The government launched a consultation on TUPE in January, the regulations intended to protect the employment rights of employees who are affected by the transfer of a business or service. They propose to repeal some of the changes made in 2006.
NCVO is working with a range of voluntary organisations to make recommendations on behalf of the sector and has put together a survey on the issue at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8C2BDG3 » Continue reading news item ... “Sector response to Protection of Employment Regulations”
Northern Ireland’s volunteering organisation Volunteer Now has reviewed and updated its ‘As Good As They Give’ series of workbooks on volunteer management, originally created in 2001. Available for download from Volunteer Now.
(Source: NICVA eNews)
Helpful updates from Sandy Adirondack on the PAYE ‘real time’ changes, the end of PAYE exemption rule for students, increases in statutory maternity and sick pay, and reminder about abolition of tax reliefs on luncheon vouchers and cycle to work breakfasts.
Start at her note on HMRC online resources and scroll down to the others, http://www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#paye-resources.
More employers are using mediation to attempt to resolve workplace issues, so the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Acas have jointly produced ‘Mediation: An approach to resolving workplace issues’. This is an update of the employers guide first published in 2008.
Available via the Acas news release at http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4168 or direct download (pdf, 5MB).
Personnel professionals body CIPD has revised its ‘Retention of HR records’ factsheet, available via http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/factsheets/retention-hr-records.aspx.
Following the recent European Court of Human Rights ruling on religious freedom in the workplace, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued fresh guidance for employers.
It includes sample requests for religious accommodation that employees might make, with practical guidance on how employers should deal with them. Also see People Management news item.