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At the moment, employees must have more than 26 weeks’ service under their belt in order to request flexible hours.

But did you know that, thanks to the new amendment to the Flexible Working Regulations that’s about to come into play, flexible working is set to become a right from the first day of employment as of 6th April 2024? Plus, employees ...

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The regulations state that, as of 6th April 2024, employees will be able to:

Take their two-week paternity leave entitlement as two separate one-week blocks, instead of taking just one week in total or two consecutive weeks).

Take paternity leave at any time in the 52 weeks after birth, instead of within the 56 days following the birth.

Give ...

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Did you know that, the rates for Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay, Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Maternity Allowance will all increase from £172.48 to £184.03 per week?

The rate for Statutory Sick Pay will also increase from £109.40 to £116.75 per week.

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On 1 April – the National Living Wage for people aged 21 and over has increased from £10.42 to £11.44 per hour!

Full-time workers on this wage can expect to earn approximately £1,000 more per year.

Apprentices and younger employees have also seen rate rises; 16 to 17 year olds will earn £6.40 per hour, 18 to 20 year olds will earn ...

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If you’ve ever been bullied or harassed at work, you’ll understand the significant impact this kind of toxic behaviour can have on your wellbeing.

Soon, however, employers could be required to establish processes for reporting, investigating, and punishing bullying in their firms. Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, presented a bill to parliament ...

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Back in July 2019, the government opened a consultation on reforming parental leave. The response to this consultation was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic but was eventually published a couple of months ago – and the good news is, changes are set to be made to the way in which employees can take time off to be with their family at such a crucial ...

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A head baker recently won £15,000 in an unfair dismissal case after he was sacked from his job at an artisan bread shop in Dorset for making loaves with too many holes in them.

How did this happen? Because during the tribunal, it came to light that the problem wasn’t so much with WHY he was dismissed, but the way his employer went about it. ...

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