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Parental Leave and Pay Bill

September 19th, 2018|

Currently, workers do not have a legal right to any time off if they suffer the loss of a child. Therefore, campaigns were started approximately eight years ago to change the legislation and provide the [...]

Employment References – new ACAS guidance

September 13th, 2018|

Take care when providing employment references – new ACAS guidance ACAS, the conciliation service, have recently provided some guidance regarding the provision of employment references. The advice points out that employers are not generally obliged [...]

Employers assisting with Domestic Abuse

August 8th, 2018|

A toolkit was published by Public Health England and Business in the Community in June 2018 to identify how employers should be supporting employees who are subject to domestic abuse. The toolkit identifies that during [...]

Immigration and the future of work

August 1st, 2018|

Immigration and the future of work By Samar Shams Trends in work mean immigration policies must change to help businesses access talent. FLEXIBLE WORKING Post-Brexit immigration policies should be designed to accommodate various forms of [...]

The future is here; HR Analytics

July 23rd, 2018|

With endless reports in the media regarding personal data and protecting it, we take a look at how using such data (legitimately, of course) can enhance your business.   The Current Position The majority of [...]

To vape or not to vape, that is the question

July 19th, 2018|

Personal Vaporizers and E-cigarettes are now often used as a replacement for cigarettes. But it is up to the Employer if they wish to allow their employees to use these products within the workplace or [...]

Refashioning the rules to attract talent: the UK’s new fashion designer visa

July 16th, 2018|

The Home Office has introduced an exciting new visa route for fashion designers. Since 6 July, non-European Economic Area migrants have been able to apply for endorsement as exceptionally talented fashion designers.  Alternatively, migrants can [...]

Shared Parental Pay v Maternity Pay

July 9th, 2018|

In 2015 Shared Parental Leave was introduced. This allowed parents to share the care of their child and provided for statutory shared parental leave pay for a period of up to 37 weeks. The statutory [...]

Disability Discrimination: The Risks of Cutting Corners

July 3rd, 2018|

From time to time most employers have to deal with excessive levels of sick absence, either in the form of a single lengthy absence or a series of numerous short absences. In theory such cases [...]

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