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Author archives: ian hass

29
Apr

A Brief Guide to Appraisals

A Brief Guide to Appraisals What is the purpose of an appraisal? To review performance and potential and to set new goals for the forthcoming year To identify areas for improvement To acknowledge positive contributions To identify training and career planning needs To determine whether employees should receive a financial reward for their performance What

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11
Apr

Pensions: Auto-enrolment

Pensions: Auto-enrolment This article provides a very brief overview of the pension auto-enrolment scheme which came into force on 30 June 2012.  Currently, only employers employing more than 250 employees are affected but the new legislation will eventually require all employers in the UK to automatically enrol eligible workers in a pension scheme. Employers will

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18
Mar

Launch Party Photos

Thank you to Phil Millership for taking the following photos of our evening.  For more information about our launch, please click HERE. L-R: Ian Hass with Matt Middleton, Paul Mannion and Bill Williams (Eden Currie)  L-R: Ben Hanlin and Jane Ellis  L-R: Paul Rice (Rice Media), Marcus Daly (Michael Kay & Co.), Dean Pugh (West

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18
Mar

Ellis Hass & Co. Celebrates Its Launch

Jane Ellis and Ian Hass, solicitors with combined legal experience in excess of 40 years, identified a need for specialist tailored employment law advice.  They set up Ellis Hass & Co. last year and on 13 February 2013, hosted its official launch at The Forest Hotel, Dorridge.  The event was well attended by guests form

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18
Mar

Holiday Entitlement

  Holiday Entitlement Down Under On holiday recently, I got speaking to a lovely couple from Australia…..sadly, about employment law!  We were all talking about needing a relaxing holiday which is why we found ourselves where we were.  However, the surprising thing was that they mentioned they needed the holiday due to one of them

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22
Feb

Quick Updates

Quick Updates Parental leave The statutory right to parental leave is available to employees only and on the basis they have been employed for at least 1 year and have (or expect to have) responsibility for a child.  Currently each parent is entitled to take 13 weeks’ leave for each child (to be taken before the child’s 5th birthday)

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15
Feb

Employment Tribunal Claim Fees

  Fees for Filing an Employment Tribunal Claim Currently, individuals wanting to make a claim in the tribunal can file a claim free of charge.  However, this is set to change from Monday 29 July 2013 when an issue fee and hearing fee is introduced. The issue fee will be payable at the time the

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15
Feb

Important Timescales in Employment Law

  Important Timescales in Employment Law Claims for unfair dismissal For employees employed before 6 April 2012, they require 1 year of service to be able to bring this claim For employees employed on or after 6 April 2012, they require 2 years of service Claims need to be filed by an employee within 3

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15
Feb

Current Rates and Limits

Current Rates and Limits National Minimum Wage Standard Adult Rate (workers aged 21+) = £6.19 Development Rate (workers aged between 18 and 20 inclusive) = £4.98 Young Workers’ Rate (workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age) = £3.68 Apprenticeship Rate (apprentices under 19/those aged 19+but in the first year of their apprenticeship)

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15
Feb

Changing employees’ contracts

Changing employees’ contracts: Make sure you get the green light Most employers at some point will want to make changes to their employees’ terms and conditions.  There will be changes such as promotions which will then lead to other changes such as an increased salary, possibly hours of work may change, a bonus provision may

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