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The 12 HR Myths at Christmas | Employment Law Guidance

The 12 HR Myths at Christmas | Employment Law Guidance

We take a look at some of the most common HR myths at Christmas and provide practical guidance for employers and businesses. 1. Myth: Temporary Christmas-cover workers do not get holidays. 2. Myth: Temporary Christmas-cover workers do not have a contract if there is nothing in writing. 3. HR Myths at Christmas: An end of […]

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The Complete Guide to Retail Health and Safety

The Complete Guide to Retail Health and Safety

In the UK, the retail sector contributed around £194 billion to the national economy – roughly 11% of the country’s total output. It is the largest private sector employer in the country, employing approximately 4.9 million people and generating £406 billion in sales in 2017. The notable size of the retail sector means that it’s […]

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Handling Employee Theft – The Complete Guide for Employers

Handling Employee Theft – The Complete Guide for Employers

What Is Employee Theft? It’s important here to start with the definition of theft from an employer. Stealing at work is generally termed ‘theft in the workplace.’ Employee theft is generally defined as when an employee is guilty of “any stealing, use, or misuse of an employer’s assets without permission.” The term “assets” within this […]

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Notice Period Query? – Employers 5 Common Questions Answered

Notice Period Query? – Employers 5 Common Questions Answered

Notice periods, contractual and statutory rules, effective dates, and the giving and receiving of notice can be a very complex area of any employment relationship. It relates mainly to issues surrounding a termination of employment and in that sense can often be a contentious and negative subject. Read our roundup below of the 5 common […]

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Manufacturing Health and Safety: The Complete Guide

Manufacturing Health and Safety: The Complete Guide

On average, 22 employees in the manufacturing sector die in workplace accidents every year. More than 4,000 sustain injuries that keep them out of the workplace for a week or more. The importance of a thorough manufacturing Health and Safety policy cannot be underestimated. With this in mind, the Wirehouse team have compiled a complete […]

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Top 10 HR Questions About GDPR | Processing Personal Data

Top 10 HR Questions About GDPR | Processing Personal Data

Nearly 4 months after the legislation came into force, business owners and HR departments should be well underway with GDPR by now and ensuring they are processing their employee’s personal data fairly and lawfully. Whilst advising on HR and data protection, common queries have arisen regarding the processing of employee data, this guide tackles the […]

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A Guide to Dismissal Decisions for Employees Approaching 2 Years’ Service

A Guide to Dismissal Decisions for Employees Approaching 2 Years’ Service

The 2 year mark is a significant date in any employment relationship. This is because once an employee has 2 years’ continuous service they have the requisite qualifying service to bring an ordinary unfair dismissal claim. It is important to remember that there are a whole host of other claims, such as discrimination claims, that […]

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GDPR & 10 Common Misconceptions | Data Breach

GDPR & 10 Common Misconceptions | Data Breach

As everyone is aware, GDPR came into effect on 25th May and by now all organisations should be working towards and maintaining their compliance to minimise the risk of a data breach. There are many interpretations of the legislation and from this stems a variety of misconceptions which we address in this practical GDPR guide. […]

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