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Maternity Leave Entitlement & Miscarriage | HR Advice for Employers

Maternity Leave Entitlement & Miscarriage | HR Advice for Employers

In recent months those involved in HR at any level have been near monopolised by Covid, isolation, shielding, furlough and numerous other off-shoots of the pandemic. But some issues have not gone away including the very delicate and sensitive ones of miscarriage and still births and their practical impact on entitlement to maternity leave and […]

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Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid a potential staffing headache. Some sectors have to work at Christmas, these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working at Christmas, others are not always […]

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Black Friday 2020 – Dealing with Key HR & Employment Law Issues

Black Friday 2020 – Dealing with Key HR & Employment Law Issues

Black Friday 2020 is already in full swing for many online retailers, with range of deals from tech to toys this year. But what are the HR issues affecting UK businesses on Black Friday 2020 ? We review 3 key HR challenges facing employers and provide practical guidance to help you manage your staff. Don’t […]

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Furlough Scheme Extension | Employers FAQs

Furlough Scheme Extension | Employers FAQs

In what was quite an unexpected development on 31st October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a four week national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December, and consequent Furlough Scheme extension (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme CJRS). It has now been confirmed as of 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will run until […]

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Disciplinary Investigations | Essential Guidance for Employers

Disciplinary Investigations | Essential Guidance for Employers

Getting disciplinary investigations correct from the beginning can really help ensure the whole disciplinary process runs more smoothly. When an employee has seemingly committed some “wrong doing” an employer could easily jump to a decision on exactly how they’re going to handle it, or want to dismiss them immediately. There are two reasons why this […]

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SOSR Third Party Pressure | Essential Employers Guide

SOSR Third Party Pressure | Essential Employers Guide

Many companies operate by hiring employees that they send to their client’s sites instead of the traditional workplace of an office or on their own site. It’s important for companies to ensure they send the right calibre of workers to their clients to maintain that positive relationship and avoid their clients going elsewhere with their […]

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Changing Terms and Conditions | Essential Employers Guide

Changing Terms and Conditions | Essential Employers Guide

For a while now we have been caught up in what is a crisis of real magnitude, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic having catastrophic consequences across all aspects of our lives. For businesses this has inevitably led to uncertainty and for many, loss. However, it is not all doom and gloom for some […]

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Employee Disciplinary & Unfair Dismissal | Employers Guide

Employee Disciplinary & Unfair Dismissal | Employers Guide

The importance of advising an employee of grounds for their dismissal cannot be overlooked when dealing with an employee disciplinary. In a recent case, Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employee was unfairly dismissed because his employer has failed to advise him of the grounds on which he was subsequently dismissed. Employee Disciplinary | Background […]

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