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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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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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Settlement agreements and tax

Friday, 16 September 2016
 

Settlement agreements (previously called compromise agreements prior to 29 July 2013) are in some circumstances taxable. The Government has announced that changes to the rules on taxation of termination payments will come into force from April 2018


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Health and Safety Recipe

Thursday, 15 September 2016
 

A quick and easy recipe, which if prepared methodically alongside a pouring of sensitivity can provide comfort for all!


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Are all your managers managing employee stress effectively?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
 

There are so many rules and regulations surrounding Health and Safety at work, how do you proactively ensure your business is compliant at managing employee mental health and wellbeing?


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Flexible working – Our Top 10 Tips for handling requests

Friday, 29 July 2016
 

Every employee has the statutory right to ask to work flexibly after 26 weeks' service and, it’s important to remember, each employee can only make a request once in any 12 month period. So here are our top tips to help you manage flexible working requests


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Latest case concerning dress codes

Friday, 29 July 2016
 

In a recent case, Bougnaoui v Micropole SA, the French employee wore a headscarf which covered her head (but not her face), in line with her Muslim faith. She was requested by her employer not to wear the headscarf to client meetings, following a complaint by a customer. Read the court's guidance.


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Home Office cracking down on working documentation

Friday, 29 July 2016
 

This month immigration officials detained 35 employees from Byron Hamburger Restaurants in London. This is in line with the Home Office’s new focus on right-to-work documentation and prosecution for illegal workers.


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Being aware of mental health in the workplace

Friday, 29 July 2016
 

CIPD’s new research, published this month, found that the number of reported mental health cases at work had increased over the last five years. Of over 2000 employees surveyed in 2011 a quarter had reported experiencing mental health issues but this rose to a third in 2016. 85% of employees said that they found it difficult to concentrate and 64% said it affected their ability to respond to tasks quickly. How can you help?


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