White Horse Employment and Professional Resources

Issue 52, May 2011

Employment Law Timetable
What does the future hold?

Employment Law can often seem like a minefield, so we have put together a brief guide of what to look out for over the coming months.

Read and subscribe to the latest guidance and tips on our Employer Services Blog

Agency Worker Regulations
Seminar: How will these changes effect you?

The AWR, designed to provide equal treatment for agency workers is coming into affect on the 1st October 2011.

To assist local employers to understand their obligations under these new regulations, we have partnered with Paul Chamberlain, Partner at Brabners Chaffe Street, an Employment Law professional for the leading North West firm and expert in this field to host our seminar on the subject on 9th June

Paul is a recognised leader in the law relating to recruitment agencies and is the appointed employment law adviser to TEAM (The Employment Agents' Movement), REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and ALP (Association of Labour Providers).

It is essential that as an employer you understand how these changes may affect you, and this seminar will provide an overview of the new Regulations along with tips to ensure you are prepared.

If you would like to receive more information on this forthcoming seminar, email emma.roberts@wh-employment.co.uk or call us on 01225 777157.

Do not miss out on this excellent opportunity to understand how these changes could affect you and how you, as a local employer need to be prepared.

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National Minimum Wage (NMW)
Increases from 1st October 2011

  • The main rate of the national minimum wage for over 21s rises 2.5% from £5.93 to £6.08 per hour
  • The rate of pay for 18-20 year olds increases from £4.92 to £4.98 per hour
  • The rate for workers aged 16 to 17 rises from £3.64 to £3.68 per hour and;
  • The apprentice rate increases from £2.50 to £2.60 per hour.

Read more via the Low Pay Commission website.

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