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Tis the Season to Be Jolly... don’t let your staff be wallies!

Not long til the staff Christmas party now…and with that comes the danger of over-amorous colleagues; over inebriated staff; and ‘over the top’ risk of litigation if employees do not behave themselves appropriately! Note - ...


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The four-day working week – a step closer?

The four-day working week concept has been bandied around a lot in the last few weeks, with regular headlines of companies transitioning from traditional 9-5 Monday to Friday working, to four-day weeks for their staff.  To some, this may idea...


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Living Wage Week – the picture today

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his 2018 budget recently and repeatedly declared that ‘austerity was coming to an end’.  In addition to changes to apprenticeship contributions, personal tax threshold increases, and the I...


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Gender pay gap reporting – so what now?

We’re six months on from the first deadline for gender pay gap reporting for businesses with more than 250 employees. The reporting process was introduced by the government in a bid to understand why differences in pay exist and identify way...


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One Vision of the Future

Four changes to employment law proposed by the Labour Party are worth being aware of as they could lead to a stronger employee (and trade union) voice in companies, a change to the status of zero hours contracts and new rights to leave for victims...


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When suspension goes wrong

Deciding to suspend an employee should be carefully considered as the implications further down the line can be significant if you get it wrong. Suspending staff has been in the news recently following a decision by the High Court to overturn the...