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15
Feb

Changing employees’ contracts

Changing employees’ contracts: Make sure you get the green light Most employers at some point will want to make changes to their employees’ terms and conditions.  There will be changes such as promotions which will then lead to other changes such as an increased salary, possibly hours of work may change, a bonus provision may

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15
Feb

Settlement Agreements

  Settlement Agreements What are they? In the simplest terms?  Compromise agreements but with the red tape! What is wrong with compromise agreements? There were concerns about the following: cost to both sides of drafting and agreeing a settlement the complex and prescriptive wording of many agreements employer unwillingness to suggest a compromise agreement at

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19
Dec

Labour Relations Act 2013

Current law: Under section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, employers proposing to make 100 or more employees redundant are required to consult with their employees over a 90 day period. Proposed law: To cut the consultation period down to just 45 days and to exclude fixed-term contracts from collective

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6
Dec

Discrimination- reasonable adjustments

Discrimination – reasonable adjustments The Equality Act of 2010 introduced a duty for employers to make reasonable adjustments to take account of the needs of a disabled employee or job.  The duty arises where an employer’s “provision, criterion or practice” (PCP) places a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with persons who are

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28
Nov

Social Media: Ownership

Social media: Ownership Social media was, is and will always be a hot topic.  It surprises us every day and has great, far reaching potential.  When social media started to boom, there were initially discussions as to whether it was a positive or negative marketing resource.  However, more recently, debates have shifted towards establishing who

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26
Nov

Is Porn Ever Acceptable in the Workplace?

Is porn ever acceptable in the workplace? On a recent Jeremy Vine show, there was a discussion about porn in the workplace.  According to Dr Christoph Ahlers, the world’s largest free porn site attracts 60 million visitors each day and around two thirds of those visitors are thought to be accessing the site from work.

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