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Conversations on Healthcare Governance

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

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Government launches holiday pay consultation

Employee Benefits

The government has launched a consultation into the way holiday pay and entitlement is calculated for temporary, part-year and zero hours workers. The post Government launches holiday pay consultation appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government Relations Highlights From 40th Payroll Congress

American Payroll Association

In May, attendees at APA and GPMI’s Annual Payroll Congress Convention and Expo had the opportunity to hear directly from APA’s Government Relations staff and federal government partners

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Government rejects proposed menopause leave pilot

Employee Benefits

The government has published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s report on menopause and the workplace , which included recommendations regarding a dedicated menopause leave pilot.

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How HR Can Equitably Provide Health and Financial Security

Speaker: Gary Robinson, Sr. Vice President of Consultant Relations and Nicky Brown, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at HealthEquity

In this webinar two employee financial experts will discuss building health and financial security for employees.

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Government maintains national insurance contributions freeze

Employee Benefits

Autumn budget 2022: The government has decided to maintain the current freeze on employers’ national insurance (NI) contribution thresholds for a further two years. “A lower tax regime keeps unemployment low, maximises government receipts through income tax and corporation tax.

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Government maintains income tax thresholds

Employee Benefits

Autumn budget 2022: The government will maintain the current freeze on income tax personal allowance and higher-rate tax thresholds until April 2028. The post Government maintains income tax thresholds appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government changes fit note certification legislation

Employee Benefits

The government said that, before undertaking health and work conversations and certifying fit notes, HCPs should consider their scope of practice and ensure they have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience.

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Government increases national living wage by 9.7% for 2023

Employee Benefits

Autumn budget 2022: The government has agreed to raise the national living wage by 9.7% The national living wage is the rate set by the government as a legal minimum for employees aged above 23. ” The post Government increases national living wage by 9.7%

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Government appoints chief people officer

Employee Benefits

The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Fiona Ryland (pictured) as the government’s chief people officer following full external recruitment campaigns. The post Government appoints chief people officer appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

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Government reduces 45% income tax threshold

Employee Benefits

Autumn budget 2022: The government has reduced the threshold at which the 45% rate of income tax becomes payable, from £150,000 to £125,140. ” The post Government reduces 45% income tax threshold appeared first on Employee Benefits. Image credit: Gints Ivuskans / Shutterstock.com.

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Government scraps 45% tax rate on incomes above £150,000

Employee Benefits

Mini Budget 2022: The UK government has announced that it will scrap the 45% tax rate on incomes above £150,000 as of 6 April 2023. The post Government scraps 45% tax rate on incomes above £150,000 appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government to protect pensions triple lock

Employee Benefits

Autumn budget 2022: The government has confirmed that the pensions triple lock and credit will be protected, and rise by 10.1% The post Government to protect pensions triple lock appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Lovewell’s logic: Does government need to rethink its stance on menopause support?

Employee Benefits

On Wednesday, the government faced criticism for its rejection of a number of measures put forward by the Women and Equalities Commission in July last year to support women in the workplace experiencing menopause.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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Government scraps temporary national insurance increase

Employee Benefits

Mini Budget 2022: The government has scrapped the temporary 1.25 Andrew Tully, technical director at Canada Life, said: “This is a hugely significant tax cut from the government today, the largest for more than 40 years.

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Samantha Dickinson: Will workers’ rights be eroded by government legislation?

Employee Benefits

So, how will the government’s decision to allow agency workers to cover in the event of further strike action affect the gathering storm clouds? To lessen the impact of future strikes, the government has removed the restriction under regulation seven of the 2003 Conduct Regulations.

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Government to remove bankers’ bonus cap

Employee Benefits

Mini Budget 2022: Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng has announced government plans to scrap the bankers’ bonus cap , with plans for further regulatory reforms in coming weeks. ” The post Government to remove bankers’ bonus cap appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Northern Ireland government confirms £1,400 NHS pay award

Employee Benefits

The post Northern Ireland government confirms £1,400 NHS pay award appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government launches NHS pension changes consultation

Employee Benefits

The UK government has launched a consultation on potential changes to the NHS pension scheme , which could make it easier for retired and partially retired NHS staff to return to the workforce. The post Government launches NHS pension changes consultation appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government raises gender pay gap reporting threshold

Employee Benefits

The government has changed the threshold for gender pay gap reporting from 250 to 500 employees In a move to reduce red tape for medium-sized organisations in the UK. The post Government raises gender pay gap reporting threshold appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Protirement: Is the UK Government about to redefine ‘retirement’? 

LACE Partners

In one of our latest pieces, Tim Ringo from our team takes a look at a recent article in The Times that focused on a government campaign to bring over-50’s out of retirement, assessing the impact for businesses. The post Protirement: Is the UK Government about to redefine ‘retirement’?

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Government awards £1.97 million to help women in the workplace

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million from the government to support women with reproductive issues in the workplace. The post Government awards £1.97 Organisations including Birmingham Voluntary Services Council, Ashiana Community Project and Suffolk Libraries have received a share of £1.97

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Government consults on helping savers understand pensions

Employee Benefits

” The post Government consults on helping savers understand pensions appeared first on Employee Benefits. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on how to help savers, improve member communications , guidance, and decumulation products in pension schemes.

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Government Regulated Termination in India

Global People Strategist

In this country, companies with more than 100 employees can’t fire an employee without government permission! No one enjoys getting fired, but what if your country made it difficult for you to get fired without just cause?

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Lowest-paid Local Government Association staff accept 10.5% pay deal

Employee Benefits

More than 350,000 members of staff employed by the Local Government Association (LGA) have accepted an offer in which they will be paid an extra £1,925 this year. The post Lowest-paid Local Government Association staff accept 10.5%

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Government launches pilot to boost pay transparency

Employee Benefits

The UK government is piloting an initiative whereby participating employers will be asked to include salaries in job adverts in an attempt to reduce the gender pay gap. The post Government launches pilot to boost pay transparency appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government introduces online service to support disabled employees

Employee Benefits

The government has launched a £6.4 Employers that access the government service can also find free advice on how to manage staff who may be in or out of work with a disability or long-term health condition in an online question and answer format.

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Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Government Contractors

AssuredPartners

In April of 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14026 , which increased the minimum wage for employees of federal government contractors to $15. It is recommended that when working with a federal government contractor, you ask about their approach to fringe rates on their contracts.

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Lovewell’s logic: Does the UK government have workers’ interests at heart?

Employee Benefits

Over the past few weeks, there have been an increasing number of social media posts and press articles about a bill currently passing through Parliament, with which the UK government has the potential to fundamentally change employment rights.

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What governance does the TCPA provide for open-enrollment outreach?

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Government moves to reduce strike action through union regulation

Employee Benefits

Mini Budget 2022: Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that the government plans to legislate to reduce strike action by making trade unions take all pay offers to a member vote.

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Government releases guidance to clarify employment status case law

Employee Benefits

The government has published guidance on employment status that defines the rights and protections employees are entitled to, including pay , leave and working conditions. The post Government releases guidance to clarify employment status case law appeared first on Employee Benefits.

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Government expects to eliminate gender state pension gap by 2040

Employee Benefits

The government revealed that it expects the gender state pension gap to be eliminated by 2040, suggesting that auto-enrolment could decrease the savings shortfall between men and women.

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Government will not introduce menopause as a protected characteristic

Employee Benefits

Baroness Stedman-Scott, the Minister for Work and Pensions and Minister for Women, has confirmed that the government is not currently planning to introduce menopause as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, or to implement dual discrimination.