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  • EMPLOYER PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS COUNT TOWARDS A WEEK'S PAY by Fiona, posted on 20th Oct 2017 It has been long standing practice that when calculating a week's pay for redundancy payments and certain employment tribunal awards, that employer pension contributions are not included...
  • NEW LEAVE ALLOWANCE FOR GRIEVING PARENTS by Fiona, posted on 17th Oct 2017 Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible, there is no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for grieving parents...
  • WHAT TO CONSIDER IF YOU WANT TO SUSPEND AN EMPLOYEE by Lisa, posted on 10th Oct 2017 On 15th August 2017 the High Court heard the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth...
  • SOCIAL MEDIA - THE BIGGEST WORKPLACE DISTRACTION by Lisa, posted on 26th Sep 2017 Fleximize released their findings in July 2017 of a study into workers procrastination habits and identified that the instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most distracting platform...
  • MONITORING EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS by Lisa, posted on 12th Sep 2017 On 12th January 2016 The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section) heard the case of Barbulescu v Romania whereby a Romanian national, Mr Barbulescu, alleged that his employer's decision to terminate his contract had been based on a breach of his right to respect for his private life and correspondence and that the domestic courts had failed to protect his right; he relied on Article 8 of the Convention, which reads as follows: "1...
  • CAN AN EMPLOYEE REQUEST PART-TIME WORKING OR A CHANGE TO THEIR HOURS? by Lisa, posted on 29th Aug 2017 The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides employees, who have at least 26 weeks' continuous employment, the statutory right to request flexible working...
  • HOW CAN I IMPROVE EMPLOYEE RETENTION? by Lisa, posted on 15th Aug 2017 Certain industries have a high turnover of employees in the first few months as a result or resignations or dismissals...
  • THE TAYLOR REVIEW OF MODERN WORK PRACTICES by Lisa, posted on 1st Aug 2017 The Taylor Review of Modern Work practices Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, has undertaken an independent review of modern working practices entitled ‘Good Work'...
  • WHAT ARE LAWFUL PAY DEDUCTIONS? by Lisa, posted on 1st Aug 2017 What are lawful pay deductions? Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, to enable employers to lawfully make deductions from wages or take payments from an employee, the deduction or payment must be: required or authorised by legislation (for example, income tax or national insurance deductions) authorised by the worker's contract - provided the worker has been given a written copy of the relevant terms or a written explanation of them before it is made consented to by the worker in writing before it is made...
  • THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES ARE UNLAWFUL by Fiona, posted on 27th Jul 2017 Fees were introduced by the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 2013...