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Vaccines at Work - FAQs

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Vaccines at Work - FAQs

The UK has now approved three vaccines for COVID-19. The government is currently in the process of o...

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Top Tips: Avoiding National Minimum Wage Naming & Shaming

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Top Tips: Avoiding National Minimum Wage...

2021 started with a new round of naming and shaming for businesses who failed to pay their staff the...

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Return to Work After Sickness

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Return to Work After Sickness

Inevitably, members of staff will have time off sick. This can vary in periods of time, which can se...

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential in some industries. In 2020 however, all businesses...

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Top Employment Law Developments of 2020

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Top Employment Law Developments of 2020

2020 is not likely to be a year that we forget in a hurry. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic ch...

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Dismissing a long-term sick employee

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Dismissing a long-term sick employee

An employee on long-term sick leave can place uncertainty on the business. You may ask yourself: ...

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Long Term Sickness at Work

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Long Term Sickness at Work

For every business, knowing how to manage long-term sickness is vital. Employers may fail to check ...

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Guide to Disciplinary Procedures

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Guide to Disciplinary Procedures

When dealing with employee misconduct or underperformance, you will often give them feedback and try...

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Missing a Modern Slavery Statement?

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Missing a Modern Slavery Statement?

Legally, organisations with an annual turnover of £36 million or more must publish a modern slavery ...

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What is Reasonable Travelling Distance?

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What is Reasonable Travelling Distance?

Your staff’s daily commute to work comes in many forms—cycling, trains, cars, and everything in betw...

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Shift Pattern Change Laws

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Shift Pattern Change Laws

It doesn’t matter how rigid your employment contracts are, employees can still request changes to th...

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Manual Handling FAQs

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Manual Handling FAQs

The Manual Handling Operation Regulation 1992 are there to protect workers from dangerous lifting op...

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Case Law Update: Redundancy & Disputes

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Case Law Update: Redundancy & Disputes

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there was a redundancy situation where the owner ...

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Case Law: Double Discrimination & Disability

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Case Law: Double Discrimination & Disabi...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that in circumstances where there is no evidence of a...

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Guide to PAYE Tax

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Guide to PAYE Tax

If your business has expanded to where you’re thinking about hiring someone, it’s important to do so...

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Dismissal Without Notice in the UK

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Dismissal Without Notice in the UK

Termination of an employee’s contract is, sadly, a part of running a business. Not only is it a diff...

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Employing Foreign Nationals Post-Brexit

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Employing Foreign Nationals Post-Brexit

It’s highly unlikely that you’ve missed the term ‘Brexit’ over the past few years. It refers to the ...

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Six Crucial Employment Law Changes in 2021

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Six Crucial Employment Law Changes in 20...

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a very busy year. Now, with 2021 just around the corner, let’s...

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Maternity Leave Clause in Employment Contracts

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Maternity Leave Clause in Employment Con...

All of your female employees have the right to maternity leave in the UK. They have 52 weeks availab...

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Agreement Not to Work for Competitors

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Agreement Not to Work for Competitors

Various elements make up an employment contract. While certain details may vary depending on the typ...

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Preparing for Winter Weather

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Preparing for Winter Weather

2020 has already been a difficult year. Temporary and permanent closures of businesses have plagued ...

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COVID-secure Car Sharing

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COVID-secure Car Sharing

We’re entering the months where car safety is crucial. Whether employees drive as part of their role...

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Driving To and From Work Safely

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Driving To and From Work Safely

At the end of September 2018, there were 38.4 million vehicles licensed for use on the roads in Grea...

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Indirect Discrimination

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Indirect Discrimination

Indirect discrimination happens when there is a policy that applies in the same way for everybody bu...

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Managing Staff Through a Coronavirus Christmas

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Managing Staff Through a Coronavirus Chr...

Coronavirus restrictions are set to remain in place across the UK for Christmas. This means many Chr...

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Positive Action

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Positive Action

Diversity in the workplace can determine the success of your business. Many studies have shown that ...

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Case Law Update: Maternity Leave & Constructive Dismissal

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Case Law Update: Maternity Leave & Const...

The EAT has held that an employee refusing to return to work following the end of her maternity leav...

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Case Law Update: Can Indirect Age Discrimination be Justified?

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Case Law Update: Can Indirect Age Discri...

The Court of Appeal has held that indirect age discrimination can potentially be justified. This cou...

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Understanding the Law on Carrying Over Annual Leave

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Understanding the Law on Carrying Over A...

All workers are entitled to take at least 5.6 weeks of leave per leave year. This is pro-rated for p...

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Statutory Pay Rates to Increase in April 2021

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Statutory Pay Rates to Increase in April...

The Chancellor’s Spending Review would normally be looking three or four years ahead. However, given...

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Prime Minister Unveils COVID Winter Plan

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Prime Minister Unveils COVID Winter Plan

The lockdown in England is due to end on 2 December 2020. Sticking to that deadline, Prime Minister ...

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Employer's Duty of Care

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Employer's Duty of Care

As an employer, you have a certain set of responsibilities for your staff. This includes ensuring th...

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Tribunal Quarterly Statistics

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Tribunal Quarterly Statistics

With the Ministry of Justice releasing the statistics for April-June 2020, we can take a look at emp...

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A Guide to Furlough & the Job Retention Scheme

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A Guide to Furlough & the Job Retention ...

First published 31st March 2020. Last updated 13th November 2020. On 5 November 2020, it was announ...

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Using the Job Retention Scheme

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Using the Job Retention Scheme

First published 7th June 2020. Last updated 13th November 2020. The Job Retention Scheme has been s...

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The US Election - Talking Politics at Work

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The US Election - Talking Politics at Wo...

America has just experienced—arguably—the most controversial presidential election in living memory....

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Alternatives to Redundancy

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Alternatives to Redundancy

Coronavirus continues to cause issues for businesses across the UK and employers are continually fac...

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Grievance at Work

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Grievance at Work

An average working environment consists of people from different backgrounds. Each with unique life ...

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Unfair Treatment at Work in the UK

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Unfair Treatment at Work in the UK

We like to think nobody feels unfairly treated at work, but sadly, problems arise. It is important f...

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Zero Hour Contracts: An Employer's Guide

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Zero Hour Contracts: An Employer's Guide

Zero hour contracts are often a point of contention. The appeal of this contract is its flexible nat...

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Racial Discrimination at Work

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Racial Discrimination at Work

There are various pieces of legislation to do with racial discrimination in the UK. They protect ind...

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Daylight Saving Time: The Implications for Employers

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Daylight Saving Time: The Implications f...

Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end on Sunday 25 October, with the clocks going back an hour at...

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The Dangers of Unconscious Bias

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The Dangers of Unconscious Bias

The vast majority of companies in the country will know about discrimination and will actively take ...

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Objective Justification

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Objective Justification

In UK employment law, discrimination in the workplace is illegal under the Equality Act 2010. Howeve...

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Statutory Maternity Pay & Leave 

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Statutory Maternity Pay & Leave 

Maternity Pay is an employee right. When an employee takes leave because of pregnancy, she can quali...

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Dealing with an Increase in Job Applicants

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Dealing with an Increase in Job Applican...

Coronavirus and redundancies continue to plague the UK. As a result, the number of people looking fo...

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Nepotism at Work

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Nepotism at Work

Unfair hiring practices can destroy employee morale and productivity. This is just one consequence o...

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Associative Discrimination at Work

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Associative Discrimination at Work

To protect employees, the government introduced the Equality Act 2010. This act outlined nine protec...

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5 Disciplinary Procedure Essentials for Cases of Harassment

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5 Disciplinary Procedure Essentials for ...

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for harassment problems to emerge in a workplace. If it occurs in y...

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7 Steps for Managing Harassment in the Workplace

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7 Steps for Managing Harassment in the W...

Unfortunately, harassment in the workplace is still a serious problem in the UK. Protecting employee...

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Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

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Religious Discrimination in the Workplac...

Religion or belief can be a big part of an individual’s life. While you may or may not believe it ha...

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Signed off Work for Stress

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Signed off Work for Stress

Stress is a major issue for employees in the UK. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)’s Labour Forc...

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There and Back Again – The Return to Homeworking

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There and Back Again – The Return to Hom...

Well, here we are again. Many employers were hoping the period remote work earlier this year was a o...

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What to do About Insubordination at Work

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What to do About Insubordination at Work

Ideally, your workforce should be harmonious and easy to manage. However, even the best workplaces e...

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Redundancy Consultation

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Redundancy Consultation

Redundancies are often an inevitable part of any business, no matter how difficult a process it is f...

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New COVID-19 Restrictions - Homeworking & Face Masks

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New COVID-19 Restrictions - Homeworking ...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new measures that are to be put into place. The one measu...

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Conducting Remote Interviews

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Conducting Remote Interviews

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause changes to how we operate. One of these changes is how w...

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Case Law Update: Reputational Damage & Knee Jerk Reactions

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Case Law Update: Reputational Damage & K...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a dismissal for reputational risk, following the...

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Unlawful Deduction of Wages

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Unlawful Deduction of Wages

If you make deductions to an employee’s salary, they may make an unlawful deduction from wages claim...

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What is Summary Dismissal in the UK?

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What is Summary Dismissal in the UK?

Sometimes employee conduct crosses the line and you’ll want them out of the workplace right away. I...

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Brexit – September Update

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Brexit – September Update

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in an EU Referendum. Originally sched...

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Employer Withholding Pay

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Employer Withholding Pay

“Can my employer withhold my pay?” is a common question made by employees. You may wonder yourself i...

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How Many Sick Days Per Year are Acceptable in the UK?

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How Many Sick Days Per Year are Acceptab...

An employee taking a sick day is a disruption to your business, even if it’s legitimate. Where the a...

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My Employee is Refusing to Social Distance at Work – What do I do?

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My Employee is Refusing to Social Distan...

Unfortunately, there are individuals out there who don’t believe in social distancing and mask weari...

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Gross Misconduct: Everything You Need to Know

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Gross Misconduct: Everything You Need to...

Most employers struggle when they're asked to define gross misconduct. Some business owners use th...

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Becoming COVID-secure – FAQs

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Becoming COVID-secure – FAQs

Every organisation has felt the impact of COVID-19. Now that most businesses have returned to normal...

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Fraudulent Furlough Claims - Penalties Explained

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Fraudulent Furlough Claims - Penalties E...

The furlough scheme was put in place to support employers who were not able to operate as normal due...

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7 Steps for EDI Recruitment in Practice

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7 Steps for EDI Recruitment in Practice

The following article was originally published on the RIBA website. You can view the original articl...

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A Comprehensive List of Employment Legislation in the UK

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A Comprehensive List of Employment Legis...

It is essential that, as an employer, you are knowledgeable about employment legislation and laws. T...

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What is Positive Discrimination in the UK?

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What is Positive Discrimination in the U...

In today’s business and social climate, it’s important to embrace diversity to ensure your business ...

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The UK's Biggest Workplace Worries - COVID-19

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The UK's Biggest Workplace Worries - COV...

In August 2020, we surveyed a number of business to find out their biggest workplace concerns. In li...

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Making Contract Changes Due to COVID-19

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Making Contract Changes Due to COVID-19

2020 is a year of survival for businesses. That means saving costs and facing challenges head on. U...

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Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Staff - FAQs

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Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Staff - FA...

The Job Retention Scheme was initially put in place to help businesses retain staff during the coron...

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Health and Safety Compliance

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Health and Safety Compliance

Health and safety law is criminal law. That means failure to follow it can result in criminal convic...

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Company Relocation Employee Rights

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Company Relocation Employee Rights

Sometimes relocation is unavoidable. That doesn’t mean managing the transition of key employees to t...

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Case Law Update: Unfair Dismissal & Some Other Substantial Reason

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Case Law Update: Unfair Dismissal & Some...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a dismissal with no procedure was fair due to a breakd...

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Case Law Update: Disability Discrimination & Personality Disorders

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Case Law Update: Disability Discriminati...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that the tribunal did not err by finding a claimant h...

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My Staff Are Quarantined - What Do I Do?

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My Staff Are Quarantined - What Do I Do?

An increasing number of countries are being added to the COVID quarantine list. Individuals who retu...

