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Are you aware of the legal requirements around flexible working requests?

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

There has been a marked increase in the number of flexible working requests. Are you aware of your responsibilities and the legal consequences of mishandling the requests? Read our article on how you should approach managing flexible working requests based on recent case guidance. 


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Using mediation to manage conflict

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

Do all your employees get on? Do they have grievances with each other? Are you aware of these issues before they become a big problem? Conflict between colleagues can take on many different forms and at times this can lead to sickness absence. Are you aware how mediation can help to resolve these conflicts? Read our top tips on how to use mediation to manage conflict and avoid issues.


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Beating the Winter Blues

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

Have you seen an increase in your absence rates this winter? Did you find it hard to get up and out of bed today? Did your employees just want to stay at home today? Are we all suffering with the “Winter Blues”? Read our key tips for preventing the winter blues and reducing sickness absence from work.


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What Should a Contract of Employment include?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
 

Are you meeting the statutory minimum requirements, where contracts of employment for new starters are concerned? Of course employers have the option of whether to include additional clauses such as the process to be followed in relation to sickness absence, discipline and grievances and other organisational processes, but there are some main statutory clauses for a new starter contract that must be included. 


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Holiday pay commission case finally confirmed

Thursday, 13 October 2016
 

The Court of Appeal confirmed on 7th October the long-waited verdict in the case of Lock v British Gas. It concluded, as expected, that all employers will be required to pay commission as part of holiday pay where applicable. Read what this means to employers.


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Shared Parental Pay – First tribunal case of its kind

Thursday, 13 October 2016
 

The landmark case of Snell v Network Rail has made history awarding £30,000 to a father for sex discrimination in relation to shared parental leave. The case was based around parents who worked at the same organisation and therefore argued that they should have been subject to the same conditions. Read the details of the case.


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Make sure you’re applying the National Minimum Wage increase from 1 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

Quick summary of how to apply the National Minimum Wage, who it applies to and how much should be paid from 1st October 2016.


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Tattoos… For or Against?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

Whether personally you’re for or against Tattoos is somewhat immaterial from a business perspective. It’s important to question whether your organisation’s decisions are based on the needs of the business or management’s preference?  If so, are those preferences lawful?


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Apprenticeship levy will come into force in April 2017

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

The Government has confirmed that the Apprenticeship Levy will definitely come into force on 6th April 2017. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a wage bill of over £3 million a year, to make an investment towards apprenticeships.


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How to Avoid Workplace Maternity Discrimination Claims

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
 

The Citizens Advice Bureau reports that it has seen a 58%* increase in the number of maternity leave queries in the last two years. Organisational culture determines how new and expectant mothers are treated and the culture often comes from the top. What’s the culture in your organisation and is it a culture you’re proud of? Here are our top tips to support new and expectant mothers.


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