Employment and HR Articles

Varying Employees’ Contracts of Employment

If an employer is seeking to make changes to employees' contracts of employment, it is important to remember that where this will necessitate adverse changes...

Written Statement of Employment Particulars

A contract of employment may be verbal but all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting...

A Guide to Garden Leave

‘Garden leave’ is the term used to describe the situation in which an employee who has resigned or been dismissed is required to serve out...

In Brief: Assessment of Repetitive Tasks Tool

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational illness in Britain. They include problems such as low back pain, joint injuries and repetitive strain injuries...

In Brief: Advice on Occupational Asthma

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a website dedicated to advice on how to reduce occupational asthma. This is aimed at employers and is...

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Employment and HR News

Company Acts to Prevent Former Employees Taking Its BusinessJune 30, 2016

If you suspect a current or former employee of disloyalty, the law can move extremely quickly to help you. In one case (M&E Global (Staffing)...

Dismissal of Employee ‘Pulling a Sickie’ Was Fair, Rules EATJune 23, 2016

A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has emphasised that dishonesty over sickness absence can amount to gross misconduct and give grounds for...

The Importance of Conducting a Fair Disciplinary ProcessJune 5, 2016

A local authority employee who complained that his job description did not match his duties and that he was substantially underpaid for the work he...

UEFA European Championship 2016 – Are You Ready?June 2, 2016

With the UEFA European Championship due to kick off shortly (the first match, France v Romania, is on Friday, 10 June at 20:00 UK time...

Low Pay Commission Seeks Views on Wage RatesMay 26, 2016

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is seeking views on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates that should apply from April...

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