Grandparental leave is on the way. What do employers need to know?

In proposals announced affecting employment law, by the then Chancellor George Osborne in 2015, plans to extend shared parental leave to grandparents could be in place by 2018 (this is obviously relevant to people in the Stockport area). Currently under consultation, the extension of the current shared parental leave (SPL) rules would allow mothers the option

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The ‘gig economy’. What do you need to know?

According to statistics, the so-called ‘gig economy’ now accounts for up to 5 million workers in the UK including Stockport. The concept of workers’ services being utilised on a contractual basis is nothing new. So why has this manner of working become so controversial in recent months? The main reason is due to two Employment

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Gender pay gap reporting. What do you need to know?

On 6th April 2017, The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 for private and voluntary-sector employers come into force. Applying to all private and voluntary-sector employers with 250 or more employees, the new legislation makes it mandatory for employers to release information relating to employee pay and bonus pay, as well as

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Protecting your company’s data and clients

A recent criminal case caught our eye this month; it’s not common for criminal matters to extend into the employment law arena, but this particular matter highlights important considerations for employers and employees with regards to personal data. The case involved a former recruitment agency employee who retained the personal data of approximately 100 clients

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Thinking of employing an apprentice in 2017?

Hello and welcome to our first employment update of 2017. At this early point in the New Year we thought we’d take a look at what’s on the employment law agenda for 2017. One of the major changes due to come in to effect is the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017. The

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