|Too High a Price for Justice?|
On the 1st April I was fooled by an email from a useful website that I subscribe to in which it was suggested that David Cameron had allegedly said:
Published Apr 20, 2015 - 11:04 AM
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|Nudging People towards better Health & Safety|
Nudging People towards better Health & SafetyCathy Norton recently learnt about the Nudge Theory which is a modern concept for understanding how people think, make decisions and behave. This, in turn, can be used to help people (i) improve their thinking and decisions; (ii) managing change; and finally (iii) identifying and modifying existing unhelpful influences on people. It is particularly with respect to points (ii) and (iii) that this can be relevant in a health and safety context. If you want to learn more about Nudge Theory, then she suggests you go to the “Businessballs” website where this a huge amount on this subject, but what she wants to do is to think about it in a health and safety context.
Published Apr 16, 2015 - 11:14 AM
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|Grievance & Conflict Resolution|
Grievance & Conflict Resolution Taining CourseOctober & November 2015
The average UK employee has some kind of workplace squabble nearly twice a week, according to a recent survey from LondonOffices.com. One of the hardest tasks Managers are expected to deal with is finding solutions when working relationships break down, tempers flare or people claim bullying and harassment. How successfully Managers deal with conflict early on may prevent formal grievances.
Published Apr 16, 2015 - 10:54 AM
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|Employment Law Update - 2015|
Employment Law Update - 2015New Statutory Figures
The annual increase in compensation limits has been announced. The new limits are applicable where the event that gives rise to the award or payment occurs on or after 6th April 2015 and are:
Published Apr 14, 2015 - 04:37 PM
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|Shared Parental Leave Guidance Notes & Forms |
Shared Parental Leave Guidance Notes & FormsWe have taken the unusual step of drafting detailed Guidance Notes for our clients on Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) and Shared Parental Pay (ShPP), as the new statutory family friendly rights are extremely complex to follow. This means it is likely that both employees and Managers may get matters wrong. Also, there are a variety of forms that employees should use when applying for ShPL, which we have also prepared for your use. The Legislation is already in place for babies born after 5th April 2015, but it is quite possible that clients may get enquiries as soon as parents have to submit their ‘intentions’, and this can be as soon as 8 weeks prior to the birth of the child.
Published Apr 14, 2015 - 04:24 PM
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|Commission and Holiday Pay|
An Employment Tribunal has ruled in the long running case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd that commission payments earned on sales achieved by an energy trader must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay and that the Working Time Regulations were capable of being interpreted in this way.
Published Apr 10, 2015 - 10:26 AM
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|Enforcing Restrictive Covenants|
In a recent case the court had to decide whether a Company could enforce restrictive covenants against a former employee where there had been no ‘specific consideration.’
Published Mar 06, 2015 - 04:43 PM
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Mr. Laws was employed as a risk and loss prevention investigator responsible for investigating losses, fraud and theft with Game Retail. He opened a personal Twitter account which did not specifically link him to his employer. He started following the stores for which he was responsible in order to detect any inappropriate activity by employees, such as offering video games for sale. Following an anonymous store manager notifying the employer about offensive and abusive tweets posted by him, he was dismissed for gross misconduct.
Published Mar 03, 2015 - 04:01 PM
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Tesco has confirmed that it is paying former chief executive, Philip Clarke, £1.22m and former finance director, Laurie McIlwee, £971k under "separation agreements". Those payments had been suspended last year due to an investigation into Tesco's accounts. In Tesco's last interim results, the group said the payments were suspended given the investigation into its accounting practices. Last year, the retailer admitted to over-stating its half-year profits by more than £260m.
Published Feb 03, 2015 - 03:26 PM
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|Changes to Holiday Pay Calculations|
Changes to Holiday Pay CalculationsEvery worker has the statutory right to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday a year. Since 1998 it has been clear that this should be at normal pay i.e. usually basic pay.
In 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that a worker must be no worse off financially during annual leave than if they had continued working.
On 4th November 2014, the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the combined cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and Others, confirmed what constitutes 'normal remuneration' when calculating holiday pay and, if a worker has been underpaid, how far back they can claim.
Published Feb 03, 2015 - 11:04 AM
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