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How to Prepare for a Local Lockdown

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How to Prepare for a Local Lockdown

From 18th July, Local Authorities in England have had the authority to implement localised lockdown ...

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Notice Required to Change Working Hours of an Employee

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Notice Required to Change Working Hours ...

Given the current situation in the UK, you’ll want to save costs. It’s also highly likely you’ll wan...

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Sick Leave Entitlement in the UK

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Sick Leave Entitlement in the UK

Managing sickness absence across your workforce is a difficult and time-consuming task. It’s also an...

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Case Law Update: Self Employment & Employee Rights

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Case Law Update: Self Employment & Emplo...

The employment tribunal (ET) has ruled that a hairdresser was an employee. Her employer considered h...

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Mythbuster – My Coronavirus Responsibilities End at Conducting a Risk Assessment

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Mythbuster – My Coronavirus Responsibili...

Conducting a risk assessment is both a necessary and vital part of managing infection within your or...

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Case Law Update: Agency Workers & Temporary Work

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Case Law Update: Agency Workers & Tempor...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an earlier decision from the employment tribunal (ET...

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Shielding is Ending – What Does This Mean?

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Shielding is Ending – What Does This Mea...

A lot of companies in the UK will have staff who are ‘shielding’. This could be due to a medical con...

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FAQs about the Apprenticeship Levy

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FAQs about the Apprenticeship Levy

The apprenticeship levy is a government initiative that came into force in 2017. Our team of emplo...

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What Would a Second Wave of Coronavirus Mean for Your Company?

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What Would a Second Wave of Coronavirus ...

Health leaders have suggested a second wave of coronavirus infections could occur in the winter. If ...

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How to Write a Redundancy Letter to Employees

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How to Write a Redundancy Letter to Empl...

Letters are the main way of keeping employees “in the know” regarding redundancy. The UK employment ...

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How BrightHR Helps You Get Your Business Back to Work

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How BrightHR Helps You Get Your Business...

There’s a lot of preparation that needs to go into reopening your business. But don’t worry, we’re h...

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What is Survivor Syndrome & How Do I Combat It?

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What is Survivor Syndrome & How Do I Com...

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The Five Fair Reasons for Dismissal - A Guide

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The Five Fair Reasons for Dismissal - A ...

Removing staff from your company can be challenging. if you get it wrong it can be very costly for y...

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Redundancy for Furloughed Employees

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Redundancy for Furloughed Employees

During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important for your business to consider the future. With many ...

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How to Bring Staff Back off Furlough

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How to Bring Staff Back off Furlough

The global pandemic has resulted in a lot of “firsts” for employment law in the UK. Many employers w...

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Case Law Update: Disability Discrimination & Medical Evidence

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Case Law Update: Disability Discriminati...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employment tribunal (ET) was right to rely on...

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Redundancy on Maternity Leave

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Redundancy on Maternity Leave

Handling the redundancy process if you have an employee who’s pregnant (or on maternity leave) is a ...

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Top Tips - Getting Back to Normal

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Top Tips - Getting Back to Normal

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Lone Working Laws and Health & Safety

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Lone Working Laws and Health & Safety

If you have lone workers, there are UK employment laws and essential health & safety requirement...

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Employer's Obligations in Relation to RIDDOR & COVID-19

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Employer's Obligations in Relation to RI...

As an employer, you’re undoubtedly familiar with RIDDOR and your reporting obligations. However, the...

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Schools Staying Shut – What Could This Mean For Your Company?

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Schools Staying Shut – What Could This M...

Schools are no longer obligated to fully reopen before the school summer holidays in England. Instea...

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Working From Home: Health & Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Working From Home: Health & Safety Durin...

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government advises businesses to let employees work from hom...

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Unpaid Leave & Coronavirus

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Unpaid Leave & Coronavirus

There are a number of reasons an employee might want to take time off work. Some of these reasons w...

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How to place staff on short-time working

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How to place staff on short-time working

Coronavirus lockdown measures are starting to lift, but not every business in the UK can reopen its ...

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Managing Coronavirus Transmission Risk at Work

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Managing Coronavirus Transmission Risk a...

With lockdown measures in the UK lifting, as a business you may now be looking to return employees t...

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Furlough Goes Part Time from July

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Furlough Goes Part Time from July

On 29 May 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced changes to the Job Retention Scheme. The ...

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How to Manage Phased Return to Work After COVID-19 Lockdown

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How to Manage Phased Return to Work Afte...

The end to the coronavirus lockdown for your company is in sight. However, that doesn’t mean busines...

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Social Distancing at Work Guide

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Social Distancing at Work Guide

Businesses are starting to return to work across the UK. One of the main challenges they’re facing i...

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How to Carry Out COVID-19 Risk Assessments

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How to Carry Out COVID-19 Risk Assessmen...

With coronavirus lockdown limitations now lifting, your business may be looking to return employees ...

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How to Offer an Alternative Job Instead of Redundancy

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How to Offer an Alternative Job Instead ...

If you’ve recruited well, you’ll have some great talent in your organisation. So, letting those indi...

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SSP Rebate Scheme: Explained

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SSP Rebate Scheme: Explained

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Lay Off Clause

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Lay Off Clause

Laying off an employee can be a difficult conversation. Having a lay off clause is a vital part of t...

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Coronavirus Q&A – Advice for Employers

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Coronavirus Q&A – Advice for Employers

First published 3rd March 2020. Last updated 13th May 2020 at 11:00. The UK is officially in lockdo...

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[Mythbuster] There Are No Real Health & Safety Risks When Working at Home

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[Mythbuster] There Are No Real Health & ...

Since there’s been a large increase in the number of people working from home in the past month, it ...

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Prime Minister Sets Out Plan For Easing Lockdown

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Prime Minister Sets Out Plan For Easing ...

In a 10-minute address on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out a provisional plan f...

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HR During the Coronavirus Crisis

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HR During the Coronavirus Crisis

Your staff are furloughed. So you could be forgiven for thinking that usual employment obligations n...

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Emergency Volunteer Leave: What Do You Need To Know?

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Emergency Volunteer Leave: What Do You N...

On 26 March 2020, the government outlined future plans to introduce more volunteering. The purpose w...

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Variation Clause in Employment Contracts

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Variation Clause in Employment Contracts

Making a variation of an employment contract is fraught with risks. You need to consider things such...

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Ramadan During Lockdown

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Ramadan During Lockdown

Last week saw the beginning of Ramadan. For those unfamiliar with it, Ramadan is the holy month of t...

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Cancel Annual Leave: Coronavirus

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Cancel Annual Leave: Coronavirus

It’s a difficult time for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses face a complex task o...

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Changing Contract of Employment Lawfully

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Changing Contract of Employment Lawfully

When you plan to make changes to an employment contract, you must consider a number of elements. But...

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An Essential Worker is Refusing to Come In - What Should I Do?

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An Essential Worker is Refusing to Come ...

Workers deemed essential by the government are likely very busy right now. Organisations with essent...

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Coronavirus: Sick Pay Entitlement for Part-Time Workers

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Coronavirus: Sick Pay Entitlement for Pa...

If you have employees off work sick with COVID-19, you may be able to claim back SSP via the Governm...

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Coronavirus – Zero Hour & Temporary Workers

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Coronavirus – Zero Hour & Temporary Work...

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause issues for businesses across the UK. It has resulted in ...

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Top Tips for Homeworking

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Top Tips for Homeworking

The COVID-19 outbreak has more people than ever working from home in the UK. For employees and empl...

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[Mythbuster] Employees Don’t Accrue Holiday While on Furlough

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[Mythbuster] Employees Don’t Accrue Holi...

With everything that’s been going on the past few weeks, it can be difficult to keep up with all of ...

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How long after making someone redundant can you re-employ them?

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How long after making someone redundant ...

Redundancies can occur for one of two reasons: As a result of closure or Moving the business or ...

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Grievance Procedures in the UK

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Grievance Procedures in the UK

Your working environment consists of individuals from different backgrounds, with unique life experi...

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Case Law Update: Disability Discrimination & Pensions

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Case Law Update: Disability Discriminati...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled on a case involving two disabled police officers and ...

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Can I Tell Staff How to Dress for Work?

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Can I Tell Staff How to Dress for Work?

Employers often implement a dress policy to ensure staff maintain a professional image at work. The ...

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Making a Position Redundant by Restructuring

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Making a Position Redundant by Restructu...

A business restructure doesn’t necessarily mean you need to make redundancies. However, in some case...

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How BrightHR Helps You Manage COVID-19 in Your Workplace

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How BrightHR Helps You Manage COVID-19 i...

It doesn’t matter which sector you’re working in, how big or small your business is, or whether you’...

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Coronavirus Guide for Business Owners

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Coronavirus Guide for Business Owners

Minimise the disruption to your day-to-day operations as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’...

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Don't Forget the April Employment Law Changes

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Don't Forget the April Employment Law Ch...

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, employers up and down the UK could be forgiven for forgetting ...

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Redundancy Notice Period

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Redundancy Notice Period

Redundancy is another form of dismissal. It can occur as a result of a business closing or a changin...

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Case Law Update: Sunday Opt Out and Unfair Dismissal

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Case Law Update: Sunday Opt Out and Unfa...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employee whose job offer was retracted when t...

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Budget Breakdown: Coronavirus Takes the Spotlight

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Budget Breakdown: Coronavirus Takes the ...

The first budget of the new Government has been unveiled. There were several announcements that are ...

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The April Increases You Don't Know About

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The April Increases You Don't Know About

From 6 April 2020, tribunal awards and redundancy rates will increase. We take a look at the new fig...

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Work Equipment - Health & Safety

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Work Equipment - Health & Safety

Key legislation covering the safety of work equipment includes the Provision and Use of Work Equipme...

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Brexit, One Month On

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Brexit, One Month On

One month has passed since the UK officially left the EU and all eyes will likely be looking to the ...

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[Mythbuster] Overtime Makes Employees More Productive

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[Mythbuster] Overtime Makes Employees Mo...

This time I thought I’d tackle a classic—overtime leads to increased productivity. Sometimes it fee...

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Constructive Dismissal Examples

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Constructive Dismissal Examples

In a previous article, we define constructive dismissal as a change to an employee’s working conditi...

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Case Law Update: Refuting a Whistleblower

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Case Law Update: Refuting a Whistleblowe...

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an organisation was not liable for the damage to a whistle blower...

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Non-Disclosure Agreement Guidance - What Does it Mean?

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Non-Disclosure Agreement Guidance - What...

Acas has released new guidance on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). It covers the drafting, use, mis...

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How to Carry Out a Health & Safety Risk Assessment

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How to Carry Out a Health & Safety Risk ...

Risk assessments are an essential part of securing the health & safety of your employees. As we...

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[Top Tips] Improving Hygiene in the Workplace

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[Top Tips] Improving Hygiene in the Work...

It’s a difficult topic—personal hygiene. Whether an employee is refusing to wash their hands, or a p...

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How to Calculate Gender Pay Gaps

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How to Calculate Gender Pay Gaps

If you run a business with over 250 or more employees in the UK, the gender pay gap report should ne...

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8 Top Tips for Investigating a Claim of Harassment

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8 Top Tips for Investigating a Claim of ...

In cases of harassment you must follow a set process and deal with any harassment complaint quickly,...

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3 Changes You NEED to Make by April - Good Work Plan

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3 Changes You NEED to Make by April - Go...

The government’s Good Work Plan will introduce a number of legislative changes. These are meant to i...

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[Infographic] Staff Absence Trends Tracked

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[Infographic] Staff Absence Trends Track...

BrightHR has dug out the data, pulled the reports, and crunched the numbers with it's smart absence ...

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Case Law Update: When is an Impairment a Disability?

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Case Law Update: When is an Impairment a...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when bringing a claim of disability discriminat...

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Case Law Update: Company Losses & Reasonable Adjustments

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Case Law Update: Company Losses & Reason...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that permitting an employee to work from home at a mo...

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Top Tips: Managing Valentine’s Day in the Workplace

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Top Tips: Managing Valentine’s Day in th...

Valentine’s Day. It’s the only holiday based solely on emotion, and—as you can imagine—that can lead...

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First Aid at Work Regulations

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First Aid at Work Regulations

All workplaces, no matter the size, industry or location, needs first aid. However, the nature of yo...

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If I Make a Reasonable Adjustment for On...

