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Monday, April 16th, 2012

Employment, HSE & Pensions

Qualifying period for claiming unfair dismissal is increased from one year to two years for people hired on or after 6 April. – www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#unfairdismissal-twoyears

Some employees contracted out of additional state pension are automatically brought within it. – www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#additionalstatepension

Changes in employment tribunal procedures. – www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#emptribunal-procedure

Serious workplace injuries, illness or near misses only have to be reported to HSE if they result, or could have resulted, in over seven days incapacitation (not over three days, as has been the case). But records must continue to be kept for over-three-day injuries and illness. – www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#riddor

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