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HaytonHeyes is now part of FDR Law

Posted January 3, 2017 - Helen in news

As of January 2017, HaytonHeyes is now part of Warrington law firm FDR Law and is delivering the same HR advisory, consultancy and training services. For more information or to contact Kim Hayton or Kerry Mercer call 01925 230000 or go to FDR HR

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Reduction in the number of Unfair Dismissal Cases

Posted November 21, 2016 - Helen in Discrimination & news

It’s not a surprise to hear in the news recently that the number of Unfair Dismissal cases have reduced dramatically under the Tribunal fee system. The Trade Union Congress has reported that there has been a 73% drop in the number of Unfair Dismissal claims being taken to Tribunal. There were also reductions in the […]

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Holiday Pay Workshop – Friday 25th November 2016

Posted November 7, 2016 - Helen in Holiday Pay & news & Policies & Procedures

The Holiday Pay Workshop takes place on Friday 25th November 2016 at FDR Law, 21 Bold Street, Warrington WA1 1DG. Aimed at Managers of HR and Payroll, the focus will be on understanding the complexities around calculating Holiday Pay, and the impact this can have on budget planning.  This hands-on workshop will be run by Kim Hayton and will take the format […]

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Gender Pay Gap – Still a long way to go

Posted November 7, 2016 - Helen in Gender Pay Gap & news & Policies & Procedures

Discussions around the Gender Pay Gap and how to redress the balance have been in the forefront since the government issued a consultation report in the summer with detailed plans on reporting in the public sector. It is expected that separate regulations will come into force by the end of 2016 that will require private […]

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Are you where you want to be?

Posted November 7, 2016 - Helen in Life Coaching

Remember that Back to School feeling? That mixture of excitement, nervousness and anticipation of what’s to come? As our youngsters have recently headed back to their classroom after the summer and half term break, many adults are wishing that they were also having similar feelings but sadly the reality is quite different for many. Recent data from […]

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Using Freelance Staff full time

Posted October 26, 2016 - Helen in National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage & news & Policies & Procedures

The HMRC have announced this week that they are to form a specialist team to look at the organisations using freelance staff to carry out a full time role. Using freelance workers mean that an organisation does not have to provide the associated benefits of employment i.e. National Living / Minimum Wage, sick pay, pensions, […]

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Discrimination in the News – Lee v Ashers Baking Company

Posted October 26, 2016 - Helen in Discrimination & Employment Tribunal & Policies & Procedures

In the June-July 2015 issue of the HaytonHeyes newsletter we reported on this Northern Ireland case that had been making the headlines. A Christian-run bakery refused a customer’s request to have a cake made and decorated with a slogan supporting gay marriage. The baker was found guilty of discriminating against a gay customer and just […]

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Keeping our future workforce happy (and staying put!)

Posted October 24, 2016 - Helen in news & Recruitment

At the recent Monster Thinking event a topic for discussion was how to keep our younger workforce from job hopping. It is predicted that by 2030, about 75% of our workforce will be ‘millennials’ and that their needs in the workplace will be different than the ones that have been used to incentivise employees traditionally. […]

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National Minimum Wage Increase

Posted October 4, 2016 - Helen in National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage & news

On the 1st October 2016, the changes to the National Minimum Wage were applied: For workers aged 21 to 24 the rate increased to £6.95 (from £6.70) The development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 is now £5.55 (from £5.30) The young workers rate (non-apprentices aged under 18 but above compulsory school age) is […]

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Shared Parental Leave Victory

Posted October 4, 2016 - Helen in Maternity & Policies & Procedures & Shared parental leave

In a recent Employment Law Tribunal Case, David Snell was awarded over £28,000 as compensation in a sex discrimination claim. David Snell and his wife are both employed by Network Rail and when their first child was born they wanted to take advantage of Shared Parental Leave, which allows them to split the requisite parental […]

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