An employer recently called the Croner advice lines and asked this question: “If I make a reasonabl...

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Many employers will already know that 2020 is a leap year. This means that—for the first time since ...

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If you don’t already, you should keep up to date with health & safety law. The Health and Safety...

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there can be circumstances where, when considerin...

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In 2010, Lucy Herd lost her son Jack. She was shocked to find how little time her partner could take...

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Supporting Employees’ Dietary Diversity

It may seem simple at first glance, but for many employers, being inclusive of employees’ dietary re...

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Case Law Update - Discrimination Cancell...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that individuals who have been dismissed, but then la...

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EHRC Release anti-harassment guidance

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EHRC Release anti-harassment guidance

New guidance has been released for employers on preventing harassment at work. This report was provi...

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Sexual Harassment at Work

Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is a reality all employers may have to face. You m...

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The implications of handling a TUPE process incorrectly can be extremely harmful to business, which ...

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New Minimum Wage Rates Announced

2020 is set to be one of the busiest years yet for employment law developments.The government kicked...

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As an employer, you have a legal obligation to protect the health and wellbeing of your employees. A...

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Under the Equality Act 2010, it’s unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their re...

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There’s still stigma around mental health in the workplace. This means employees who might want to c...

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Working at Height in Winter

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Working at Height in Winter

Tragically, over the last year, falls from a height accounted for 25% of all fatal injuries. Slips a...

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Key Developments in 2020

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Key Developments in 2020

2019 was a busy year for employment law, but 2020 is set to be even busier. Below are some key area...

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Can Employees Carry Over Their Leave?

Employers are free to choose which 12-month period will serve as the company’s leave year. However, ...

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What is an Employment Tribunal?

Employment tribunals are independent tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland. They have jurisdictio...

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What Does a Conservative Victory Mean fo...

In light of the significant Conservative victory last week, we now have more certainty surrounding e...

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Case Law Update - When Immigration & Emp...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an organisation was wrong to completely depend on a neg...

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Top Five Cases of 2019

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Top Five Cases of 2019

2019 has been a turbulent year for employment law. Here are the top 5 key cases from this year and ...

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Redundancy can be a long and complicated affair. As an employer, you have a legal obligation to foll...

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Case Law Update: Gray v Mulberry Company...

The Court of Appeal has upheld earlier decisions that an employee’s belief in the right to own the c...

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The UK is getting ready for its third general election in four years. Hanging over everything is the...

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Case Law Update: Harassment & Right to P...

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that an employer relying on evidence provided by...

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Sexual Discrimination

Sexual discrimination can be difficult to root out in organisations. Especially when it’s not obviou...

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Personal Protective Equipment

If you work with hazardous substances, or in extreme temperatures, you’ve probably heard the term PP...

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Case Law Update - Redundancy Pay, Statutory v Contractual

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Case Law Update - Redundancy Pay, Statut...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided further clarification on how statutory and contrac...

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Christmas Election – What do Employers N...

The General Election is on and it’s set for 12th December 2019. How will this impact employment law...

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Recording Conversations at Work

Recording conversations at work is a legal grey area that the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) is c...

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‘Real’ Living Wage Increases – What Does...

On Monday 11 November 2019, the Living Wage Foundation outlined the new ‘real’ Living Wage rates. T...

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Data Protection

While members of the public may have access to certain information, others are confidential and prot...

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Dismissal Procedures

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Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal from work should always be your last resort. However, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Which is...

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Breach of Employment Contract

Contracts are a legally binding verbal or physical agreement between two or more parties. As well as...

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Expert View: Employment Contracts

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Expert View: Employment Contracts

If you’d like to download a copy of the contract reviewed in the video, click here.   Make Your ...

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Christmas Parties: 10 Top Tips for Employers

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Christmas Parties: 10 Top Tips for Emplo...

The annual Christmas party is the highlight of the year for most employees, but it can end in a head...

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Hiring Temporary Staff

Black Friday and its millennial cousin—Cyber Monday—have come and gone. But, with Christmas around t...

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Temperatures Drop - Spirits Don’t Have To

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The end of daylight saving time means winter is well on the way. The seasonal shift and colder weath...

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Discrimination is an employment tribunal case waiting to happen. Despite this, pregnancy and materni...

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Case Law Update: Religious Preaching in the Workplace

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The Court of Appeal has ruled that a Nurse was fairly dismissed on allegations she’d engaged in inap...

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Inclusivity at Company Events

Social events—parties, group outings, or activity days—are a great way to reward your hard-working s...

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Case Law Update: When is a Disability a Disability?

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Case Law Update: When is a Disability a ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when evaluating if an impairment should be clas...

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Employment Tribunals Guide

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Employment Tribunals Guide

It’s the unspoken horror hanging over every employment law issue—the tribunal. A simple HR matter ca...

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Time off for Dependants

In this article we explore the different types of time off for dependants can take and how your orga...

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[Mythbuster] I'm Not Liable for Drunk Dr...

As the end of the year draws closer the number of company parties increase. Whether you barely reco...

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Phased Return to Work Guidelines

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Phased Return to Work Guidelines

There are two stages for managing long-term employee absences. The first involves managing their abs...

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Interview Processes & Employment Law

The interview process is understandably a nerve-wracking experience for interviewees. While getting ...

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Five Top Tips on Tackling Bullying in th...

Never underestimate the impact bullying can have on your workforce. It can take may forms and can so...

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Restrictive Covenants

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Restrictive Covenants

If an important employee leaves your business, you might have concerns about them working for a comp...

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Case Law Update: Teacher-Student Relationships & Investigations

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Case Law Update: Teacher-Student Relatio...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employee wasn’t unfairly dismissed despite co...

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Health & Saf...

Outsourcing is a big decision, so it's important you consider all factors before committing to any a...

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Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace occurs when you treat an employee less favourably because of a prote...

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Do Your Employees Have a Right to Reques...

Perceptions of working routines have changed in recent years, the perception of working routines has...

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Case Law Update: Philosophical Belief & ...

The employment tribunal (ET) has held that a doctor’s ‘conscientious objection’ to refer to transgen...

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The Ramifications of Thomas Cook’s Colla...

On 23 September 2019, Thomas Cook went into compulsory liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employe...

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When Allergens Turn Deadly - Food Allerg...

Around 2 million people in the UK have a food allergy. As an employer, there are a number of ways y...

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Avoiding Slips, Trips & Falls

Whether your staff is in an office or on a construction site, every workplace has its hazards. As a...

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Top Tips to De-escalate Conflict

Conflict can take many forms. Whatever the nature of the conflict, it's in your interest to de-esca...

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Jury Service: Employer Obligations

One of your employees has jury service—now what? Your business will no doubt have many questions abo...

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[Mythbuster] I Can’t Discipline an Emplo...

Politics, both in and out of the workplace, is becoming more and more divisive and polarising. Today...

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Choosing a Company Car

A company car is a fairly common business perk for employees. There are a number of things to consid...

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Disability - An Employer's Responsibilit...

October is National Disability Awareness month. If you weren’t already, it’s important to be aware o...

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Case Law Update: Voluntary Overtime Impa...

In a landmark judgement, the Court of Appeal ruled in June that voluntary overtime needs to be taken...

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Sajid Javid: Minimum Wage to Increase to £10.50 in the Next Five Years

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Sajid Javid: Minimum Wage to Increase to...

Speaking at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester, Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that the N...

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The World’s 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

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The World’s 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

The work kettle burnt your hand. The air conditioning is broken. Your desk chair sometimes lowers wi...

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[Halloween] Should I Allow Fancy Dress in the Workplace?

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[Halloween] Should I Allow Fancy Dress i...

Halloween is lurking just around the corner, which means the debate begins again—should I allow empl...

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Time off for Medical Appointments: Employment Law

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Time off for Medical Appointments: Emplo...

Within any work setting, it’s not uncommon for employees to request time off to attend medical appoi...

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Are Your Assets Still Fit For Purpose?

All equipment is subject to ageing. If not managed appropriately, this can lead to equipment/plant f...

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Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit is now illegal—sort of. The latest piece of legislation passed by parliament doesn’...

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Paid Suspension from Work

Suspension is often seen as a punishment or disciplinary sanction—this isn’t the case. You should o...

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Conditional Job Offers

The job process can be a long-winded one for all involved. From creating the job specification to in...

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Eye Health in the Workplace

On average 1000 injuries occur to people’s eyes every day.[1] The best way to prevent them is with ...

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The EAT has held that employers could avoid being liable for discriminatory acts committed by their ...

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  If you’re reading this, and you’re an employer, you—yes you—are responsible for the fire safety...

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Employees have plans for their personal and professional lives. From getting married to having child...

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, in order for whistle blowers to be legally prote...

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Notice Periods During Probation

A probationary period is a trial run with your business for a new starter. During this time, the rul...

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How to Make Your Workplace Disability Co...

There are 7.6 million people working in the UK with a disability. When it comes to disability, is y...

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Is it Legal to Reduce an Employee's Work...

It’s not uncommon for businesses to reconsider part of an employee’s contract while they’re working ...

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Collective Bargaining Agreements: Employ...

If you employ individuals who are members of a union, you’ve likely come across the term ‘collective...

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Case Law Update: Discrimination as a Res...

A recent ruling has found that direct discrimination claims that arise as a result of the alleged di...

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Health & Safety Audits

Safety audits and inspections are vital to the wellbeing of your workforce. The HSE states large pu...

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[Mythbuster] You Can't Cancel Annual Leave Once It's Been Agreed

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[Mythbuster] You Can't Cancel Annual Lea...

One of the most common myths lingering around annual leave is that an employer cannot cancel an empl...

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Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Approximately, one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. [1] ...

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How to Deal with Employee Resignations

Employees resigning is an inevitability, no matter how generous you are as a business towards your w...

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Are You Compliant With Modern Slavery Le...

The existence of modern slavery poses a significant threat to thousands of workers across the globe....

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Case Law Update: Illegal Contracts

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Case Law Update: Illegal Contracts

The Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier decision that an employment contract was enforceable despi...

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Employers' Guide to Long Service Awards

As an employer, you may want to show your appreciation to staff who have dedicated themselves to you...

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How to Combat Poor Housekeeping

Slips, trips and falls remain the highest cause of workplace injuries reported to the HSE—31% of the...

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What is Manual Handling?

Manual handling is responsible for over a third of all workplace injuries. Yet it’s common in many b...

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August Bank Holiday – Are Employees Enti...

The August bank holiday is the one that most employees—and employers—seem to forget. Since it’s just...

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Case Law Update: Mental Health Discrimination

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Case Law Update: Mental Health Discrimin...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer didn’t have ‘constructive knowledge’...

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How to Write a Job Reference for an Empl...

It’s unreasonable to expect an employee to stay in your employ forever. While you may appreciate th...

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5 Top Tips - Working Parents and the Sum...

With the school summer holidays in full swing, employees with young families could be struggling to ...

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Adoption Leave: An Employer's Guide

When a member of staff is having a child, they're entitled to some time away from work. The same app...

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Managing the Health & Safety of Sedentar...

Sedentary lifestyles are commonplace among office workers, but to make matters worse, a large portio...

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Are Employees Entitled to Unpaid Leave?

There are a number of reasons an employee might want to take time off work. Some of these reasons w...

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Boris Johnson’s Key HR Challenges

There’s no doubt that our new Prime Minister has a lot to think about. Now, as he settles in to Num...

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Annualised Hours: Employers' Guide

Traditional methods of working are changing. This is due to a new generation of employees entering t...

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Case Law Update: Disability Discriminati...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that when making a reasonable adjustment to assist a ...

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Mythbuster - HR Only Cares About Complia...

With the amount of myths surrounding the HR department, you’d think HR Managers would have names lik...

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Employee Onboarding Processes

Getting a new employee up to speed with the business is often a daunting process. The importance of...

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Key Facts on an Ageing Workforce

Our working lives are extending and our retirement ages are rising. This ageing workforce is a valua...

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Disability Discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 states that disability discrimination is against the law. Disability discrimin...

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Paternity Leave Guide for Employers

An employee may need to take some time off work when their partner’s having a baby, adopting a child...

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Ethnicity Pay Gap – The Latest Findings ...

Unlike the gender and executive pay gaps, it’s not a legal requirement to report on the ethnicity pa...

