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National Minimum Wage - Further reasons to take seriously

The Government has confirmed plans to increase the maximum fine for failure to pay the National Minimum Wage from the current £5,000 to £20,000 in a move aimed at clamping down on the rising number of complaints in this area. These new powers are due to come in to force in February 2014.

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Construction & Engineering

Construction & Engineering Newsletter January 2014

Happy New Year! The BPE Construction & Engineering Team has decided to start 2014 by aiming to create a newsletter that breaks all the rules and contains information that people will actually want to read! As with the style of our advice to clients, we will get to the point quickly and provide practical information, rather than boring you with case law. In case this approach leaves you wondering if we really are solicitors after all, where there has been a genuinely newsworthy case since the last edition, the new look newsletter will contain one in depth article, alongside shorter snippets of information that you can read whilst sipping your detox fruit smoothie (or decent cup of builder's!).

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New Year to bring TUPE changes with it

Following on from our latest Employment Bulletin, which was sent out earlier this week, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has confirmed that the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, containing the proposed changes to the TUPE regulations, will come into force on 31 January 2014.

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