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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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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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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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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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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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Can I work whilst on Furlough?

What do you need to know about working whilst on furlough? The governments guidance sets out clearly that an employee is unable to work for their employer whilst furloughed. However, what happens if an employee has two jobs or their employer asks them to undertake training?

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Podcast Episodes

Introduction to Redundancy

This is the first episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure …

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How to engage, motivate and manage employees in difficult times: An interview with Sarah Torres-Ferrick

In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sarah Torres-Ferrick about strategies for managing staff during the current unusual working environment created by the coronavirus …

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Job Retention / Furlough Scheme Essential Round Up & Update For Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent updated guidance about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of an update …

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Job Retention / Furlough Scheme: Part 2

In this episode of the podcast I cover further detail about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of guidance from HMRC late …

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Job Retention / Furlough Scheme: Part 1

In this episode of the podcast I cover the key points about the job retention / furlough scheme that were known as of Thursday 26th …

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Lay-off & Short-Time Working: Options for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover lay-off and short-time working as possible options for employers in uncertain times. In this episode I will …

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