HR support for SMEs

  1. Despite many UK businesses still being affected by lockdown restrictions, this can’t be used as an excuse to bypass the rules or cut corners when it comes to Disciplinary and Grievance procedures. Aside from some specific amendments to legislation as a response to the outbreak, unless advised otherwise officially by the Government, the law remains […]

  2. The Law Commission has recently conducted an employment tribunal review and has published its report on the tribunal structure, putting forward a series of 23 recommendations. Whilst some points are rather niche and will have limited impact on the vast amount of claims, there are some points which will have widespread impact on businesses and […]

  3. The Government have made several updates to their guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has brought some welcome clarity to some aspects of the scheme. In addition, on 15th April, the Treasury published a direction to HMRC which provided further details of the rules of the scheme (Treasury Direction). As of 17 […]

  4. Cross examining a witness via video conference call would never have been considered by the Employment Tribunal system a few weeks ago but there is a possibility that remote Employment Tribunals could take place in the future. Although we are a long way from full merit hearings taking place via video conferencing, it is not […]

  5. In December 2018 the Government published the Good Work Plan in response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. It set out ambitious proposals for Employment Law reform in the UK, taking into account advances in technology and societal trends and the impact this has on the wider worker community. The Good Work Plan […]

  6. The recruitment process is usually the first contact someone will have with your company so always treat potential candidates respectfully to ensure their experience of your business is a positive one, even if they are not successful getting a job with you. They may pass on their good experience to someone who may be your […]

  7. We understand the challenges facing business owners and that dealing with Employment Law and Health and Safety issues can be complicated and time consuming. Read our round-up of helpful business tips specifically for smaller businesses and start-ups, to make life easier for you. 1. Contracts of Employment Organise contracts of employment and an employee handbook. […]

  8. For many businesses the end the end of the holiday year falls in line with the end of the financial year and subsequently over the next month or two you may receive increased requests for holidays as staff try to use up any outstanding holiday entitlement. Get free HR advice today about managing holiday pay […]