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5 Top Tips on Boosting Employee Producti...

Maintaining a productive workforce is crucial to the ongoing success of your company. Here are five ...

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Croner & Numark Partnership Shortlisted ...

Croner are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Association Partnership...

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The Importance of Back to Work Interview...

Conducting an interview upon an employee’s return to work is one of the most effective methods of ma...

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2019 Half Year Review: The Employment Laws that Shook UK Businesses

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2019 Half Year Review: The Employment La...

Since tribunal fees were abolished back in 2017, the amount of claims brought by employees has grown...

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Paternity Pay: Guide for Employers

There’re a lot of articles on maternity entitlements for employees, but not as many that focus on pa...

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Crazy Employee Perks (and why you don’t ...

Crazy employee perks. No doubt you’ve heard of them, and they may have left you wondering ‘how on ea...

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Break Entitlement for 8-Hour Shifts

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Break Entitlement for 8-Hour Shifts

The Working Time Regulations. We’ve all heard of them, but do you know what they mean for your busin...

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Are You About to Hire Volunteers for the...

As we enter the summer months, you may consider taking on a few volunteers in order to provide addit...

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How Do I Manage Asbestos at Work as an E...

You’ve discovered asbestos in your building. You’re unsure what to do, who to call, where to go. As ...

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Reasonable Adjustments: An Employer’s Gu...

The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as any ‘long-term’ or ‘substantial’ physical or mental impa...

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Statutory Notice Period: Employer's Gui...

Every business has a standard which they expect their employees to meet. If they don’t reach expecta...

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Cigarette Breaks: Should You Provide The...

Employees are not automatically entitled to take additional breaks to smoke during the working day, ...

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Health & Wellbeing of Desk Workers

The health & wellbeing of desk workers is often overlooked. But a poorly designed or arranged wo...

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Sick Pay Entitlement for Part-Time Worke...

In the UK, part-time workers must receive the same rights as full-time ones. They’re entitled to the...

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[Mythbuster] I Don’t Need to Review my Employees’ Salaries When I Relocate the Office

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[Mythbuster] I Don’t Need to Review my E...

Whether your employees are janitors, lawyers, mechanics, or IT workers, wages vary wildly across the...

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How to Work Out Pro-Rata

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How to Work Out Pro-Rata

You’ve undoubtedly heard the term ‘pro rata’. But do you know exactly what it means and how to work ...

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How to Say “No” to Holiday Requests This...

As the temperature rises, so do the holiday requests, but you can’t grant them all or you’ll end up ...

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Wor...

Although there have been huge strides in equality in the past few years, discrimination in the workp...

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[EU Ruling] Do You Need to Record Staff Working Hours?

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[EU Ruling] Do You Need to Record Staff ...

The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU businesses must record every hour that employees wor...

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What Does Pro-Rata Mean?

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What Does Pro-Rata Mean?

Pro rata is short for ‘proportional’, which is ‘in proportion to’ or ‘a portion of’ an overall value...

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5 Top Tips - Creating an Inclusive Workp...

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Do I Need to Pay My Interns and Work Experience Staff?

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Do I Need to Pay My Interns and Work Exp...

Interns. They’re eager, hard-working, and have flexibility over the summer to take on your part-time...

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10 Tips on Avoiding Employee Burnout

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10 Tips on Avoiding Employee Burnout

We’re all aware of employee burnout—when an employee has been working too hard for too long it can a...

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Termination of Employment

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Termination of Employment

Although a natural part of employment, terminating an employee is often awkward and contentious. Tha...

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What is a Health & Safety Policy

No matter the industry, size, or nature of your organisation, health & safety plays a vital role...

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Groundbreaking Case Overhauls Holiday Pay Rules

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Groundbreaking Case Overhauls Holiday Pa...

On the 10 June 2019, the Court of Appeal made a groundbreaking ruling on workers’ holiday pay. And i...

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Construction Regulations: Guide for Empl...

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 affect you no matter what your role in the...

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Drug Testing in the Workplace

The 2017/18 Crime Survey for England and Wales found that one-third of adults aged 16-59 took illici...

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What is a Competitive Salary?

There’re a number of factors that determine an employee’s appointment to your organisation, includin...

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Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

Inclusivity and a fair working environment is a goal many employers strive for today. However, dive...

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Avoid Discriminating Due to Disability

Last month it was found that there had been a massive 37% rise in disability discrimination claims c...

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Diabetes & Safety in the Workplace

10 June 2019 marks the start of Diabetes Week in the UK. This article looks at the condition and how...

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Supporting & Promoting Healthy Eating in...

Promoting healthy food in the workplace can help you to encourage a healthier and more productive wo...

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Dismissal During Probationary Period

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Dismissal During Probationary Period

Most permanent employment contracts must first go through the successful completion of a probationar...

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Equal Pay

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The concept of equal pay for equal work has existed for decades. It’s based on the idea that men and...

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June is Pride Month, which means it’s the perfect chance to address some of the myths surrounding LG...

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Are You Paying Staff Too Much?

You’re a good boss, and that means you pay a fair wage. But what should you do when you’ve been a li...

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Presenteeism in the Workplace

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), in 2018 employers lost over 30.7 million worki...

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Summer Issues for Employers

With longer days and higher temperatures, summer is likely an exciting time for both you and your em...

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What is an Incident Report at Work?

You have a duty of care to your employees, which means you’re required to take all necessary precaut...

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10 Tips About Your Workforce and Bank Ho...

Do you have employees who work over bank holidays?  Public holidays raise all sorts of questions, f...

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Top Five Things to Remember When Recruiting

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Top Five Things to Remember When Recruit...

Although finding the appropriate person for a role is challenging, getting things right at the recru...

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EU Ruling Forces UK Bosses to Record Staff Work Hours

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EU Ruling Forces UK Bosses to Record Sta...

The European Court of Justice has ruled that bosses must have a system in place to record every hour...

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What is Unconscious Bias?

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What is Unconscious Bias?

This issue is prevalent in a number of workplaces across the UK and is a difficult topic to pin down...

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Paid Suspension from Work

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What are Protected Characteristics?

There have been various legislations in the UK protecting individuals from discrimination in the wor...

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Cricket World Cup: Dealing with Sporting Events in the Workplace

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Cricket World Cup: Dealing with Sporting...

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will run from 30th May through to 14th July. Matches will (mostly) be hel...

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What are the benefits of benchmarking?

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What are the benefits of benchmarking?

Salary benchmarking is no doubt a term you’ve come across, especially if you work in HR. But rememb...

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Office Dogs: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

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Office Dogs: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

So, I was going to write about Brexit this month. But we’re not doing that now. It’s been put on hol...

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Food Allergy Awareness Week

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Food Allergy Awareness Week

A food that is safe for most people to eat may be hazardous to others because of a food allergy. A ...

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Expert View: Social Media in the Workplace

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Expert View: Social Media in the Workpla...

If an employee slates your business on social media, would that be gross misconduct? Probably. If an...

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Managing Conflict at Work

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Managing Conflict at Work

Disputes within the workplace aren’t uncommon. It’s only natural for employees from diverse backgro...

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[Mythbuster] There's No Need to Make Allowances for Employees Fasting for Ramadan

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[Mythbuster] There's No Need to Make All...

This year, Ramadan falls on the 5th May and ends on 4th June. The observance is much more than a com...

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Expert View: Employment Law Changes & Good Work Plan

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Expert View: Employment Law Changes & Go...

  April 2019 Employment Law Changes 1st April: National Living & Minimum Wage Increase Ever...

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439,000 Staff Illegally Underpaid in 2017/18

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439,000 Staff Illegally Underpaid in 201...

The Low Pay Commission estimates that more people than ever are being underpaid, and staff are more ...

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Fasting During Ramadan: Top Five Workplace Health Tips

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Fasting During Ramadan: Top Five Workpla...

The holy month is a time of prayer, fasting and family gatherings. With a Muslim community of some 3...

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How Does a Company Car Allowance Work?

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How Does a Company Car Allowance Work?

A company car is a perk that helps recruit and retain great staff. For some, having a company vehicl...

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Car Allowance v Company Car

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Car Allowance v Company Car

Providing an employee with a vehicle can be a reward for long or exceptional service, as well as a p...

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Top Ten Tips on Supporting Employees Through Maternity

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Top Ten Tips on Supporting Employees Thr...

Pregnancy can be an exciting but challenging time for your workforce and it is vital that you know h...

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What to Do if an HSE Inspector Calls…

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What to Do if an HSE Inspector Calls…

The only way to protect your business from an HSE inspection is to make sure you comply with HSE law...

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Employee Appraisals: Guide for Employers

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Employee Appraisals: Guide for Employers...

An appraisal is an act of assessing an individual, place or thing. With regards to the workplace, i...

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Grounds for Unfair Dismissal

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Grounds for Unfair Dismissal

A successful unfair dismissal claim can result in a pay-out of over £100,000—including the compensat...

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Constructive Dismissal: A Pay Day for Predatory Lawyers?

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Constructive Dismissal: A Pay Day for Pr...

Constructive dismissal is a big worry for employees. Why? Because you don’t even need to dismiss any...

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Health and Safety Executive - Safety Alert

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Health and Safety Executive - Safety Ale...

A safety alert from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has been published that has focused on P...

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How to Say No to Pay Rises (And Not Look Like a Monster)

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How to Say No to Pay Rises (And Not Look...

It’s one of the toughest jobs you face as a boss. Looking a hardworking employee in the eye and sayi...

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What is Occupational Sick Pay?

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What is Occupational Sick Pay?

When your employees are off sick, they may be able to get some form of sick pay. They may be eligib...

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The Role of HR Compliance

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The Role of HR Compliance

At Croner, we use the term ‘HR compliance’ quite a lot. This is due to the fact compliance is essen...

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Tackling Stress in the Workplace

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Tackling Stress in the Workplace

Stress can affect anyone at any point in their life. Bupa study shows 44% of British people suffer f...

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Right to Work Checks: A Brexit Update

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Right to Work Checks: A Brexit Update

Following last week’s developments, the UK is now legally set to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 unl...

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Ill Health Capability Dismissal Procedure

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Ill Health Capability Dismissal Procedur...

There’s no straightforward way to let go of an employee due to ill health. There are five fair reaso...

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HR Considerations for Volunteers, Apprentices, Freelancers & Contractors

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HR Considerations for Volunteers, Appren...

When considering using volunteers, apprentices or freelancers and contractors within an organisation...

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Can I Complete My Own Fire Risk Assessment?

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Can I Complete My Own Fire Risk Assessme...

To complete your own fire risk assessment you need to be deemed competent to be able to produce a su...

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Workers' Rights: Breaks

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Workers' Rights: Breaks

While most employees have the right to take breaks at work, as a business owner it’s not mandatory t...

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Benefits of Flexible Working For Employers

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Benefits of Flexible Working For Employe...

As a new generation enters the workforce, many employers are adapting the way they attract and retai...

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Expert View: Probationary Period

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Expert View: Probationary Period

  Inductions, probationary periods & termination Why is an induction so important? The impo...

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HSE - Welding Safety Alert

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HSE - Welding Safety Alert

A safety alert from the Health and Safety Executive has recently been published that has focused on ...

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Light Duties at Work: Employer Responsibilities

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Light Duties at Work: Employer Responsib...

Part of the HR responsibilities within an organisation include monitoring and managing the health an...

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Gender Pay

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Gender Pay

The gender pay gap also referred to as the gender wage gap has been a major talking point for employ...

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How to Reduce Slips, Trips & Falls in Your Workplace

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How to Reduce Slips, Trips & Falls in Yo...

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of a...

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Employer Rights and Responsibilities in the UK

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Employer Rights and Responsibilities in ...

All businesses operating within the UK must follow specific regulations put in place to protect thei...

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[Mythbuster] The Gender Pay Gap is a Myth

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[Mythbuster] The Gender Pay Gap is a Myt...

Often treated as a monster lurking under the collective beds of firms with 250 employees or over—the...

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Bereavement Time Off Work: An Employer's Guide

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Bereavement Time Off Work: An Employer's...

Grief can affect anyone on a psychological, emotional & physical level. And with regards to the ...

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Our Tip for the Grand National: Stop Staff Gambling at Work

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Our Tip for the Grand National: Stop Sta...

