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An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in employment is a vast topic, and not one that can be examined in one article. What this article will seek to do is take a whistle-top tour through the topic, giving an overview of the legally defined forms of discrimination, how to recognise them, the impact a discrimination claim can have on your […]

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Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

This article is aimed at companies who carry out work or who are based within the Republic of Ireland, but it may also be beneficial to those who are considering taking work within the Republic of Ireland such as an electrical job. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on the Safety, Health […]

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Sleep Ins & Calculating the National Minimum Wage

Sleep Ins & Calculating the National Minimum Wage

Last month, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on the two joined cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad & Another which related to the thorny issue of ‘sleep ins’ and whether workers should be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of the shift, or only for […]

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Contract of Employment | An Essential Guide for Employers

Contract of Employment | An Essential Guide for Employers

On 6 April 2020, certain changes were made to the information that must be given in a ‘section 1 statement’. This document is often referred to as a contract of employment or a written statement of particulars of employment. During this article, for ease, we will refer to the document as a ‘contract’. Prior to […]

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Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

On Friday 19th February 2021, the Supreme Court finally handed down the judgment in the long running saga of Uber v Aslam & others. Our Employment Law team review why it’s a landmark case in relation to employment rights and worker status, and look at the implications for employers and businesses moving forward. Key Factors […]

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Essential Guide to TUPE Regulations – Help & Advice for Employers

Essential Guide to TUPE Regulations – Help & Advice for Employers

We know that due to the complex nature of TUPE regulations it can be a challenge for employers to understand their legal obligations. Wirehouse advise our clients when TUPE is applicable and provide legal advice and support to ensure peace of mind that any agreements put in place protect their business interests. The Transfer of […]

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Female Employee Entitlements & Supporting Women at Work

Female Employee Entitlements & Supporting Women at Work

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s a good opportunity for employers to refresh their knowledge about female employee entitlements and understand how they can support their female personnel; from pregnancy and those on maternity leave, to every day working mums. Female employees are still subject to discrimination, whether direct or indirect, on a daily basis […]

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Budget 2021 | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Budget 2021 | Essential HR Advice for Employers

In the Spring Budget 2021, Rishi Sunak set out several new measures intended to restart the UK’s economic recovery. Our Employment Law team have reviewed the key points affecting UK businesses and provide advice for employers. Rishi’s Budget 2021 | 3 Key Points 1. The Chancellor has promised an addition £44.3 billion in support measures […]

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