January 12, 2018
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GDPR and small businesses

GDPR and small businesses What is GDPR? If it’s not something you have heard of already, it’s definitely something you will be hearing about over the […]
December 15, 2017
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Avoiding Workplace Christmas Pitfalls

It’s that time of year again when people are gearing up towards a well-earned break. What with outstanding holidays that have to be used up before […]
December 15, 2017
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Statutory Pay Rate Increases

As of 1 April 2018, the statutory rates of pay for family-related leave will increase. This relates to maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave. The […]
October 16, 2017
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Monitoring Employees’ Emails and Internet Usage

What rights does an employer have when it comes to monitoring employees’ emails and Internet activity? Where is the balance between an employer protecting its’ business […]
October 16, 2017
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Do you have a Grey Fleet?

How do you describe the employees who use their own private vehicles to carry out work-related activities? These are commonly referred to as ‘grey fleets’. Grey […]
October 16, 2017
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Pre-employment Health Questionnaires – What not to ask

Since the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, employers are not allowed to ask potential employees to complete pre-employment health questionnaires until after a job offer […]
September 22, 2017

Guidance for employers to support working parents with premature or sick babies

  ACAS has reported that over 95,000 premature or sick babies are born each year in the UK. As a result, it has issued new guidance […]
September 8, 2017

How the Bradford Factor system works – Managing Absence

  The Bradford Factor system is a way of measuring levels of sickness absence within organisations. An employee’s score is calculated by taking the number of […]
September 8, 2017

Voluntary Overtime included in Holiday Pay

Should voluntary overtime, normally worked, be included when calculating an employee’s holiday pay?   What is overtime?   This is defined as time worked over an […]