Around one-fifth of adults use the internet to gamble each month, and the number of problem gamblers...

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How Does Time in Lieu Work?

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How Does Time in Lieu Work?

You’ll most commonly use time off in lieu (TOIL) when you require employees to work extra hours or d...

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Corporate Manslaughter: What You Need to Know

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Corporate Manslaughter: What You Need to...

Until 2008, it was both difficult and rare to convict a corporation for a criminal offence. Before...

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Bank Holidays: Legal Requirement or Not?

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Bank Holidays: Legal Requirement or Not?

Do you need to give your staff days off on bank holidays? Do you have to pay them extra if they want...

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Fires at The Ivy, Ocado and Tesla… Is Your Business Next?

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Fires at The Ivy, Ocado and Tesla… Is Yo...

The following incidents took place at the sites of major businesses in the UK between January and Ma...

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How to Tell if Your New Hire is a Superstar (Or Not…)

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How to Tell if Your New Hire is a Supers...

There are four personality types. Actually, there are seven. No, wait, 18. Type ‘employee appraisal’...

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Manual Handling Training: What You Need to Know

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Manual Handling Training: What You Need ...

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 defines manual handling as ‘any transporting ...

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Human Resource Responsibilities

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Human Resource Responsibilities

What is the role of HR in the workplace and what are the duties and responsibilities of human resour...

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Debate Over Sleep-in Pay Continues to the Supreme Court

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Debate Over Sleep-in Pay Continues to th...

Particularly in the care sector, it is common for employees to perform a ‘sleep-in’ as part of their...

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Workplace Risk Assessment: Employer Advice

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Workplace Risk Assessment: Employer Advi...

Conducting a risk assessment in the workplace is vital for ensuring the safety of your employees and...

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Accident vs Incident

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Accident vs Incident

You may believe all accidents are avoidable. Or perhaps they’re inevitable. If you run a business, ...

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Epilepsy in the Workplace

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Epilepsy in the Workplace

Overview Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizu...

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Display Screen Equipment: Guide for Employers

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Display Screen Equipment: Guide for Empl...

You’re responsible for ensuring the health & safety of your employees under Section 2 of HASAWA ...

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Top Ten Ways to Show You Appreciate Your Employees

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Top Ten Ways to Show You Appreciate Your...

Employee Appreciation Day, observed every first Friday in March, highlights the importance of employ...

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Overtime Pay: A Guide For Employers

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Overtime Pay: A Guide For Employers

Many businesses are still confused about the rules surrounding overtime pay. Confusion relates to em...

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Payslip Cheat Sheet | Get Ready for April Legal Changes

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Payslip Cheat Sheet | Get Ready for Apri...

From the 6th April 2019, a new law will completely change how you issue payslips. If you don’t updat...

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The Gender Pay Gap Widens – Stumble at the First Hurdle?

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The Gender Pay Gap Widens – Stumble at t...

Last week the BBC reported that four in 10 private companies have wider pay gaps than they did last ...

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Mythbuster – I Can’t Discipline Employees for their Actions Outside of Work

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Mythbuster – I Can’t Discipline Employee...

This myth is particularly prevalent—which is surprising, considering the amount of highly-publicised...

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National Living Wage Goes Up (+7 Other Laws You Need to Know…)

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National Living Wage Goes Up (+7 Other L...

In April 2019, new employment laws will force you to change how you work. You’ll face hikes in the N...

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Early Conciliation Guide

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Early Conciliation Guide

When working in a large organisation or within a big team, there’s bound to be some disagreements or...

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Why Does My Boss Want to Microchip Me?

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Why Does My Boss Want to Microchip Me?

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But one day your boss will microchip you. At least, that’s what...

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Staircase Tax and its Impact on Small Businesses

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Staircase Tax and its Impact on Small Bu...

Many businesses were eager to hear if they would receive any relief from Property taxes in Philip Ha...

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The Equal Pay Challenge

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The Equal Pay Challenge

The news that women working in Morrisons supermarkets are bringing an equal pay claim should serve a...

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Corporate Social Responsibility Guide

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Corporate Social Responsibility Guide

Gone are the days when the only focus for businesses was their profit margin. Now, a business’s soci...

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Written Warnings Guide

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Written Warnings Guide

Knowing when you need to issue a written warning to a staff member is tricky. It can be an unpleasan...

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10 Health & Safety Tips for Small and New Businesses

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10 Health & Safety Tips for Small and Ne...

When setting up a business, or managing a small one, it can be easy to overlook the health & saf...

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Work Uniforms: Employer's Guide

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Work Uniforms: Employer's Guide

There are many reasons to implement a dress code at work. You may need to do it for the safety of y...

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Top 10 HR Tips for Setting up a New Business

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Top 10 HR Tips for Setting up a New Busi...

Setting up a new business is a challenging and exciting time. You undoubtedly have a lot to think ab...

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Q&A: Shift Work and Health Problems

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Q&A: Shift Work and Health Problems

Q: We have a number of employees who work on a shift pattern. I wish to ensure that we are doing all...

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Should Bosses Ever Earn Less Than Staff?

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Should Bosses Ever Earn Less Than Staff?

Managers take on more responsibility. They work longer hours. They have stricter targets and objecti...

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Are Computer Screens Destroying Your Eyesight?

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Are Computer Screens Destroying Your Eye...

According to one study, as many as 90% of people who work at computer screens in the UK have symptom...

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What is Workplace Bullying?

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What is Workplace Bullying?

Bullying, just like harassment in the workplace can have detrimental effects of the productivity and...

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Burden of Proof in Employment Tribunal Cases

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Burden of Proof in Employment Tribunal C...

Knowing who has the burden of proof in an employment tribunal scenario is vital, as it will impact h...

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Shared Parental Leave Guide

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Shared Parental Leave Guide

Shared parental leave (SPL) is a useful tool to help reduce your organisation’s gender pay gap, as w...

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Absence Management: Creating a Policy That Works

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Absence Management: Creating a Policy Th...

There’s no controlling when we’re under the weather. Unfortunately for businesses, your employees ar...

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Six Nations Rugby: Dealing with Sporting Events in the Workplace

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Six Nations Rugby: Dealing with Sporting...

The 2019 Six Nations Championship will run from 1st February through to 16th March, with most of the...

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Historical LGBT Employment Cases and their Significance

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Historical LGBT Employment Cases and the...

When the Equality Act 2010 was introduced it ensured LGBT individuals were not discriminated against...

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Health & Safety Management System: Review Guide

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Health & Safety Management System: Revie...

Having a competently-written, clear and concise safety management system (SMS) can mean the differen...

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How to Conduct an HR Audit

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How to Conduct an HR Audit

Happy, motivated, and engaged employees are the driving force of a successful company. Ensuring your...

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Understanding Directors' Remunerations

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Understanding Directors' Remunerations

With the executive pay ratio reporting deadline next year creeping ever-closer, there’s more attenti...

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New Mums to Get 6 Months’ Redundancy Protection

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New Mums to Get 6 Months’ Redundancy Pro...

The government has proposed a new law that will protect women from redundancy for six months after r...

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Winter Weather Q&A for Employers

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Winter Weather Q&A for Employers

Severe weather has affected much of the UK with many areas completely cut off by snow and ice. In li...

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Top Ten Tips for Tackling Stress, Anxiety & Depression in the Workplace

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Top Ten Tips for Tackling Stress, Anxiet...

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[Mythbuster] It’s Going to Cost Lots of Money to Get Rid of Our Gender Pay Gap

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[Mythbuster] It’s Going to Cost Lots of ...

It is understandable for people to think that an issue intrinsically linked to pay would cost lots o...

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Payslip Rules Are Changing: Are You Ready?

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Payslip Rules Are Changing: Are You Read...

From the 6th April 2019, new rules will change how you issue payslips. Here’s how to prepare now and...

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Do Bank Holidays Count Towards Your Overall Annual Holiday Entitlement?

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Do Bank Holidays Count Towards Your Over...

As a new year begins and staff members begin planning their holidays, it’s worth taking a look at an...

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How do I Handle National Hugging Day at Work?

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How do I Handle National Hugging Day at ...

There are many wonderful initiatives you can run in your business during the year. National Hugging ...

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World Religion Day: Your Employees' Rights at Work

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World Religion Day: Your Employees' Righ...

Each year, thousands of businesses call Croner for advice on sensitive issues involving religious an...

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Conducting an Equal Pay Audit

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Conducting an Equal Pay Audit

The equal pay act sets provisions for organisations to follow the same pay system. Under the Act, yo...

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Blue Monday: Not an Exact Science, Still a Force for Good

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Blue Monday: Not an Exact Science, Still...

You’ve heard of Blue Monday, right? It’s ‘scientifically proven’ to be the most depressing day of th...

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Health & Safety Changes to Look Out For in 2019

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Health & Safety Changes to Look Out For ...

The news at the start of this year has been dominated by Brexit and its potential impact on the UK. ...

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Understanding Wage Differentials and Identifying Factors That Affect It

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Understanding Wage Differentials and Ide...

The first step to understanding wage differentials is knowing the distinction between wage and salar...

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Did you know that people who sit for 13 hours a day have a 200% greater risk of death than those who...

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How to Keep Staff When There’s No Money for a Pay Rise

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How to Keep Staff When There’s No Money ...

Your best employees work hard because they’re passionate about what they do. But even they still pro...

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What is Performance Related Pay?

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What is Performance Related Pay?

Performance related pay (PRP) can help you motivate an under-performing workforce, but it can also b...

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Business Leaders Step on Board!

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Business Leaders Step on Board!

Developing talent within your business can be a challenge. Fortunately, a cost-effective option is a...

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[Mythbuster] Health & Safety is Just Common Sense

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[Mythbuster] Health & Safety is Just Com...

It is important to remember that one individual’s common sense, is another’s foolishness. While som...

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What are the Top Three Causes of Workplace Accidents and How Can I Avoid Them?

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What are the Top Three Causes of Workpla...

In Great Britain last year almost two thirds of workplace accidents (62%) were caused by only three ...

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What to Expect in Employment Law From 2019

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What to Expect in Employment Law From 20...

2018 was a fascinating year for employment law, with a variety of changes and landmark cases in empl...

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A Guide to Handling Compassionate Leave

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A Guide to Handling Compassionate Leave

Dealing with bereavement is difficult. Most of us will experience it at some point in our career and...

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What We Learned in 2018

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What We Learned in 2018

2018 was a year of great upheaval, politically as well as in terms of HR & Employment Law. Alt...

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National Minimum Wage

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National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) receives a review every year. There’s no commitment to increase the ...

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Working Time Regulations

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Working Time Regulations

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Race

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Race

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Employee Incentives

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Employee Incentives

Showing your staff you appreciate them is a good business practice. It lets them know you value thei...

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Uber Loses Appeal to Classify Drivers as Self-Employed

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Uber Loses Appeal to Classify Drivers as...

The Court of Appeal has refused to overturn previous judgements that Uber drivers are entitled to em...

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Government to Overhaul Employment Law: Here’s What It Means for You

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Government to Overhaul Employment Law: H...

The UK Government has announced the “largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights.” It’s new...

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What's a Final Salary Pension and How's it Calculated?

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What's a Final Salary Pension and How's ...

Employees often look for businesses who offer final salary pensions. Many professionals consider it ...

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How to Deal With Employee Victimisation

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How to Deal With Employee Victimisation

Dealing with employee mistreatment is an important aspect of human resources in the workplace. If yo...

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Ageism in the Workplace

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Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism in the Workplace

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What is Capability Dismissal?

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What is Capability Dismissal?

Capability dismissal is a contentious issue and one that often ends up at an employment tribunal. Th...

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Get Ready to Report Your CEO Pay Gap…

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Get Ready to Report Your CEO Pay Gap…

From January 1, UK listed companies must report the pay gap between their Chief Executives and avera...

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Why You Might Need Mental Health First Aid…

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Why You Might Need Mental Health First A...

Bosses of 50 leading British businesses have called on Theresa May to make ‘mental health first aid’...

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[Mythbuster] Christian Employees Can Refuse to Work over Christmas

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[Mythbuster] Christian Employees Can Ref...

Christmas is first and foremost a Christian holiday. For this reason some employees may argue that ...

