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Upcoming Changes to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates from 1 April 2022

March 2, 2022
Nikita Passi, Solicitor at Napthens outlines the new rates and what businesses need to do now before 1 April 2022. The Government has announced the new National Minimum Wage (“NMW”)…
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Government Announces The Employment Tribunal Refund Scheme

November 23, 2017
Who Does This Affect? Following the recent decision by the Supreme Court in July 2017, whereby tribunal fees were held to be unlawful, the Government has subsequently announced that the…
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Parliament Proposes New Statutory Leave for Grieving Parents

October 19, 2017
  This week The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill has been introduced to Parliament which, if passed, will entitle parents who suffer the loss of a child to a…
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Data Protection Act 1998 – Employees and Removal of Personal Data

October 12, 2017
As an organisation, you will generally be satisfied that you understand your obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”), particularly given that most QCS clients will be handling what…
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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Introduction

September 28, 2017
As all the marketing emails, you have been receiving indicate, you need to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The “GDPR” will be in force from 25 May…
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Deprivation of Liberty Legislation in Scotland

August 7, 2016
The Scottish Government has released a report on consultation responses to proposed changes in Incapacity Legislation. The Scottish Law Commission is considering a Bill which would bring changes to the…
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E-cigarettes and the Workplace

June 24, 2016
Use of E-cigarettes or ‘Vaping’ is becoming commonplace in Britain. Surprisingly, the use of e-cigarettes in a public space is not caught by the ban on smoking on the basis…
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Can a dress code policy which restricts the wearing of religious dress be discriminatory?

June 11, 2016
An employer’s neutral dress code policy prohibiting the wearing of any visible symbol of political, philosophical or religious belief has been held, in the recent ECJ judgment in Achbita and…
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