In 2015 1.5m small and micro-sized businesses must face implementing pension auto enrolment. It seems according to the media that many employers are not ready for pension auto enrolment.
According to research carried out in 2013 many small businesses are just not ready for pension auto enrolment.
Employment law seems to change every five minutes – the government have now decreed that employment law changes should be made April and October each year, but changes are often implemented outside of these months.
Michael Gove recently announced the introduction of performance related pay in the teaching industry from September.
The level of compensation an employment tribunal may award is due to go up on 6 April 2014 under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2014 (SI 2014/382).
The last five or so years have been blighted by the recession causing vast unemployment in the UK, but the tide has turned, it seems, recruitment is on the up and companies across the UK are doing well.
Lord Rennard, a key figure in the Lib Dems party, accused of alleged sexual harassment shows the case for conducting a thorough sexual harassment investigation and carefully managing the fall out from what is often a very fraught situation. This is particularly difficult for the Lib Dems as Lord Rennard is a high profile figure in the party having been inaugural in its creation.
The drive to implement pension auto enrolment by the government has been in place for a little while. The inititative was lead because private pension saving declined in the UK, probably impacted by the global recession leading to a drop in people saving for their old age as well as undersaving.