As students look forward to the long summer vacation and hope to obtain valuable work experience the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has issued guidance on when interns should receive the National Minimum Wage.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has today announced that with effect from 1 October 2013 the adult National Minimum Wage will increase.
Changes to the requirements for collective redundancy consultation come into effect today as part of the government’s agenda to increase labour market flexibility and lighten the regulatory burden on employers.
The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases with effect from today from £72,300 to £74,200. This new maximum applies where the effective date of termination is on or after 1 February 2013.
Since the statutory default retirement age of 65 was repealed in April 2011 employers have been able to set compulsory retirement ages for their own workforces, provided that they are objectively justified. The Supreme Court decision in the case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes give useful clarification of the tests that employers must meet in order to justify a compulsory retirement age.