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Hug or Harassment? How Can You Be Sure?

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Hug or Harassment? How Can You Be Sure?

Reports have come to light of a culture of ‘forced hugging’ within the fashion chain, Ted Baker. Mor...

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Vegan Philosophy & Gross Misconduct

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Vegan Philosophy & Gross Misconduct

A fascinating new case due to go to tribunal next March brings a number of issues to the fore, the c...

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Everything Employers Should Know About Statutory Redundancy

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Everything Employers Should Know About S...

Redundancy is a form of dismissing your employees. In most cases, redundancies can happen when you d...

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How Employers Can Handle Discrimination at Work

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How Employers Can Handle Discrimination ...

Despite progress in stamping out workplace discrimination, it’s still a part of the modern business ...

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Employment Law and Brexit: Everything You Need to Know

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Employment Law and Brexit: Everything Yo...

Brexit remains a major talking point in business. Perhaps more so than in politics. Why is this the ...

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The Future of NDAs

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The Future of NDAs

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) have taken the spotlight recently as a method of preventing employe...

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Preparing for Adverse Weather

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Preparing for Adverse Weather

As we enter into the winter season, it is important to prepare for the worst. The nights are getting...

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Coming Out at Work

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Coming Out at Work

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What is the Statutory Holiday Entitlement in the UK?

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What is the Statutory Holiday Entitlemen...

All employees have a right to paid holiday (statutory annual leave) regardless of the contract type....

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What is the Best Way for your Employees to Clock in and out of Work?

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What is the Best Way for your Employees ...

Clocking in and out of work may be a necessity for your workplace, but it can also be a cause of str...

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How Much Does Employee Turnover Cost Your Business?

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How Much Does Employee Turnover Cost You...

A recent Glassdoor survey revealed that almost 35% of hiring professionals expected more employees t...

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Staff Turnover: What Do You Need to Know?

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Staff Turnover: What Do You Need to Know...

Having a high worker turnover can have mean two things: A negative impact on your company’s performa...

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What is Wrongful Dismissal?

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What is Wrongful Dismissal?

If you breach an employee’s contract, you could be liable for wrongful dismissal. In this article, w...

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TUPE Regulations Guide for Employers

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TUPE Regulations Guide for Employers

If all or some of your business is moving from one owner to another—you need to know about TUPE. Her...

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What's the Difference Between a Wage and a Salary?

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What's the Difference Between a Wage and...

The terms ‘salary’ and ‘wages’ are often used interchangeably. The fact is, these two terms hold dif...

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How do you Write a Contract of Employment?

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How do you Write a Contract of Employmen...

It's your legal obligation as an employer to provide each employee with a written contract. You mus...

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What is a Disciplinary Hearing?

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What is a Disciplinary Hearing?

From time to time, your business can face situations where an employee’s behaviour breaches your rul...

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What is Salary Benchmarking?

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What is Salary Benchmarking?

If you work in HR, you would no doubt have heard about salary benchmarking. But what exactly is it? ...

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Mythbuster – Verbal Contracts are NOT Valid Contracts

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Mythbuster – Verbal Contracts are NOT Va...

This is a fairly common myth, but an important one. Why? Because a verbal employment contract or one...

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Managing Health and Safety for Employees Working from Home

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Managing Health and Safety for Employees...

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) describes homeworking as, “A type of flexi...

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Garden Leave and Pay in Lieu of Notice (PILON) - What You Need to Know

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Garden Leave and Pay in Lieu of Notice (...

When an employee leaves your company, either due to redundancy or dismissal, there is plenty of scop...

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Health & Safety – The Latest Statistics

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Health & Safety – The Latest Statistics

The HSE recently released their annual injury and ill health report for Great Britain (2017/2018). T...

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Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Stress in the Workplace

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Identifying, Managing, and Preventing St...

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. A day to reflect on what we can do to help ourselves, and ot...

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Managing the Holiday Crunch

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Managing the Holiday Crunch

This year, many employees will be going into November with a significant chunk of their annual leave...

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The National Living Wage on Living Wage Week

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The National Living Wage on Living Wage ...

As Living Wage Week rolls around again, Croner take a look at what the current National Living Wage ...

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Religious Discrimination

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Religious Discrimination

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What to do When the Whistle Blows

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What to do When the Whistle Blows

A recent landmark case awarded £2m to an employee who had blown the whistle on his employer. This re...

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Morrisons Data Breach – The Implications

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Morrisons Data Breach – The Implications

The recent case against Morrisons due to a data breach by one of its employees has far-reaching impl...

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Is Your Gender Pay Gap Report Non-Compliant?

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Is Your Gender Pay Gap Report Non-Compli...

A recent analysis of all Gender Pay Gap reports submitted in 2018 found that one in four of all repo...

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10 Common Employee Conduct Issues & How to Resolve Them

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10 Common Employee Conduct Issues & How ...

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Employee Rights in the Wild West

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Employee Rights in the Wild West

Rockstar Games recently made headlines, not because of its long-awaited new release Red Dead Redempt...

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Latest Early Conciliation Figures – What They Tell Us

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Latest Early Conciliation Figures – What...

If you’re not entirely sure what early conciliation is, here’s the basic summary: Early conciliation...

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National Minimum Wage: The Current Situation

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National Minimum Wage: The Current Situa...

The National Minimum Wage has been the focus of many legal cases recently, with everything from slee...

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National Minimum Wage Report Findings

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National Minimum Wage Report Findings

In September 2018, the government released a report on the National LivingWage (NLW) and the Nationa...

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Academic Internships: Employee Rights

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Academic Internships: Employee Rights

As the new academic year begins, a new set of students will be looking for internships as part of th...

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Age Discrimination: Examples and What You Need to Know

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Age Discrimination: Examples and What Yo...

The Equality Act 2010 forbids you from discriminating against job seekers, your staff, and trainees....

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Stay Interviews: Find Out Why Your Staff Choose to Stay

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Stay Interviews: Find Out Why Your Staff...

Almost half of HR leaders in the UK cited employee turnover and retention as their top challenge.[1]...

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Breastfeeding and Working: How You Can Help New Mothers in Your Workplace

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Breastfeeding and Working: How You Can H...

When a new mother returns to work, there’s plenty you can do as an employer or HR manager to help he...

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Exit Interviews: A Chance to Improve Your Business

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Exit Interviews: A Chance to Improve You...

If an individual relies on you for their livelihood, the chances are high that they won’t provide yo...

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[Mythbuster] Halloween is a Nightmare for Company Productivity

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[Mythbuster] Halloween is a Nightmare fo...

For many employers, Halloween is a nightmare—not just because of the costumes, but because of the po...

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Mental Health Day: How to Improve Your Workforce’s Wellbeing

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Mental Health Day: How to Improve Your W...

Today marks World Mental Health Day: a day to raise awareness, and reflect on what we can do to make...

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Mythbuster – Diversity Training Encourages Reverse Discrimination

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Mythbuster – Diversity Training Encourag...

There are some employees who feel that participating in diversity training is an attack on their rac...

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‘No deal’ Brexit Government Guidance Explained

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‘No deal’ Brexit Government Guidance Exp...

The government recently released guidance on what would happen if the UK and the EU were unable to c...

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When is Workplace Surveillance Acceptable?

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When is Workplace Surveillance Acceptabl...

A recent report by the TUC found that over half of UK workers believe they are being monitored by a ...

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The Perils of Presenteeism

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The Perils of Presenteeism

A report by the Office of National Statistics stated that average number of sick days in 2017 was 4....

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Sport Relief Fancy Dress: Harmless Fun Or A Potential Tribunal Risk?

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Sport Relief Fancy Dress: Harmless Fun O...

With Sport Relief coming to most workplaces in March, we examine whether allowing fancy dress is har...

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Industry Giants Discuss the Future World of Work at Croner

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Industry Giants Discuss the Future World...

On Thursday 29th June, Croner invited renowned thought-leaders from the industry to the first HR Lea...

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Croner Shortlisted for CIPD People Management Awards

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Croner Shortlisted for CIPD People Manag...

The CIPD People Management Awards reward and celebrate outstanding achievement in people management ...

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Brexit-Related Uncertainty Around EU Workers

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Brexit-Related Uncertainty Around EU Wor...

There are many issues surrounding the area of Brexit and its impact on EU workers and employers in t...

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It’s Snow Excuse: Safety of Employees should be Paramount in Extreme Weather Conditions

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It’s Snow Excuse: Safety of Employees sh...

Employers need to make sure weather-related absences are genuine London, January 18, 2013 – Employe...

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What is Direct Discrimination?

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What is Direct Discrimination?

According to the Equality Act 2010, direct discrimination is when: “A person (A) discriminates again...

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Is Maximum Workplace Temperature Legislation Possible?

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Is Maximum Workplace Temperature Legisla...

Following the Great British Heat Wave, many employees (and employers) across the country are asking ...

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Should Companies Offer Mindfulness Training?

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Should Companies Offer Mindfulness Train...

What is mindfulness? It's a term many of us have heard, but few truly understand—and for good reason...

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How Businesses can Best Prepare for Brexit

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How Businesses can Best Prepare for Brex...

Recently, attitudes towards Brexit have taken a very pessimistic turn. Many are advising businesses ...

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What is Harassment in the Workplace?

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What is Harassment in the Workplace?

Harassment at work involves one or more employees causing a colleague to feel upset, shamed, intimid...

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What Should I do if I Overpay a Worker?

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What Should I do if I Overpay a Worker?

Overpaying employees is more common than you might think. It's a simple enough error that can have ...

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Who is Responsible for Health & Safety in the Workplace?

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Who is Responsible for Health & Safety i...

Employers often wish to distance themselves from the responsibility for health & safety. Accid...

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Conducting a Salary Review

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Conducting a Salary Review

There is no law stating that you must increase staff pay each year. If an employee’s annual salary ...

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Croner Chosen as Approved Supplier for NHS SBS Framework

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Croner Chosen as Approved Supplier for N...

We are pleased to announce that Croner has been successful in winning a place on the NHS Shared Busi...

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Constructive Dismissal Compensation: What's the Risk?

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Constructive Dismissal Compensation: Wha...

Would having to pay out a maximum of £83,682 in constructive dismissal compensation be a drain on yo...

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Maternity Pay for Agency Workers: What Do You Need to Know?

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Maternity Pay for Agency Workers: What D...

Do you know about maternity pay for agency workers? An agency worker has a contract with an agency—a...

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How to Get Statutory Maternity Pay: A Guide

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How to Get Statutory Maternity Pay: A Gu...

UK law protects employees who are having a baby with both maternity leave and—the subject of this ar...

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The True Cost of Hiring a Bad Recruit

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The True Cost of Hiring a Bad Recruit

Hiring a bad recruit may seem like a mild inconvenience- a speed bump- but nothing more. In truth, t...

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Will Smaller Businesses be Required to Report their Gender Pay Gap?

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Will Smaller Businesses be Required to R...

The Gender Pay Gap reports earlier this year found that the UK has one of the highest gender pay gap...

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Unfair Dismissal Compensation: What's the Risk?

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Unfair Dismissal Compensation: What's th...

An employment tribunal will award unfair dismissal compensation to your employee or ex-employee if i...

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[Mythbuster] It Is Too Expensive to Hire Disabled Workers

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[Mythbuster] It Is Too Expensive to Hire...

Only a small percentage of disabled employees require reasonable adjustments that actually cost the ...

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What is Constructive Dismissal?

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What is Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is when you change some aspect of an employee's job or their working conditio...

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Croner & dot2dot Partnership Shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards

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Croner & dot2dot Partnership Shortlisted...

We are delighted to announce that Croner, in partnership with dot2dot, has been shortlisted as a fin...

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Cycle to Work Safely

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Cycle to Work Safely

For employees trying to stay fit, cycling to work can be an excellent way of keeping in shape. Unfor...

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Carrying out a Stress Risk Assessment

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Carrying out a Stress Risk Assessment

The HSE states that over 11 million days are lost a year because of stress, with stress making up ar...

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Statutory Redundancy Pay in the UK

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Statutory Redundancy Pay in the UK

Many employers have had to face the dreaded task of making some or all their staff redundant. Losing...

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How to Help Employees Combat Impostor Syndrome

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How to Help Employees Combat Impostor Sy...

