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Merlin House, 1 Langstone Business Park
Newport

01633 459012

For more than 10 years we have provided companies of all sizes and in a variety of sectors with uncomplicated, innovative and affordable human resources advice and on-site support ensuring that your people are an asset to your company and not a liability.

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With the National Minimum Wage (NMW) now almost fifteen years old, and with another increase pending on 1st April 2017 HMRC have issued a list of the most elaborate excuses they've been given by employers for not paying the appropriate rates:

General Data Protection Regulations and HR

Alan Kitto

From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the UK’s current statutory framework on managing data protection. Its scope is wide and will require organisations to review their practices in relation to handling data in many areas, especially in how they manage and process employee personal information, which often includes sensitive personal information.

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Wales HR Awards 2018

Alan Kitto

We're delighted to have been nominated by one of our clients in the Independent HR Consultant of the Year category of the Wales HR Awards 2018. 

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National Minimum Wage Rated Salaried Employees

Alan Kitto

Over the last few weeks we have become aware of a number of instances where employers who pay their employees at the appropriate National Minimum Wage rate for their age, have been found, and fined by HMRC for paying below the National Minimum Wage specifically where employees are actually paid in equal monthly or weekly instalments based on an annual salary.

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Itemising 'Hours Worked' on Payslips

Alan Kitto

Much as employees are already legally entitled to an itemised pay statement, from April 2019 the Employment Rights Act (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 will require payslips to state the number of hours being paid where wages vary according to time worked; either as an aggregate number of hours or as separate figures for different types of work (or rates of pay).

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UK Government Press Release - Taylor Review

Alan Kitto

Earlier today the UK Government issued a press-release entitled, 'Millions to benefit from enhanced rights as the Government responds to Taylor review of modern working practices'.The title of the press release would suggest far reaching changes to employment legislation yet the content suggests the opposite.

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Embracing Disability in the Workplace

Alan Kitto

As part of his ongoing CIPD studies, Bevan has recently had to undertake a research project on how companies might better embrace disability in the workplace and given the apparent shortage of quality applicants on the job-market, now seems like an ideal time to do some myth-busting around employing disabled people.

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Fit For Work Scheme

Alan Kitto

The UK Government has announced that its Fit for Work will no longer be operating its free referral and assessment service from 15th December 2017.

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Staff Relationships

Alan Kitto

It's become increasingly common for us to be asked by clients to help them to deal with both conduct and performance issues caused by colleagues engaged in personal relationships or worse where personal relationships between colleagues have ended acrimoniously.

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The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill

Alan Kitto

On 13th October 2017 the UK Government published the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill, which is expected to become law in 2020, this will give grieving employees a day-one right to take up to two weeks leave in the event that they lose a child under the age of eighteen

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