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Going on Holiday?

19th September 2013

Your full-time employee has four years’ service, has been on long-term sick leave for nine months...

Your full-time employee has four years’ service, has been on long-term sick leave for nine months, has run out of sick pay and has decided...

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Take a Note...

5th September 2013

An employee calls in and says something to a colleague.

An employee calls in and says something to a colleague. It wasn’t particularly important – well that’s what they thought at the...

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To sack or not to sack?

22nd August 2013

There comes a time when every employer wonders whether it’s time...

There comes a time when every employer wonders whether it’s time for Mr/Mrs/Ms X to move on. It may be that the employee is just not up to...

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Zero Hour Contracts - Indispensable or Ineffective?

8th August 2013

Zero hour contracts have long been a mainstay in industries such as retail, hotels, catering, leisure, education and healthcare.

Zero hour contracts have long been a mainstay in industries such as retail, hotels, catering, leisure, education and healthcare. They provide...

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Why did the 'knicker queen' give up her throne?

25th July 2013

The UK’s so-called 'knicker queen' Janie Schaffer has been in the news this week...

The UK’s so-called 'knicker queen' Janie Schaffer has been in the news this week for taking legal action against her former employer Marks...

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Coming up this Autumn - financial penalties for employers

11th July 2013

With effect from 27 October 2013...

With effect from 27 October 2013 an employer who fails to meet their employee obligations may be liable to pay a financial penalty directly to the...

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Landmark ruling extends scope of collective consultation

27th June 2013

Under the trade union and labour relations legislation employers are required to commence collective consultation where they propose to dismiss 20 or more employees at one ‘establishment’ within a period of 90 days or less...

Under the trade union and labour relations legislation employers are required to commence collective consultation where they propose to dismiss 20...

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Father's Day or Father's Year?

13th June 2013

One of the inequalities in the workplace and one that can have a tremendous impact on the career of a woman is the length of time that can be taken as maternity leave.

One of the inequalities in the workplace and one that can have a tremendous impact on the career of a woman is the length of time that can be...

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