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The rules surrounding the provision of written particulars, which are complicated enough already, are set to get a whole lot more complicated. Come 6th April this year they will put a number of new duties in place on employers. The… Read on
What amounts to a workplace disciplinary issue? It’s not always easy to define: workplace disciplinary issues will normally concern the conduct, absence or work of you or your colleagues. Your contract of employment or employee handbook should set out what… Read on
The Equality Act 2010 gives all employees the right to be treated fairly at work. That means you should not suffer discrimination in the workplace on grounds of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender … Read on
IR35 – what’s it all about? IR35 refers to rules around off-payroll working. The rules were introduced to tackle tax avoidance. Essentially, if an individual would be an employee of the end client, had they not been providing their services… Read on
Your workplace should be a safe, healthy and happy working environment. However, problems can and do arise at work and, if serious enough, can amount to a work grievance. There is no legal definition of grievances at work, but it… Read on
The UK is due to introduce a brand-new law on 6 April 2020 for parents who have lost a child, entitling them to bereavement leave. What is bereavement leave? Known as ‘Jack’s Law’, the new rules will give parents up… Read on
Cyber bullying can take many forms and is sometimes subtle enough that it’s hard to detect. As a victim, it can be upsetting and could lead to mental health issues and absenteeism. If you believe you’ve been a victim of… Read on
Following the EU referendum in 2016, the UK will now leave the European Union on 31st January 2020. We explore the key concerns that surround the upcoming transition period and how Brexit will affect employment law. What still needs to… Read on
As many as 390,000 mothers a year could be experiencing discrimination during pregnancy, maternity leave and/or on return from maternity leave. It’s important to know what your employee rights are, and how to enforce them to make sure you aren’t… Read on
The occasional absence from work for sickness in inevitable. This will usually be accepted by your employer and may be paid or not paid. Unfortunately, long periods of employee sick leave can cause significant problems for businesses, which may leave… Read on