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  • All
  • Best practice for employers
  • Bullying at Work
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disciplinary Procedures & Dismissals
  • Discrimination & Equality
  • Employee Resources
  • Employer Resources
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Family Rights at Work
  • Furlough and the Coronavirus
  • General HR Advice
  • General Updates
  • Grievances & the Grievance Procedure
  • Handbooks & Employment Policies
  • Recruitment
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Sickness Absence
  • Wages & Pay
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Best practice for employers

Employment references

Reference or Confirmation of Employment? I recently received an enquiry relating to an employer providing a bad reference, in respect of a former employee and I was a little shocked, as usually employers only provide a standard reference, which is the dates the employee worked and their job title.

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Best practice for employers

What should we include in our employment contracts?

Do your employment contracts adequately cover your legal obligations? In April 2020 some changes were introduced to Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 meaning that employees (including workers) are to be given a written statement as to the terms and conditions of their employment.

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Best practice for employers

How to return staff from furlough

How to return staff from furlough. As we begin to prepare for exiting lockdown many businesses will be starting to think about re-opening and/or bringing more staff back from furlough. For some industries, their employees may have been furloughed for a considerable period of time…

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Best practice for employers

What should I do if an employee refuses to have the Covid vaccine?

Naturally, employers want their business to return to normal as soon as possible, and we have been receiving several enquiries from employers, asking if they can require employees to have the vaccine. What can employers do if an employee refuses to have the vaccine?

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Best practice for employers

How should I approach staff about vaccinations in the workplace?

There are a number of reasons why you should think carefully about how you approach your staff about the Covid-19 vaccinations. One of the main reasons why is because of the potential risk of discrimination arising if there are conflicting views held by employees on the vaccine.

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Best practice for employers

Can an employer make staff have the Vaccine?

Can I encourage staff to have the Covid Vaccine or even make it mandatory?When the Covid-19 vaccination programme started, Charlie Mullins, chairman of Pimlico Plumbers was one of the first to announce that the business was going to introduce – what has now been dubbed – a “no jab, no job” policy.

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General Updates

What’s new in employment law and HR- January/February 2021

Keep up to date with the ever changing world of employment law and HR. Here is a round-up of some interesting news and developments in the world of employment law and HR. Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 21/22. IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules to change…

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Best practice for employers

Do your staff have a ‘preferred pronoun’?

What is a preferred pronoun and what do I need to know as an employer? Some of you may have noticed that there is a growing trend of people putting “she/her”, “they/them” or “he/his” after their last names in their social media profile descriptions and email signatures…

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Best practice for employers

How diversity and fairness in business increases your profits

Why should you consider diversity and fairness as an integral part of your business? Diversity in recruiting, such as employing more women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds, particularly at board level, and in management roles, has been proven to increase profits..

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Employee Resources

How can I pay for Legal Advice for my Employment Tribunal Case?

What are my options if I have an Employment Tribunal claim and want legal advice? There are several issues which need to be considered, when deciding whether to pursue an Employment Tribunal claim…

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Employee Resources

Can my employer make me pay back overpaid wages?

There are many circumstances which may lead to an overpayment of wages. Employees find themselves in a position where they are often confused about what happens when there is an overpayment of wages and what their employers can or cannot do.

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Employee Resources

Sick Pay and Covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions about Sick Pay and Covid-19 related absences. Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving a lot of queries from employers and employees about sick pay. It is a confusing area, not helped by the frequency with which Government guidance is updated.

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