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Archives: Feb 18, 2015

Mothers and fathers-to-be need to start workplace conversation

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 By In Employment news

Expectant parents must have an all-important conversation with their employers with just eight weeks to go until mothers and fathers with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 can start sharing up to 50 weeks of parental leave. With 285,000 working couples expected to be eligible for Shared Parental

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Tribunal President Shona Simon talks of devolution discussions

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 By In Employment news

The President of Employment Tribunal (Scotland) Shona Simon has made comments about the system in Scotland in the latest Senior President of Tribunals annual report which has been released by the UK Government. "Last year I stated that the Employment Tribunal system continued to be the focus of significant change,

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Argument shifting towards living wage

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 By In Inside the world of work

Ann Budge, the chairman and owner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, called the introduction of the Living Wage at her Edinburgh club a “no brainer.” Speaking last week at the Making Work Pay breakfast meeting, organised by the Edinburgh Partnership, at Tynecastle Stadium, she was able to outline the reasons

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