When you look at your employees, do you see a group of people who aren’t meant to be there, or do yo...

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How to Improve Diversity in the Boardroom

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How to Improve Diversity in the Boardroo...

With the Hampton-Alexander Review revealing that only 29% of FTSE 100 board positions are occupied b...

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What is Unfair Dismissal?

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What is Unfair Dismissal?

UK law describes unfair dismissal as firing an employee without a fair reason to do so. There are fi...

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Ruling States no NMW for Workers Who ‘Sleep-in’ During Night Shifts

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Ruling States no NMW for Workers Who ‘Sl...

Employers in the care sector recently learned that workers are not entitled to the National Minimum ...

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Do You Pay Tax on a Pension Withdrawal?

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Do You Pay Tax on a Pension Withdrawal?

Yes, you do pay tax on pension withdrawal. The Government's website states: "When you take money fro...

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Facility Time Reports due at the end of July

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Facility Time Reports due at the end of ...

31 July marks the deadline for eligible employers to submit their ‘facility time reports’. The repor...

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Recent Developments in the Gig Economy

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Recent Developments in the Gig Economy

The recent case of Gary Smith v Pimlico Plumbers has been a significant case in relation to those en...

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What Are the Consequences of Affairs in the Workplace?

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What Are the Consequences of Affairs in ...

An affair at work can refer to any relationship between two of your employees. This includes extrama...

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More Employers Named and Shamed over National Minimum Wage

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More Employers Named and Shamed over Nat...

Back in March, 179 employers were named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the National...

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What the LGBT Action Plan Means for Employers

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What the LGBT Action Plan Means for Empl...

On 2 July 2018, the government published the results of a survey on LGBT experiences throughout the ...

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When Should You Use Respiratory Protective Equipment?

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When Should You Use Respiratory Protecti...

Croner’s Health & Safety Consultants visit a wide range of businesses every week, and these can ...

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Equal Pay Claims are Rising

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Equal Pay Claims are Rising

In July 2017, tribunal fees were ruled to be unlawful, and so the barrier that stopped employees cla...

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Cashing in Your Pension: Everything You Need to Know

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Cashing in Your Pension: Everything You ...

Can I Cash in My Pension Early? Since April 2015, once you celebrate the fine age of 55 you can wit...

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Managing Rowdy Employees During the World Cup

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Managing Rowdy Employees During the Worl...

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, and there is a twinkle of tentativ...

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[Mythbuster] Employees Can Get a Day Off Work Because of the UK Heat Wave

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[Mythbuster] Employees Can Get a Day Off...

Firstly, it is important to note that there is no maximum workplace temperature.It is a common myth ...

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Are You Awake to the Unconscious Bias of Job Ads?

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Are You Awake to the Unconscious Bias of...

If you’ve been copying the same text for your job ads for the past few years, then it’s time to wake...

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Sun, Sea & Unauthorised Absence

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Sun, Sea & Unauthorised Absence

The sun is shining, the holiday season is upon us and schools are closing for the end of term break....

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What is a Workplace Pension Scheme?

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What is a Workplace Pension Scheme?

A workplace pension scheme helps your employees to save for their retirement. You, their employer, a...

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What is A Private Pension?

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What is A Private Pension?

A private pension plan, or personal pension plan, is a money-saving scheme that you can use to make ...

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World Cup in the Workplace: Top Tips for Employers

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World Cup in the Workplace: Top Tips for...

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on 14 June. While the timing of the games mean that Engl...

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What are Allowable Expenses?

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What are Allowable Expenses?

What are Allowable Expenses? Allowable expenses are tax deductible. This means that you don't need ...

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What is Occupational Maternity Pay?

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What is Occupational Maternity Pay?

What is Occupational Maternity Pay? Occupational maternity pay is an optional payment that you can ...

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Do You Have A Strategy for Preventing Workplace Violence?

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Do You Have A Strategy for Preventing Wo...

In 2016/17, there were 642,000 reported incidents of violence at work. In the same period, 326,000 a...

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The Impact of Ill Health and Injuries on the Workplace

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The Impact of Ill Health and Injuries on...

The British workplace has never been safer, with the number of accidents and deaths going down year ...

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How Do Employee Share Schemes Work?

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How Do Employee Share Schemes Work?

An employee share scheme often comes with a generous tax break to incentivise staff to invest in the...

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What You Need to Know About the State Pension

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What You Need to Know About the State Pe...

The UK State Pension is a regular pension payment. The Government provides it, and most people in th...

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What is Commission Pay and How Should You Use it?

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What is Commission Pay and How Should Yo...

In a business, a commission is a payment you make to your staff. You would base commission pay on th...

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What Can Employers do to Improve Gender Equality?

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What Can Employers do to Improve Gender ...

Gender equality in the workplace has been making headlines in recent months and, along with workers’...

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How to Work out Maternity Pay

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How to Work out Maternity Pay

As an employer, you've probably run into problems when dealing with maternity pay. In particular, wh...

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Maternity Allowance for Self-Employed Workers

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Maternity Allowance for Self-Employed Wo...

If you're self-employed, or your business makes use of self-employed persons, you might be wondering...

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[Mythbuster] Making an Employee on Maternity Leave Redundant Is Illegal

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[Mythbuster] Making an Employee on Mater...

You are able to make an employee on maternity leave redundant so long as the reason for redundancy i...

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What is a Bonus?

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What is a Bonus?

Bonus pay is a sum of money that you add to an employee's wages as a reward for their good results. ...

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What Are Travel Expenses?

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What Are Travel Expenses?

Even when a business trip seems simple, travel expenses can prove tricky. Can your employees claim t...

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Is Maternity Pay Taxable?

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Is Maternity Pay Taxable?

Yes, maternity pay is taxable. An employee receives deductions for tax and National Insurance on the...

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Accommodating Ramadan in the Workplace

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Accommodating Ramadan in the Workplace

Ramadan is the Islamic holy month of fasting, next beginning on 15 May, and is observed by Muslims a...

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Ever Paid Tribunal Fees? Expect A Refund!

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Ever Paid Tribunal Fees? Expect A Refund...

Prior to the Supreme Court Axing Tribunal Fees in July, many employers were forced to pay their empl...

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What is Pension Auto Enrolment?

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What is Pension Auto Enrolment?

The pension auto enrolment scheme is a government initiative. Its aim is to help more people save fo...

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Croner One of the First to be Granted SRA ‘Waiver’

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Croner One of the First to be Granted SR...

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has granted a waiver to Croner which will allow us to offe...

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Weird Holiday Anomalies Explained

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Weird Holiday Anomalies Explained

Calculating staff holidays and bank holidays isn’t quite as easy as you may think. There are a numbe...

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Hermes Legal Action - What This Means for the Gig Economy

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Hermes Legal Action - What This Means fo...

The latest legal chapter concerning workers’ rights in the so called gig economy has begun, with eig...

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Gender Pay is Done, So What Pay Gap Will Be Next?

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Gender Pay is Done, So What Pay Gap Will...

The Gender Pay reporting deadline for organisations with 250 employees or more has been and gone, so...

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Conducting a Disciplinary: 10 Top Tips for Employers

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Conducting a Disciplinary: 10 Top Tips f...

Managing a disciplinary investigation can be complicated. There's likely to be a lot of emotion flyi...

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What is Maternity Pay?

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What is Maternity Pay?

Maternity Pay is an employee right. When an employee takes leave due to pregnancy she can qualify fo...

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A Quick Recipe for Success in the Workplace

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A Quick Recipe for Success in the Workpl...

All work environments contain a happy mix of many different personality types. Some employees are dr...

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7 Ideas for Going Green in Your Workplace

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7 Ideas for Going Green in Your Workplac...

Earth Day has now reached its 50th year and is an occasion where people and businesses from around t...

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Balancing the Benefits of Coffee Breaks with Workplace Productivity

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Balancing the Benefits of Coffee Breaks ...

UK Coffee Week is this month and it focuses on supporting communities across the globe that grow the...

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Tackling Allergies in the Workplace

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Tackling Allergies in the Workplace

Spring seems to finally have sprung in the UK, which is good news for those in desperate need of som...

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Closure Deadline For Childcare Voucher Scheme Delayed

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Closure Deadline For Childcare Voucher S...

The Government has announced that the closure of its workplace childcare voucher scheme has been del...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Over half of women experienced workplace harassment in 2017, according to the Trades Union Congress....

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Firm Fined For Lack of On Site Amenities & Putting Workers at Risk

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Firm Fined For Lack of On Site Amenities...

A Widnes firm has been fined after both putting workers at risk and allowing conditions on site to f...

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What Do the Final Gender Pay Figures Tell Us?

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What Do the Final Gender Pay Figures Tel...

The final gender pay gap figures are in and show 78% of larger companies pay men more than women. O...

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7 Steps for Reporting Your Gender Pay Gap

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7 Steps for Reporting Your Gender Pay Ga...

All businesses with 250 employees or more were required to report their Gender Pay Gap by April 5 20...

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Reported Your Gender Pay Gap? So What Next . . .

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Reported Your Gender Pay Gap? So What Ne...

The latest figures show that as many a 1,500 organisations with 250 employees or more failed to repo...

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10 Top Tips For Supporting an Employee With Epilepsy

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10 Top Tips For Supporting an Employee W...

Epilepsy affects around 600,000 UK people, with many living with the condition likely to be classed ...

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What Are the Rules Around Paying the National Minimum Wage?

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What Are the Rules Around Paying the Nat...

On April 1 2018 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates increased to £3.70 for apprentices, £4.20 for ...

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How to Manage an Autistic Employee

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How to Manage an Autistic Employee

Taking on an autistic employee can prove beneficial for an employer due to the range of exceptional ...

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10 Employers Sign Up to New Health & Safety Standard

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10 Employers Sign Up to New Health & Saf...

Last month we covered the launching of the new international standard for health & safety called...

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Big Changes to Employment Termination Payments You Need to Know

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Big Changes to Employment Termination Pa...

From April 6th some important changes to employment termination payments will come into force, which...

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Employers Named & Shamed Over National Minimum Wage

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Employers Named & Shamed Over National M...

A number of high profile employers are among 179 to be named and shamed by the Government for failin...

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Croner Awarded Best Companies ‘Ones to Watch’ Status

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Croner Awarded Best Companies ‘Ones to W...

For the second year running Croner has been awarded ‘Ones to Watch’ status by the Sunday Times Best ...

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Employers Urged to Take Gender Pay Seriously on International Women’s Day

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Employers Urged to Take Gender Pay Serio...

Gender Pay looms largely over this year’s International Women’s Day, with a survey revealing that fe...

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Apprenticeship Week Launches While Signups Fall

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Apprenticeship Week Launches While Signu...

As the country celebrates the 11th annual National Apprenticeship Week, almost half of company manag...

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Q&A: Don’t Fall Victim To The Mini-Beast from the East!

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Q&A: Don’t Fall Victim To The Mini-Beast...

Croner’s Health and Safety Helpline has seen a surge in cold weather queries. Here, Helpline Team Le...

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Why Should Women Get Paid Less Than Men For Doing Exactly The Same Role?

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Why Should Women Get Paid Less Than Men ...

Businesses should take action now, after 80% admit paying men more than women. The latest figures sh...

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Maximum Unfair Dismissal Compensation Rockets to £98k

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Maximum Unfair Dismissal Compensation Ro...

The amount your business will have to pay if an employment tribunal awarded the maximum for unfair d...

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Volunteers’ Rights

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Volunteers’ Rights

Many organisations rely on the support of volunteers to deliver their activities. Whether you’re th...

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New International Health & Safety Standard

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New International Health & Safety Standa...

A new international standard for occupational safety and health & safety is set to be published ...

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Croner Awarded Feefo Trusted Service Award 2018

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Croner Awarded Feefo Trusted Service Awa...

For the second year running Croner has been awarded the coveted Feefo Gold Trusted Service award. Th...

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10 Top Tips for Managing a Grievance

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10 Top Tips for Managing a Grievance

Handling an employee grievance correctly can mean the difference between a successful resolution and...

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What Does the Tesco Gender Pay Claim Mean for Employers?

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What Does the Tesco Gender Pay Claim Mea...

Tesco is reportedly facing Britain's largest ever equal pay claim with a bill potentially running to...

