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  • HOLIDAYS FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES by Fiona, posted on 30th Oct 2018 The minimum statutory holiday entitlement is 5...
  • MANAGING ABSENCE by Paula, posted on 23rd Oct 2018 We get many enquiries about Managing Absence and according to the Office for National Statistics an estimated 137...
  • WHAT DOES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES REALLY MEAN? by Paula, posted on 9th Oct 2018 We've all heard the words ‘equal opportunities' being used, but what does it really mean to ensure that all employees are treated equally (regardless of their sex, marital status, nationality, colour, race, age, national origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation or disability) and have the same access to promotion and progression within an organisation? Most commonly, the term ‘equal opportunity' is a term used within human resources to describe the actions and measures taken to ensure fairness in employment and recruitment...
  • MANAGING PROBATIONARY PERIODS by Paula, posted on 2nd Oct 2018 Many Companies adopt a probationary period when appointing new employees...
  • Managing Probationary Periods by Fiona, posted on 2nd Oct 2018 Many Companies adopt a probationary period when appointing new employees...
  • EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIMS UP BY 165% by Paula, posted on 29th Sep 2018 The latest figures and statistics relating to employment tribunal claims (for the period April to June 2018) has been published by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)...
  • WHY CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS BUSINESS by Paula, posted on 25th Sep 2018 I'm not going to harp on about compliance and legal requirements, they go without saying...
  • NOT ALL CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE THE SAME by Paula, posted on 18th Sep 2018 There are good contracts of employment and poor ones...
  • SLEEPING ON THE JOB AND THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE by Fiona, posted on 11th Sep 2018 Are employees entitled to the National Minimum Wage when they sleep during all or part of their shift/ job? The recent case of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake has provided some clarification from the Court of Appeal...
  • INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKING by Fiona, posted on 19th Jul 2018 What should you do if you are advised that an employee has posted derogatory comments on their Facebook account, the content of which could be considered as discriminatory? We advised on a case where an employee had posted comments on their Facebook page about another work colleague who was pregnant...