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Monday, 30 November 2009


Collective Redundancies

There is a duty on employers to consult over the business reasons for making redundancies (e.g. the financial, operational or structural reasons for the redundancies). In some instances this may require the employer to disclose some of the underlying financial data or business information.

For help and advice please contact Selwan Yousif at Kaslers Solicitors LLP on 0207 7121751

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Friday, 27 November 2009


Collective Redundancies

If an employer plans 20 or more redundancies within a 90-day period, then collective consultation is required. It does not matter if some employees decide to leave voluntarily (so as to then reduce the number below 20).

For help and advice please contact Selwan Yousif at Kaslers Solicitors LLP on 0207 7121751

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Thursday, 26 November 2009


Companies Act Filing of Accounts

The deadline for filing accounts for financial years beginning on or after 6 April 2008 is now 9 months (was 10 months) for private companies, and 6 months (was 7 months) for public companies.

For help and advice please contact Selwan Yousif at Kaslers Solicitors LLP on 0207 7121751


Wednesday, 4 November 2009


New proposals for paternity leave

The government has announced plans that will allow fathers to take up to a total of 26 weeks additional paternity leave.At present mothers are entitled to 52 weeks statutory maternity leave and a total of 39 weeks statutory maternity pay.

Fathers are entitled to only 2 weeks paid paternity leave if qualifying conditions are met. The governments current proposal is that fathers will be entitled to take “additional paternity leave” of up to 6 months.

This “additional paternity leave” will come off a mothers entitlement to 52 weeks maternity leave.

In effect both parents will be able to split the total of 52 weeks leave between them.

Plans to extend statutory maternity pay to the full 52 week period have been put on hold, meaning that if a father takes the additional 26 weeks leave, he will only be entitled to receive paternity pay for half of that (up to the total of 39 weeks for both mother and father).

The draft government regulations confirming the detail of the proposal have yet to be drawn up but it is expected that the new right will be effective for babies born on or after 5 April 2011.

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