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BIS dates for the 2013 diary

In December 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published the ‘Fifth Statement of New Regulations’ (‘the Statement’). This document sets out implementation dates for regulatory reforms in 2013.

The Statement sets out the timetable for, and estimated financial impact of, a range of measures slated for implementation next year. The reforms cover a wide range of areas of law, including energy, planning and development, agriculture, companies and transport. For the purposes of employment law the following dates should be noted in the calendars of all employers:

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New BIS scheme to enforce National Minimum Wage (NMW) by naming and shaming employers

You may have all heard about the BIS scheme which was launched on 1 January 2011 and set out to name employers who failed to pay their employees the NMW. Well now Norman Lamb, Minister for Employment Relations, has named the first employer – Rita Patel. The Leicester hair and beauty salon owner has been named for failing to pay £3,361.22 to former worker following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Employment reforms–how will they affect you?

On 23 November 2011 Vince Cable announced a number of reforms, some of which came as no surprise for employment experts however the real question is – will the changes kick start recruitment in small and medium sized businesses? 
In my opinion the key proposals for employees, businesses and employment law specialists are as follows:

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