more about settlement agreements and compensatory awards

Proposals regarding settlement agreements from earlier this year have been fleshed out in a new government paper. Avid readers will recall talk of “protected conversations” – these seem to have died a death for now. The Government’s response to consultation seems to accept that such a concept could add to the administrative burdens on employers…

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October 2012 wage rates and contributions and the final demise of the state retirement age

As most readers are no doubt aware national minimum wage rates were subject to their usual increase on 1 October. The main rate has increased from £6.08 to £6.19. The rates for workers aged 16-17(£3.68) and 18-20 (£4.98) are unchanged this year. The apprentice rate has increased from £2.60 to £2.65 and the accommodation offset…

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