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Plans mooted to extend self-certification sick note period

Proposals are being discussed to allow employees to self-certify sick leave for a longer period during any swine flu pandemic.

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Incorrect tax codes affect millions of employees

There has been a rise in the number of queries that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received concerning incorrect employee tax codes.

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Drop in sick leave at private sector firms

Employees working for private firms are taking less time off sick, a new report has revealed.

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Small business internships would help graduate employment

The government has been urged to create 5,000 graduate internships in smaller businesses as a way of combating rising unemployment among those leaving university.

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Review urges firms to engage with their employees

An independent review has said that involving employees fully in the future of their firms will help businesses to innovate and take advantage of new opportunities.

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High Court hearing for retirement age case

A case contesting the right of employers to force workers to retire at 65 has reached the High Court.

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Pension funds deeper in deficit

The financial shortfall for pension funds worsened in June, according to official figures.

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Review could signal end of compulsory retirement age

The government’s announcement that it is to bring forward a planned review of the default retirement age could mean that employers may lose the right to force staff to retire at 65.

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Penalty warning on late P11D(b) Returns

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said that, as from 13 July, it has started to send penalty notices to employers who have not yet filed their 2007-08 form P11D(b) Annual Returns.

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CBI proposes alternative to redundancy

A radical alternative to laying off staff could see workers, whose firms are suffering a fall in demand, paid to remain at home.

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