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Common Pitfalls of the Office Christmas PartyNovember 28, 2017

The annual Christmas party offers employers the chance to thank members of staff for their hard work over the past year and is a chance...

The Employment Tribunal Fees Refund SchemeNovember 16, 2017

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to anyone who paid fees in respect of an Employment Tribunal...

‘Pre-Pack’ Administration and TUPEOctober 4, 2017

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate to protect the employment rights of employees when there is a relevant transfer...

Depressed Supermarket Worker Wins Disability Discrimination PayoutSeptember 20, 2017

Disability is a broad legal concept and encompasses not just physical incapacity but also mental ill health and all of its consequences. In one case,...

Workplace Disciplinary Action – Does the Penalty Fit the Offence?September 11, 2017

When it comes to workplace disciplinary action, it is vital for employers to ensure that the penalty fits the offence. In one striking case where...

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Failing to Prevent Bribery – Are You at Risk?

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It created a new offence which can be committed by a commercial organisation if...

Graduate Recruitment

Most businesses would like to benefit from an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. The challenge is to achieve it at an acceptable cost. One...

Homeworking and an Employer’s Duties

Since 30 June 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer continuously for 26 weeks have the right to ask their employer if they...

In Brief: Acas E-learning Modules

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) offers useful electronic learning modules on a variety of topics. These include: starting work; discipline and grievance; equality...

In Brief: Acas Guidance on Holiday and Holiday Pay

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has useful guidance for employers puzzling over staff holiday pay entitlements. The guidance leaflet gives a summary of holiday...

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