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Articles by Paula Fisher

  • EMPLOYMENT STATUS by Paula, posted on 17th Nov 2017 Deliveroo has won a legal case regarding the employment status of its riders...
  • E-CIGARETTES IN THE WORKPLACE by Paula, posted on 18th Jul 2017 When it comes to electronic cigarettes, there is plenty of conflicting information and opinion regarding the long-term safety and health benefits...
  • WHAT IS SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE? by Paula, posted on 4th Jul 2017 Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is an opportunity for new parents to take advantage of some additional flexibility...
  • PROOF OF RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK by Paula, posted on 8th Jun 2017 Your obligations to carry out checks to ensure a employee has the right to work in the UK Not everyone has the right to work in the UK and the Government has placed obligations on employers to carry out certain checks to make sure everyone they employ is eligible to work in the UK...
  • Not issuing contracts of employment can cost you money! by Paula, posted on 23rd Sep 2016 The contract of employment is formed when you offer someone a job and they accept it...
  • National Minimum Wage Increase - 1st October 2016 by Paula, posted on 13th Sep 2016 I am sure we all remember the introduction in April for the Living Wage...
  • Podcast by Paula, posted on 23rd Aug 2016 Rather than blogging this week, we have a podcast from Paula Fisher when she was recently interviewed by Fluid Business Coaching about her new book...
  • So what does Brexit mean for employment law? by Paula, posted on 28th Jun 2016 Well - nothing in the short term...
  • Auto-enrolment - it won't go away by Paula, posted on 10th Jun 2016 Auto-enrolment (workplace pensions) started in 2012 and by the end of 2017 all employers, regardless of their size, will need to comply and automatically enrol employees into a workplace pension...
  • ACAS Study - 7 out of 10 claims avoided by Paula, posted on 24th May 2016 ACAS has a statutory duty to promote the resolution of claims, by means of its conciliation service, in order to settle claims and avoid claims moving to a full hearing...
  • Dismissing for something that's not covered in your policy by Paula, posted on 29th Mar 2016 One of the fundamentals of employment law and unfair dismissal is the need for the employer to act fairly and reasonably...
  • ‘Can I take my sick day as holiday please?’ by Paula, posted on 22nd Mar 2016 This is a question that can often be asked by employees, especially when there is no 'Company sick pay' and only SSP is paid for sickness absence...
  • Low Pay Commission by Paula, posted on 8th Dec 2015 Low Pay Commission Last week we attended a meeting with the Low Pay Commission to discuss the new National Living Wage that is due to come into effect in April 2016...
  • Visit by Priti Patel, Minister for Employment by Paula, posted on 24th Nov 2015 We were delighted to welcome Priti Patel, Minister for Employment, to our offices on Friday 20th November 2015...
  • Government launch Workplace Pensions Advertising by Paula, posted on 22nd Oct 2015 Government launch Workplace Pensions Advertising The Government have launched a new advertising campaign specifically aimed at small businesses in order to remind them of their obligations under the new Workplace Pensions and Auto-enrolment Regulations...