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Top tips for workplace Christmas Parties

Top tips for workplace Christmas Parties

That time of year has crept upon us…. Yes, Christmas party season!  Did you know that you can be held liable for the actions of your employees as an employer at work related events? What should you consider to demonstrate you have taken all reasonable steps to avoid...

The Real Living Wage

The Real Living Wage

Have you heard this week that the real living wage is to increase? This is not to be confused with the National Minimum/Living Wage (NMW/NLW) which is the legal minimum that employers in the UK must pay.  For more information on the NMW/NLW legal minimum rises from...

Updated guidance – pregnancy and Covid

Updated guidance – pregnancy and Covid

Pregnancy and Covid – what do we need to do? Further to my recent blog about pregnancy and Covid, the current Government Guidance around pregnancy, work and Covid has been updated and can be found here.  What has changed? The guidance has now been updated to reflect...

Increases to the National Living Wage 2022

Increases to the National Living Wage 2022

As you will have heard, the National Living Wage which was reported earlier in the week has today been confirmed in the Budget.  It will increase for those over the age of 23 to £9.50 on 1st April 2021.  There are also increases to the National Minimum Wage for under...

Probation periods – common questions

Probation periods – common questions

What is a probationary period? A probationary period is the time at the beginning of an individual’s employment where you assess whether an employee is suitable for the role they are employed to do.  It is also a two-way street; the employee will be seeing if the role...

Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements

The situation You have an issue with an employee such as a breakdown in trust, poor performance or conduct that warrants disciplinary action but you want to avoid going through the processes you would need to follow which are time consuming and stressful for all...

Notice Periods – Common Questions

Notice Periods – Common Questions

What are notice periods? A notice period is the length of time an employee is required to give their employer if they want to leave employment or the length of time an employer must give an employee if they are terminating their employment. What are the statutory...

AWOL Employee – what should you do?

AWOL Employee – what should you do?

A common query is where employees haven’t shown up for work and haven’t let you know why.  This is known as AWOL (absent without leave).  What should you do if this does happen? Consider what has happened and attempt contact with the employee. Did they ask for the day...

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