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How to Retain Staff – The Great Resignation

The post pandemic has shown that huge swathes of the workforce have or are resigning in their droves and what is emerging is a birds-eye view on employers across sectors as to why they are finding it so difficult to retain great staff or even attract new candidates into the business.

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Is there a maximum temperature I can work in?

As temperatures continue to soar, many employees are struggling to keep their cool at work. So, when is it too hot to work?

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Preferred Pro-nouns and the workplace – should it be compulsory?

Encouraging staff to use preferred pro-nouns is a relatively new concept and is about raising and sharing an awareness and acceptance of different, including non-binary, gender identities.   Many employers have already introduced policies within the workplace, covering preferred pro-nouns. 

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Can you reduce an employee’s wages because they work from home?

According to a recent survey of 1,000 employers by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), one in ten employers plan to reduce the pay or benefits of workers who choose to work from home rather than return to the office.  

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Is it time for a strike on current industrial law regulations?

The Government is considering removing current restrictions prohibiting agency workers from covering workers that are engaged in official industrial action. It is also considering changes to the limits on the damages unions are liable to pay for strike action found by the court to be unlawful..

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Handling Employee Medical Data

The rules around handling data have given businesses a new set of challenges ever since GDPR came into effect. However, with the pandemic changing the working landscape in so many ways, the handling and storage of medical data such as GP notes and reports are now at the forefront of discussion. 

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4-Day Week Working

How flexible are you? On Monday 6th June 2022 various companies began a 6month pilot of a 4-day working week, which provides employees with 100% of their pay for 80% of their usual hours. The idea behind the pilot is to focus on employees working fewer but more productive hours.

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Do we need reminding of office etiquette?

Do we need reminding of office etiquette? Returning to the office has thrown up some interesting conversations around how social interactions and conduct in an office environment are changing in a post pandemic landscape. Will staff bring bad habits to a more formal office environment ….

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Was it automatically unfair to dismiss an employee when he did not return to work due to concerns about Covid?

Was it automatically unfair to dismiss an employee when he did not return to work due to concerns about the risk of Covid-19 to vulnerable family members? The case of Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd concerned an appeal brought by the employee, Mr Rodgers …

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The Four Day Week, Movement or Revolution?

The UK have this month begun to participate in the first large-scale trial of introducing a 4-day working week after huge success was seen across the world in countries such as New Zealand and Iceland. This idea was first floated in the UK in 2019 by the Labour party however ….

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Monkeypox: What should employers be considering?

Monkey Pox: What should employers be considering? After the COVID19 Pandemic it seems the employment landscape is now facing a renewed threat as monkeypox cases rise across the UK. Although the risk of infection is considered low and a small number of infections reported overall in the UK …

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The Employment Tribunal found an Employee was subjected to sex harassment when her Employer failed to provide facilities to express breastmilk whilst at work

The Employment Tribunal found an Employee was subjected to sex harassment when her Employer failed to provide facilities to express breastmilk whilst at work. In the recent case of Mellor v MFG Academies Trust Employment Tribunal/1802133/21, Ms Mellor pursued a claim against the academy…

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