In October 2012 a positive duty was placed on all employers to automatically enrol ‘eligible job holders’ in to a qualifying pension scheme. For most Dental Practices the relevant date for complying is likely to be early next year. If your Practice has not been given the relevant date yet, then you should expect notification imminently. A failure to comply with this duty can result in a...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 12
The Pensions Act contains specific duties for employers to safeguard their workers’ rights in connection with auto enrolment. It should be noted that these safeguards apply regardless of whether you have reached your staging date yet, and will apply to current and potential job holders. Below is a brief outline of the employment protection safeguards...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 7
In this Dental Bulletin we summarise some important changes in UK legislation, which may have an impact on you and your Practice.
From 1st October 2015 the following legal changes in the UK legislation will come into force:
The National Minimum Wage: this will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 for those over 21 years of age; for employees who are aged 18 to 21 the rate...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 7
From 1st October 2015 the following legal changes will come into force:
– The National Minimum Wage: this will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 for those over 21 years of age; for employees who are aged 18 to 21 the rate will increase from £5.13 to £5.50; Employees under 18 will see an increase in their hourly rate from £3.79 to £3.87; and finally the apprentice...Read More
These days all businesses should check the immigration status of their workers but knowing what checks to carry out can be pretty daunting.
The Home Office have published 2 guides to help employers understand the changes in immigration law which came into effect on 16th May 2014, relating to employing foreign workers.
The checks an employer is expected to carry out are detailed in the...Read More
We have previously reported a number of the employment law changes coming into force from 6th April 2014 in our updates, which can be seen here; a brief summary of these is included in as a useful reminder:
Employment Law Changes from 6th April 2014
ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme – mandatory pre-claim conciliation, i.e. EVERY claimant wishing to lodge a claim with the Employment...Read More
Since the 29th May 2013 the law changed to introduce new rules for filtering certain minor and old convictions and cautions from disclosure in criminal record checks (previously called CRB checks, now called DBS – as they are administered by the Disclosure and Barring Service).
Amended guidance for employers has now finally been published by the Government which suggests what employers...Read More