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Mental Health Awareness Week – Acas Guidance for EmployersMay 15, 2018

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is focusing on stress. Whilst not a mental health...

Settlement Agreements and the Date of TerminationMay 3, 2018

Where there is an existing employment dispute, the communications that take place in order to reach a settlement agreement are normally subject to 'without prejudice'...

Ageism and the Hazards of Referring to Seniority or Length of ServiceApril 18, 2018

References to 'seniority' or 'length of service' can all too easily be read as impermissible references to an employee's age, a point which was made...

Government Consults on Aspects of the Parental Bereavement BillMarch 28, 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was introduced into Parliament as a Private Members' Bill in July 2017. The Bill is being supported by...

Unfair Competition by Former Employees – The Law Can Move Fast!February 16, 2018

If key workers leave your employment and you are concerned that they may breach their contracts by setting up in competition, the law can move...

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Driving on Company Business

Research by the Health and Safety Executive shows that 20 people are killed and 250 are seriously injured each week in traffic accidents involving someone...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

E-cigarettes in the Workplace

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does...

Early Conciliation – How Does it Work?

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Employee Rest Breaks

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours...