|Settlement Agreements – The New Era|
Settlement Agreements – The New EraSettlement Agreements and the new accompanying regime have now been around for a year, so what is the current 'state of play'?
Published Nov 11, 2014 - 09:52 AM
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|Workplaces Will Hot Up This Summer – Literally!!|
Workplaces Will Hot Up This Summer – Literally!!According to the Met Office we are already into the summer as of 1st June. True to form as the weather heats up those of us who spend all of our time indoors at work will, in our spare time, be heading out into our gardens or up the coast in an attempt to stop ourselves looking lily white any longer. In contrast those employees that spend large amounts of time working outdoors have the opposite problem of making sure that their skin is not over exposed and they keep well hydrated especially when doing physical work. So what do the experts tell us about this periodic British opportunity of a potentially decent summer?
Published Nov 11, 2014 - 09:47 AM
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|Violence & Aggression in the Workplace|
Violence & Aggression in the WorkplaceIntroduction - The Size of the Problem
The Health and Safety Executive released in February 2014 a new set of statistics on violence in the workplace. The good news being that the number of violent incidents at work has in fact declined over the past decade with the incident rate remaining stable over the last four years. This does not mean that employers should be complacent about the problem.
Published Nov 11, 2014 - 09:39 AM
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Yorkshire cricket captain, Andrew Gale, has been given a two-match ban for verbally abusing Lancashire batsman, Ashwell Prince, in September. He has also agreed to attend ‘anger management’ training.
Published Nov 11, 2014 - 09:28 AM
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|Subcontractor ruled Worker and due Holiday Pay|
Mr. Holden made a claim for holiday pay in the Employment Tribunal even though he was a self-employed general labourer (sub-contract) in the building industry. His case was that he was a worker for the purpose of the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the Employment Rights Act 1996, so was entitled to holiday pay.
Published Nov 10, 2014 - 09:20 AM
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|Holiday Pay Ruling|
Every worker has the statutory right to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday a year, (28 days for full timers, which would normally include Bank Holidays). Sounds straightforward to calculate? Unfortunately, it is proving to be anything but.
Published Nov 07, 2014 - 04:39 PM
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR), the U.K.’s pension watchdog, issued its first fines to employers for not meeting their automatic enrolment duties and issued 163 compliance notices, which was significantly higher than the handful issued in the previous quarter. According to its latest update on the use of its statutory powers, which covers the period July 1 to September 30th, three employers have been issued fixed penalties of £400.
Published Nov 04, 2014 - 10:21 AM
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|Top Ten Tips on Preparing your Organisation for Growth|
Not many organisations have been immune from redundancies in the past few years and most are staffed by the people who survived the experience, as few employers have been recruiting.
Published Oct 27, 2014 - 03:03 PM
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|Relationships at Work|
According to a 2002 survey, a quarter of all long-term relationships start at work, which is hardly surprising, given the amount of time we spend there. Recent surveys suggest that 80 per cent of workers view the office as an ideal place to meet their next partner.
Published Oct 17, 2014 - 09:00 AM
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|Getting Expenses Right|
There are regular surveys about employee attitudes to false expense claims. According to a study conducted by YouGov for Concur, one in five people (18%) believed it is acceptable to fiddle (exaggerate) expenses ‘when an employee works long hours but isn’t paid any overtime’.
Published Oct 15, 2014 - 09:00 AM
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