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ACAS Code of Practice Transitional Period. In previous bulletins we have been keeping you up to date with the new ACAS Code of Practice that was published early this year. The main effect of the new code is that it is no longer mandatory for employees to raise a grievance in order to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal. The changes only apply to matters where the event giving rise to the claim occurred after 6 April 2009. For...

National Minimum Wage Increase As of 1 October 2009 the following rates apply: Adults aged 22 or above: £5.80 18 to 21 year olds: £4.83 16 and 17 year olds: £3.57 You should also bear in mind that apprentices under the age of 19, or over the age of 19 and in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship, do not qualify for the national minimum wage. Beware the Workplace Bully! Employers can be liable for the actions of employees who bully and...