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Employment Status – Employee, Worker, Self-Employed?

27/09/2017

The news is currently a blaze with the status of people within companies at the moment with Uber, Addison Lee & Pimlico plumbers all having been (or still going through appeal) to an […]

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Do you know the background of your team? – Uber loses licence.

26/09/2017

An excellent article written by Emily Burt of People management (25th September 2017) highlights the importance to businesses of robust background of your team checking procedures, after Uber had its licence to operate […]

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Is your employee holiday “messed up”?

18/09/2017

Holiday – Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holiday. The budget airline said on Saturday 16th September that it would cancel 40-50 flights […]

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Sports Direct resort to the use of the ‘Emoji’ to measure employee happiness.

15/09/2017

Sports Direct warehouse employee (s) who say they are unhappy with their working conditions are being identified by their fingerprints and asked to explain their grievances to management, according to the trade union […]

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Postman wins £22,000 at Employment Tribunal (ET)

31/08/2017

This is a recent case that took place at an Employment Tribunal in Manchester on the 3rd – 6th April 2017 concerning a Worker who had requested flexible working back in 2012 to […]

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Disciplinary & Grievance, HR Support, Employment Law

Butchers ‘meal deal’ Award of £6,091.

14/08/2017

This is a case, which was recently at an Employment Tribunal (ET) & brought by a former employee for failure to follow the Acas Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures. It highlights the importance of […]

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Two-thirds of workers enjoy following a dress code

09/08/2017

Matthew from Consensus HR states ” When we draft Contracts of Employment & Employee handbooks for clients one of the key areas we discuss is their dress code within the workplace and what […]

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A Hidden Cost!

01/08/2017

Recruitment within businesses can sometimes entail a hidden cost that business owners do not take into account such as the additional burden for the team to develop the new member in the role […]

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Compassionate Leave in the workplace.

24/07/2017

One of the many questions we get asked in relation to compassionate leave in the workplace by our clients is what is the law in relation to ‘bereavement / compassionate leave’ and what […]

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The Temperatures Are Rising!

14/06/2017

What are the legal / best practices for businesses when it comes to their teams? The British weather does not generally result in extreme temperatures but what about when this does happen and […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination at work results in a £25,000 award

05/06/2017

A recent article in PM Daily by Emily Burt describes how a woman has been awarded £25,000 in compensation after an employment tribunal ruled she had been unfairly dismissed after she became pregnant […]

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mental health

Mental Health: The HR Perspective

22/05/2017

Mental health has been catapulted into the headlines recently, thanks to Mental Health Awareness Week (8 – 14 May) and royal revelations from Prince Harry about seeking counselling and his support of the […]

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