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Facebook has now been around for 15 years and social media is now an ever-present fact of life, radically changing the way we do things. But new technology has brought challenges for employers trying to regulate the workplace and employees… Read on
It’s a brutal fact of work life that sometimes people’s employment is brought to an end by their employer without their agreement and against their will. This may come as a total shock: being called to a meeting and handed… Read on
There are plenty of employment lawyers out there keen to provide their services but, finding the right one for you and your situation is the key to getting the best possible result. Using a lawyer for the first time can… Read on
Contacting an employment lawyer can feel daunting if you have never done so before – it’s not the first thing people would choose to spend money on! Often the clients who come to us are experiencing turmoil – feeling desperate,… Read on
From 6 April 2019, the compensation which successful claimants can recover for injury to feelings in discrimination cases will increase as the “Vento guidelines” – which employment tribunals follow when deciding how much to award for injury to feelings –… Read on
The national minimum wage guarantees that every workers is paid a minimum amount for an hour’s work. National minimum wage laws first came into force twenty years ago. The legislation is enforced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and employers… Read on
Staff who are automatically enrolled into their employer’s workplace pension scheme will have to pay higher contributions from 6 April this year and this will result in a reduction to take home pay for many. These changes only apply to… Read on
The new rates for the national minimum wage (NMW), including the national living wage, came into force on 1 April 2019. This year sees the twentieth anniversary of the NMW, which was introduced in 1999. Rates have increased by just… Read on
This week (1 – 7 April 2019) is World Autism Awareness Week, with Tuesday being declared Autism Awareness Day by the UN. The UN says it unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day “to highlight the need … Read on
Grievance procedures exist to enable employers and employees to resolve any issues which may arise during the course of the working relationship. All employers are required to provide a framework for dealing with complaints from their staff. In this article… Read on