28th July 2016

Questions and Answers

If you need quick answers to simple questions, it has probably been asked and answered before. We select the most popular enquiries and give you a selection of answers from professionals, solicitors and industry experts for you.


Employment

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How can an employer avoid unfairly dismissing an employee or employees?

In order to avoid unfairly dismissing an employee or employees, the employers reason(s) for the dismissal must be fair, for instance: a reason relating to the employee’s capability or qualification for performing work of the kind s/he was employed to do a reason relating to the conduct of the employee ...
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When should workers start to receive a new National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates are re-assessed annually, and currently any changes take effect from 1 October each year. A new National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced on 1 April 2016 for eligible workers aged 25 and over. This will also be reassessed annually, and any changes will take ...
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Do I have to give every employee an employment contract?

You don't 'give' an employee a contract — a contract will exist, whether you like it or not, as soon as someone accepts your job offer. You are, however, legally required to give every employee a written statement covering specified terms and conditions, within two months of the employment beginning ...
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Data Protection

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Someone working for one of our sub-contractors now wants copies of all the information we have in which his name appears. Do we have to provide it?

Probably not, but consider taking legal advice. In a case in this area, the Court of Appeal decided the fact that someone's name appears in a document does not in itself make it 'personal data' ...
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