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Managing the poor performer October 5, 2018

This is where most business owners fall down and usually with the logical thinking of “he/she can’t do the job, it’s my company, I pay them and I decide who works here”. Although this is understandable, if an employee is failing to perform adequately in their job role there may be a genuine reason why…

Categories: Employee Relations Blogs, Employment Law Blogs, Featured

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What is TUPE and when does it occur? October 5, 2018

What is TUPE and when does it occur? TUPE (pronounced “To-pee” not “Toupée” or “Toop”) is actually an abbreviation for ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. These regulations apply to organisations of any size and protect employees’ rights when businesses/services are transferred to a new employer. TUPE Regulations apply when a business is…

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The importance of a mental health awareness in the workplace September 20, 2018

According to HSE 526,000 workers were suffering with work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2016/17 and a total of 12.5 million working days were lost because of these illnesses. Employers should not ignore these statistics. In recent years more and more awareness has been raised about the effects of mental health in…

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Keep Your Cool! August 7, 2018

As the heatwave continues, how are your indoor workers coping with the heat? Whilst there are minimum legal temperatures for indoor workers in HSE guidance (13⁰C for physical work, 16⁰C for other staff), no guidance or regulations in the UK stipulate maximum temperatures. So, how hot is too hot for indoor workers? In many ways,…

Categories: Featured, General, Health and Safety, News and New Legislation

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Is it coming home? More importantly; are your employees going to work?! June 26, 2018

The 2018 World Cup is in full swing and with all the hype and popularity of this event it is likely that many employees will want to support their country, therefore it is advisable to set out what the Company expects in advance to lessen major workplace disruption or staffing issues. The games will continue…

Categories: Employee Relations Blogs, Employment Law Blogs, Featured

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It’s not me… It’s you! Dismissing Employees May 11, 2017

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if employees came to work to do their job?  And if, after acing the interview, they remained that proactive, engaging individual that you originally employed?   Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and as a business owner, director or manager, you may find yourself trying to come up with the easiest…

Categories: Employee Relations Blogs, Employment Law Blogs, Featured, General, Honest Employment Law Practice

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Can banning headscarves amount to religious discrimination? March 14, 2017

In the case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions, CJEU have held that it is ok to ban the wearing of a headscarf as long as it is part of a blanket ban on the wearing of all religious signs in customer facing roles. G4S in Belgium operated a policy of ‘neutrality’, banning all wearing…

Categories: Employee Relations Blogs, Employment Law Blogs, Featured, General, Honest Employment Law Practice, News and New Legislation

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HR Training Day Wednesday 10th May 2017 February 15, 2017

We are holding another HR training day on Wednesday 10th May 2017 at our offices in Cannock, WS11 0NH. Our Training Consultant, Hattie Sketchley-Bates, will cover many of the issues that managers encounter with employees including: Appraisal Managing a Poor Performer Absence Management Handling Disciplinaries and Grievances Tribunal Overview The cost per delegate is just…

Categories: Featured, General, Honest Employment Law Practice, Training and Courses

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Dress Code or Mess Code? February 13, 2017

Sexist company dress codes have received media attention again recently. This is the idea that dress codes are discriminating against women and in some instances, sexualising what women wear in the workplace. In December 2015, Nicola Thorp was sent home from her agency reception job at PwC for not wearing heels. Thorp refused when asked…

Categories: Employee Relations Blogs, Employment Law Blogs, Featured, General, Honest Employment Law Practice, News and New Legislation

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“She only makes the tea” – A good excuse not to pay National Minimum Wage? January 18, 2017

The Government has released a list of the 10 worst and bizarre excuses for not paying National Minimum Wage (NMW).  NMW is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law and it is age dependent.  Here’s the list: The employee wasn’t a good worker so I didn’t think they deserved to…

Categories: Employment Law Blogs, Featured, General, Honest Employment Law Practice, News and New Legislation

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