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False Economy - Take Advice Before Its Too Late!

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We understand that when you’re trying to run a business, just getting on with the day-to-day tasks can take all of your time. Other matters seem so much more urgent than, for example, an employee’s repeated lateness, repeated minor mistakes...

How We Can Help In The Battle Against Loss Of Confidential Information

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Employees are regularly allowed access to information about customers so they can do their job. All too often, employees leave their employment for a new job taking with them customer details obtained from their former employer. Sadly, many times...

A Reminder To All: Dismissal Claims & Qualifying Periods of Employment

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Employees are becoming increasingly savvy. They understand that basic procedures generally apply before they can be dismissed from their employment. They are very forthright in insisting those procedures are followed, whether they have just...

The Law When Employee Holidays & Sickness Coincide

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Since the holiday season has now arrived, we thought it might be helpful to remind all employers about the interaction between sickness and holidays. Employees will continue to accrue up to at least 4 weeks’ of the statutory...

What Employers Need To Know About Recent Changes To Maternity Benefits

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There have been some recent changes to the benefits to be provided to employees on maternity leave and we provide employers with a quick update below. Salary Sacrifice Schemes and Maternity Leave A frequent problem for...

Can I Read My Employee's Private Emails & Social Messages?

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A hot topic in the news recently ... Employers in large part trust their employees to get on with their jobs using the electronic tools provided to them for their work. There are occasions, however, when employers may suspect that their...

Are Employers 'Safe' From Employment Tribunals?

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Since employment law is always changing, it is easy to miss the latest developments. There is one change, however, that few could have missed. Claims at employment tribunals have dropped significantly since the introduction...

Who Will Be At Your Next Disciplinary Hearing?

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Employment lawyers are often asked who an employee can bring with them to a disciplinary hearing. Most employers limit an employee’s companion to a work colleague or trade union official, which is consistent with the statute giving employees the...