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Can my Employer monitor me at work?

Many employees understand that their employer will be able to monitor them at work in order to establish whether the employee is right for the role and is complying with the employer’s policies and procedures and to provide any training to the employee to help them in their role.

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Preliminary Hearing in the Employment Tribunal

A preliminary hearing is an interim hearing that takes place before the final hearing of a claim in the Employment Tribunal. It usually occurs early in the proceedings and may be called by the tribunal of its own motion or on the application of one of the parties.

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Can an employee return to work before the end of a fit note?

As an employer you will have occasions when you will receive a fit note from an employee’s GP setting out that they are not fit for work for a period of time. But what happens if an employee wants to voluntarily return to work before the end of their fit note?

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Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice

As recruitment and retention of staff becomes increasingly difficult for businesses, more and more employers are looking at alternative incentives and benefits that they can provide to recruit and retain staff.
One benefit that ticks lots of boxes for employers and employees is the provision of an Electric Vehicle via a Salary Sacrifice scheme.

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Resolving disputes with a Settlement Agreement: What do you need to know?

From allegations of bullying and harassment to poor performance and everything in between, there are a myriad of disputes that occur. Some are easily resolved, and others drag on a lot longer, causing endless headaches and potential legal risks to the business.

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Do you need to know about an employee’s disability for your action to be discrimination?

In Stott v Ralli Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently considered whether an employment tribunal had made an error when it held that an employer’s decision to dismiss an employee on the basis of her poor performance was not an act of discrimination arising from the employee’s disability

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Autumn 2021 Budget – key points for employers

On 27 October 2021, the Chancellor delivered his Autumn 2021 Budget. Here are the key points of note for employers

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What are the positives and negatives of Hybrid Working?

As a result of the pandemic, many businesses have chosen to adopt a hybrid working model, allowing their staff to split their time between the workplace and home. A new report published this month reveals the positives and negatives of hybrid working..

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Employers increasingly concerned about Employee retention

The Pandemic has caused significant uncertainty for some employees, who have either become concerned about their employment or who have enjoyed the flexibility and work life balance which working from home has achieved and are concerned about returning to the office.

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Proposed changes to flexible working

Initially, the government considered whether employees should have the right to work flexibly and remove the ability for an employer to refuse a flexible working request. However, they realised that this would not work in practice…

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Employees right to unpaid carers leave

You will no doubt have heard in the news of various proposals to change employee rights and make changes to the way current rights work.
As part of the Government’s bid to support the labour market and help businesses ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic, another change that has been announced is the introduction of a right to unpaid carers leave for a period of up to one week.

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Workers Get To Keep Tips

The government has recently announced its intention to introduce legislation to ensure that workers get to keep tips that are left for them by customers. A voluntary code of practice was introduced in October 2009 with the aim of encouraging employers to deal with such payments fairly..

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