Entries by Eileen Pirie

DATA PROTECTION BILL 2017-19 RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT

The Data Protection Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018 and is now the Data Protection Act 2018.  This implements the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25th May 2018.  The Data Protection Act 1998 has been repealed and replaced by the Data Protection Act 2018. The Information […]

2018 LEGAL UPDATE – Friday 7th September 2018

This seminar will provide an overview of recent case law developments and discussion of changes to employment law in 2018.  The following topics will be covered during the seminar: The Taylor Review – Good Working Practices Termination Payments – Revised Tax Treatment Discrimination Case Law Update  Burden of Proof, Disability, Shared Parental Pay GDPR – Where are we […]

Heriot-Watt University – Graduate Apprenticeships

Heriot-Watt University’s Graduate Apprenticeship scheme, which is fully funded by Skills Development Scotland, is a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree-qualified employees with the skills for your engineering business needs.  For employers, Graduate Apprenticeships are an opportunity to enhance business, by supporting current and new employees to develop skills and talents.  Applications are currently open for a […]

SCOTTISH ENGINEERING ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER 2018

THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018 – HILTON HOTEL, 1 WILLIAM STREET, GLASGOW, G3 8HT. We are pleased to announce that our Principal Speaker at our Annual Dinner this year will be Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.  We are also pleased that our After Dinner speaker will be Sheriff Lindsay Wood. The cost […]

SMAS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2018

‘MAKING SMARTER IN SCOTLAND’ – WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018. THE WESTERWOOD HOTEL, CUMBERNAULD. The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference returns to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 30 May, where 400 manufacturing leaders will gather to be inspired, learn, network and debate. The 2018 Conference features a stellar line-up of keynote speakers, including Professor Juergen […]

WOODWARD AIRCRAFT ENGINE SYSTEMS – 20TH ANNIVERSARY AT PRESTWICK

Lindsey Miller and Claire Platts, employment solicitors at Scottish Engineering, were delighted to attend Woodward Aircraft Systems’ 20th Anniversary Dinner, which took place at Turnberry Resort on 6th March 2018. The event was held in order to commemorate Woodward’s 20th year at their site in Prestwick, Ayrshire.  It was a privilege to be invited to […]

ADVERSE WEATHER / PAY ADVICE

Member companies should consider the following advice in deciding whether or not to pay employees who were absent during the adverse weather over the period 28 February – 2 March 2018. Policy: Firstly, if the company has a policy in relation to adverse weather and pay, then the company should follow that policy.  Also, consider […]

ANNUAL INCREASES TO TRIBUNAL AWARDS

The Employment Rights (Increase in Limits) Order 2018 will come into force from 6th April 2018 and details the normal annual increases to maximum and minimum Tribunal awards. The main increases are as follows: Maximum week’s pay (for calculating redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award) increased from £489 to £508 Maximum compensatory award for […]

INCREASE TO THE HOURLY RATES OF NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

Increases to the hourly rates of national minimum wage will apply from 1st April 2018 as follows: The national living wage (for workers aged 25 and over) is £7.83 The standard adult rate (workers aged between 21 and 24) is £7.38 The development rate (workers aged between 18 and 20) is £5.90 The young workers […]