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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is being scrutinised like never before.  With an on-going influx of revelations involving several high profile individuals’ conduct being called into question, and the global outpouring of personal exp...


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Collapsing businesses: the duty to engage and consult

Business failures have been much in the news of late, with the sad consequence that many jobs have been put at risk as a result. 5,500 jobs have been endangered by the closure of Toys’R’Us and Maplin stores. Carillion job losses stand ...


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Will Brexit mean a “watering down” of environmental legislation?

Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will seek to uphold environmental standards after Brexit and manage its fishing stocks in a sustainable way. While May acknowledged that maintaining relevant standards and customs arrangements would con...


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The Apprenticeship Levy – one year on

Following the recent National Apprenticeship Week, it’s a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and look to the future now that we’ve reached and celebrated one year of the Apprenticeship Levy. You could still be forgiven for con...


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The Oxfam case: HR measures that should have been in place

Oxfam has hit the headlines in recent weeks following allegations of staff hiring prostitutes while working overseas. Since then, the story has continued to develop, with the Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry – the most seriou...


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Pimlico Plumbers - A question of status

The ‘gig economy’… we’ve heard that phrase a lot recently.  It refers to the five million or so people who get paid for each ‘gig’ they carry out – food delivery, courier delivery, taxi pick up, even...