes a statutory statement of directors` duties, which

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Grievance procedures factsheet

Employers and employees are advised to follow the guidance set out in the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance in respect of any problem, concern or complaint raised

Personal relationships at work factsheet

Introduction  Personal relationships among co-workers pose several risks to the business.  They can lead to: Interference or influence in day to day activities Nepotism or favouritism Breach of confidentialityUnacceptable conduct

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the "Act") provides a framework of rights of access to information held by public bodies. The Information Commissioner is the authority responsible for promoting

HR Legislation and Case Tracker

Quick reference guide to upcoming key employment law cases and legislation.

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Industrial action factsheet

Under English law all industrial action is unlawful unless the procedural requirements of statute are complied with. There is no positive "right to strike" or to take other collective action.

Award of costs factsheet

Unlike civil courts proceedings, there is no general rule in employment proceedings that the successful party has the right to recover their legal costs. Tribunals, in fact, have no inherent power

Career breaks factsheet

Introduction There are a number of reasons why employees may want to take a break from their career, including to travel, undertake further education or to raise a family.   Implementing a

Employment agencies and businesses factsheet

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2007 ("the Amended Regulations") came into force in April 2008, to provide greater protection for vulnerable agency workers.

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