Would you like some older workers?

In February the Government’s business champion for older workers, Andy Briggs CEO of Aviva, called for a million more older workers to be in work by 2022. Attitudes to retirement are changing as we discussed in an earlier blog. There were fears in 2011, that, following removal of automatic retirement, older workers would become “incapable” […]

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For goodness sake, when will they retire?

If you have ever uttered those words in frustration, now is the time to stop! A fundamental shift in employee rights took place on 1st October. Previously an employer could require an employee to retire on a pre-determined date on or after their 65th birthday. Today the employee tells the employer when they will retire. […]

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For goodness sake, when will they retire?

If you have ever uttered those words in frustration, now is the time to stop! A fundamental shift in employee rights took place on 1st October. Previously an employer could require an employee to retire on a pre-determined date on or after their 65th birthday. Today the employee tells the employer when they will retire. […]

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Employee Handbook updates April 2011

This outlines the current legislative changes that could affect your Employee Handbook. If there are any points of concern that you might have, for example about changes that you may have heard about in the press please get in touch with us. A lot of press coverage is more alarmist than it needs to be, […]

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When retirement goes…

Employers need to think through the implications of working with no retirement age. In theory any centenarian, or even super-centenarian (!) will be able to continue working indefinitely and forced retirement will not be an option. Lack of capability may be. Care with capability Tests of capability for older employees will have to meet the […]

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