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Monday 7 December


The perils and pitfalls of Christmas

This time of year can cause a headache for HR.  With issues such as the Christmas party, the morning after the night before, the impact of photos being published online, secret Santa, annual leave, snow days, Christmas bonus and office decorations. 

Click here to read our guide on how to survive the season.

Shared GRAND Parental Leave

Since April, parents (and adoptive parents) have been able to opt to share maternity leave. The government has now announced plans to extend this right to working grandparents. This would allow grandparents to share the statutory leave parental pay.

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Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Home Office has recently issued guidance on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (which came into force on 29 October 2015) in respect of transparency in supply chains.

Click here to read our guidance note which covers the new requirements.

The Autumn Statement

A number of headlines from the Autumn statement will affect employment laws. Most notably they are proposed changes in relation to apprentices and pensions.

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New DBS Code of practice

The Disclosure and Barring Service has published a new code of practice for registered persons and other recipients of disclosed information.

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NMW offenders named and shamed

More than 100 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have recently been named and shamed.

Between them, the 113 companies named owed workers over £387,000 in arrears, and span sectors including hairdressing, retail, education, catering and social care.

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