Who you take advice from matters ……… A LOT!

Would you allow a GP to carry out brain surgery on you? Would you want your accountant giving you a manicure? The answer to both, I suspect, is NO! So why do people listen to family and friends when they need advice on their staff? The answer we are sometimes given is “because they have […]

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Discrimination

  Well written policies and procedures which are communicated and applied consistently are the key to ensuring that the risk  of discrimination is reduced as much as possible. Employees (as well as workers and job applicants) could bring claims for discrimination on the basis of Age, Gender, Race, Beliefs, Marital Status, Disability and Sexual Orientation. […]

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Is it a Duck?

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers are infact ‘workers’ under the definition in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore are afforded protections not available to genuine freelancers. This case will be appealed by Uber, they can’t afford not to because of the implications for their global business model. Uber have also looked […]

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The Employment Legislation Outlook

Below is a summary of planned employment legislation changes. There are a couple of things to note: There was no statutory increase in rates in April of this year, except for Redundancy which increased by £4 per week There may be an alignment of the National Minimum Wage Increases and the National Living Wage increases […]

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Zero Hours Contracts – do they have a role to play in your business?

Since May 2015, employers have not been ‘allowed’ to include exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts of employment. However at the time, there was no penalty against them if they did so or if they disciplined an employee or treated them less favourably for working elsewhere or asking for permission to work elsewhere. Finally, some […]

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Feeling The Heat

With temperatures soaring and no sign of an end to these wonderful hot days of summer, employees and employers are both feeling the strain. For absolute clarification …… there is no legal maximum working temperature and to this point, a group of MPs now want to introduce a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees (lowered […]

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