Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Black Friday, this year it falls on Monday 28th November. The term ‘Black Friday’ originated in America, its a day when retailers slash their prices resulting in increased sales and profits. Cyber Monday is traditionally when online retailers slash their prices. However most retailers taking part in Black […]
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If you are an employer facing the need to reduce staff for reason of redundancy, then depending on the numbers involved you need to comply with a defined statutory redundancy procedure covering consultation and timescales or you could face a heavy tribunal award against you. This applies no matter how genuine and inevitable the redundancy […]
We review the new ACAS guidance on suspending employees recently published in September 2022. While this advice has no legal status and does not state anything entirely new from a legal standpoint, it is likely to be referred to by employees and representatives when making tribunal claims. It still remains the case, that an employer […]
It certainly has been a turbulent time for the Conservative Party over the last month. If there is anything we can take away from the comings and goings of key personnel within the party, it’s that the stability of staff has a key role to play in the success of any business. Whilst some staff […]
Following on from previous initiatives, the HSE October 2022 campaign focuses on aches, pains and strains within the construction industry. As in previous years, inspectors will look at whether businesses are taking the correct action to ensure workers are being protected. This is part of HSE’s longer term health and work strategy to improve health […]
It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and the temperature drops and quite often, we see more rain and wind. The aim of this article is to discuss wet weather conditions, how they can affect businesses and the duties employers must undertake to manage the risks of slips and trips at work. […]
If you employ part year employees, zero hour employees or engage casual workers, you’ll likely have read about the Harpur Trust v Brazel case; the details and the implications. This guidance note, expands on our recent article and focuses on what this decision actually means in practice for employers & what your options are moving forward. Harpur […]
As you will be aware sickness absence can so easily negatively impact the operation of any business. Employers are also under a duty to ensure the health, safety and well being of those that they employ. With this in mind, welfare meetings play a valuable role in in the process of absence management – be […]