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Expert Opinion: Are Workers Rights Set to Change Anytime Soon?

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Expert Opinion: Are Workers Rights Set t...

The announcement by the Government that it will be adopting much of the Taylor Review into workers r...

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Gender Pay Gap Infographic

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Gender Pay Gap Infographic

Businesses with 250 employees or more are legally required to report their gender pay gap by 4 April...

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A Guide To Homeworking For Employers

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A Guide To Homeworking For Employers

A recent report found that over 72% of employees currently work one day at home, with 56% working fr...

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Gig Economy: Employers Must Pay Holiday & Sick Pay

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Gig Economy: Employers Must Pay Holiday ...

The Government has confirmed that businesses operating in the so called ‘gig economy’ will be requir...

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How To Be An LGBT Friendly Workplace

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How To Be An LGBT Friendly Workplace

With the recent release of the Stonewall report ranking top 100 LGBT employers, and multiple reports...

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6 Steps For Managing Workplace Stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

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6 Steps For Managing Workplace Stress fo...

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. It's estimated that work-related stress, depression and a...

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Health & Safety: A Regional Breakdown

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Health & Safety: A Regional Breakdown

Depending on where you live, you and your employees are more likely to suffer with ill health. Much ...

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10 Top Tips For Managing Workplace Harassment

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10 Top Tips For Managing Workplace Haras...

The fight against harassment has spread to all corners of society – from Hollywood and the Golden Gl...

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National Minimum Wage Fines: Croner Crunches The Numbers

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National Minimum Wage Fines: Croner Crun...

From April 1 the National Living Wage, Minimum Wage and more will change. Employers must ensure they...

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Managing Probationary Periods – Top Tips For Employers

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Managing Probationary Periods – Top Tips...

All employers have situations where the candidate they employ does not live up to expectations. Find...

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Carillion Aftermath: Advice For SMEs on Making Redundancies

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Carillion Aftermath: Advice For SMEs on ...

The collapse of Carillion has sent shockwaves through the Construction Sector with several of the fa...

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Will The Government Scrap The Working Time Regulations?

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Will The Government Scrap The Working Ti...

Concerns have been raised that the Government may look to leave the European Working Time Directive ...

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Croner Backs Health & Safety Executive’s 2018 Campaigns

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Croner Backs Health & Safety Executive’s...

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has kicked off 2018 with two new campaigns. Both campaigns a...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Employers

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Employers

It’s 2018 and with so much changing in the world, what’s your business’ resolution for the coming ye...

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Brexit: New Year Employment Law Predications

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Brexit: New Year Employment Law Predicat...

The rollercoaster ride of Brexit continues to breed uncertainty for employers but one thing looks cl...

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HR Pay In Parts Of The UK Up To 24% Behind London

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HR Pay In Parts Of The UK Up To 24% Behi...

A new survey has found that pay for people working in HR roles in much of the UK lags well behind Lo...

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GDPR: Our Step By Step Guide For Employers

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GDPR: Our Step By Step Guide For Employe...

Check out our complete guide for employers on GDPR. The guide includes: Questions & answer...

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Minimum Wage Naming and Shaming: Expert Blog

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Minimum Wage Naming and Shaming: Expert ...

The Government has publicly named and shamed 260 businesses for paying their employees below the min...

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Christmas Holidays: Our Guide For Employers

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Christmas Holidays: Our Guide For Employ...

Most employees look forward to taking a well-earned break over the Christmas period. But staff holid...

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Workplace Mental Health always a Priority, not just Blue Monday

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Workplace Mental Health always a Priorit...

Blue Monday, originally coined back in 2005, continues to live on as the most depressing day of the ...

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Big Health & Safety Changes You Need To Know

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Big Health & Safety Changes You Need To ...

Health and safety law can be a challenge to navigate. Employers must get their policies and procedu...

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Internships

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Internships

Internships have long been the first step on the ladder for any young person starting their career. ...

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Public Sector Marketers 3 Times More Likely To Suffer A Pay Freeze

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Public Sector Marketers 3 Times More Lik...

UK marketing professionals working in the private sector are three times more likely to receive an a...

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Cigarette Breaks – 8 Facts Employers Need to Know

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Cigarette Breaks – 8 Facts Employers Nee...

For many employers the law can seem a bit unclear as to the length and frequency of smoking breaks t...

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Black Friday: What do Employers need to Consider?

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Black Friday: What do Employers need to ...

Over the years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become renowned for the unparalleled bargains the...

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Pay and Benefits: Is The Charity Sector Catching Up?

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Pay and Benefits: Is The Charity Sector ...

For many who work in the charity sector your job is a calling rather than a means to an end. The pa...

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Expert Blog: Deliveroo Employment Status Ruling

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Expert Blog: Deliveroo Employment Status...

Deliveroo has won a landmark legal case with a union over its drivers' employment status. The Centr...

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What Rights do Workers Have Following Uber’s Tribunal Appeal?

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What Rights do Workers Have Following Ub...

We analyse what the outcome means for employers What the differences are between an employe...

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Uber Lose Appeal: 40,000 Drivers Entitled to Rights

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Uber Lose Appeal: 40,000 Drivers Entitle...

This morning has brought the news that Uber has lost its appeal against the Employment Tribunal judg...

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How to Claim Back Tribunal Fees

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How to Claim Back Tribunal Fees

This month many employers that paid tribunal fees will get the opportunity to claim them back. This...

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Health and Safety Compliance: 10 Top Tips for Employers

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Health and Safety Compliance: 10 Top Tip...

Getting Health & Safety compliance right is a necessity for all businesses. This is not just be...

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Is the National Living Wage Unfair on Young People?

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Is the National Living Wage Unfair on Yo...

A recent survey of employers found those under 25 can earn between £820 and £6,279 a year less becau...

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Is Digital the Solution to Health & Safety Compliance? Yes says Employees Survey

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Is Digital the Solution to Health & Safe...

A new survey has found that employees see the digitisation of health & safety as essential to ac...

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Supermarket Redundancies: Our 10 Top Tips for Employers

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Supermarket Redundancies: Our 10 Top Tip...

This season has been bleak for employees of some of the UK's biggest supermarkets after three of the...

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Charity pay falls behind other sectors by up to 32%

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Charity pay falls behind other sectors b...

An annual salary survey of 252 charities throughout the UK has found the average pay is as much as ...

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Discrimination Claims to become more Costly than ever?

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Discrimination Claims to become more Cos...

Following a consultation in relation to existing Vento Bands, the Presidents of the Employment Tribu...

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The Implication of the Uber Appeal for Employers

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The Implication of the Uber Appeal for E...

Today marks the beginning of an appeal by taxi giant, Uber. This landmark UK employment case will se...

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Second Survey Confirms Gender Pay Gap Findings

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Second Survey Confirms Gender Pay Gap Fi...

A second gender pay gap survey in 24 hours has confirmed the gap in terms of managers pay is well ab...

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Latest Reward Salary Reports

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Latest Reward Salary Reports

Croner Reward have specialised in the pay and benefits market for over 40 years, supporting organisa...

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The Burden of Proof in Discrimination Cases

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The Burden of Proof in Discrimination Ca...

The case of Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited UKEAT/0203/16/DA During Employment Tribunal discrimina...

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Holiday Pay & Overtime

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Holiday Pay & Overtime

The latest chapter of the never-ending story of what to pay a worker when they are on a period of an...

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No Underpayment too Small to Avoid National Minimum Wage Investigation

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No Underpayment too Small to Avoid Natio...

In their latest ‘name and shame’ campaign, the government have listed 230 employers who have failed ...

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Croner Named as Chosen Suppliers of 24/7 Telephone Support for CIPD Members

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Croner Named as Chosen Suppliers of 24/7...

Croner are delighted to announce that the CIPD has recently chosen Croner as the preferred supplier ...

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Latest Update: The Axing of Tribunal Fees

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Latest Update: The Axing of Tribunal Fee...

Since the Supreme Court ruled tribunal fees were ‘unlawful’ it is widely expected that the number of...

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Recruitment and Employment Checks for Foreign Workers

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Recruitment and Employment Checks for Fo...

Recruiting the right employee can be expensive in terms of both money and management time, so it is ...

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Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled as Unlawful by Supreme Court

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Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled as Unlawf...

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court this morning has ruled that employment tribunal fees are un...

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The Matthew Taylor Review: Main Points for Employers

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The Matthew Taylor Review: Main Points f...

A government review of employment practices has been released today, with a key focus geared around ...

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Croner Simplify Release

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Croner Simplify Release

We would like to take the opportunity to update you about the exciting new enhancements we have made...

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Gender Pay Gap: No Small Change Report

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Gender Pay Gap: No Small Change Report

An inquiry led by the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee has concluded that there remains to be a...

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Fire Safety in the Workplace for Employers

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Fire Safety in the Workplace for Employe...

In light of the recent horrendous tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London, the safety of our premises, i...

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Discrimination Arising from Disability

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Discrimination Arising from Disability

The case of Charlesworth v Dransfields Engineering Services Ltd Under section 15 of the Equality Ac...

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General Data Protection Regulations: What the Changes mean for Employers

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General Data Protection Regulations: Wha...

In May 2018, the new General Protection Regulation will be introduced in the UK, making significant ...

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How to Manage Seasonal Increases in Absenteeism

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How to Manage Seasonal Increases in Abse...

However brief the summer may feel in the United Kingdom, it can often be a source of huge difficulty...

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Upcoming Croner Simplify Update: Accident Reporting Tool

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Upcoming Croner Simplify Update: Acciden...

Over the next few weeks, Croner’s Software Development team will be updating the Accident Reporting ...

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Regional Appeals by HSE to Mark 40th Anniversary

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Regional Appeals by HSE to Mark 40th Ann...

To mark the 40th anniversary of renowned safety watchdog, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), num...

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Health & Safety Report Shows More Positive Outlook for UK than EU

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Health & Safety Report Shows More Positi...

A new, insightful series of infographics have been published by the European Agency for Safety and H...

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Government must Handle Gig Economy Flaws Before it's too Late

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Government must Handle Gig Economy Flaws...

With the media continuing to cast a keen spotlight on the rights of workers’ in the Gig Economy, cas...

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for Business?

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for...

What is the Great Repeal Bill? Coined as an “essential step” in leaving the EU by Prime Minister Th...

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National Minimum Wage Advice for Employers

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National Minimum Wage Advice for Employe...

In light of the government naming and shaming hundreds of organisations failing to pay the National ...

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Understanding Simply Personnel: Your FAQs

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Understanding Simply Personnel: Your FAQ...

Unlike some other software providers, Croner Simply Personnel is managed by a team of HR experts who...

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The Legal Test in a Case of Indirect Discrimination

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The Legal Test in a Case of Indirect Dis...

Under the Equality Act 2010 (pertaining to equality act case law), it is unlawful for an employer to...

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What Should Employers Consider When Adopting Workplace Dress Codes?

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What Should Employers Consider When Adop...

Workplace dress codes and surrounding discrimination issues have been a very hot topic of late, with...

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Health and Safety: Employing Older Workers

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Health and Safety: Employing Older Worke...

A new strategy is calling on employers to boost the number of older workers and ensure they are not ...

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Covert Recordings in the Workplace

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Covert Recordings in the Workplace

It is becoming increasingly common for employees to record conversations covertly, and for employers...

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ACAS Early Conciliation and Time Limits

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ACAS Early Conciliation and Time Limits

Early conciliation through ACAS is the initial step in trying to resolve workplace disputes without ...

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One in Five Eateries Failing to meet Food Hygiene Standards

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One in Five Eateries Failing to meet Foo...

A new investigation by the consumer group Which? has revealed that one in every five eateries in the...

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Excel Courier Classed as Worker: Employers Urged to Take Action

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Excel Courier Classed as Worker: Employe...

An Employment Tribunal has found that a courier for Excel is actually a worker, following a claim re...

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Croner Announces Investment of £2 Million as Needs for Services Increases Post-Brexit

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Croner Announces Investment of £2 Millio...

Midlands HR and Health & Safety consultancy Croner Group Limited has today announced an investme...

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Employment Rights in Question among the Gig Economy

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Employment Rights in Question among the ...

New research published by the CIPD has revealed that many workers in the gig economy may be eligible...

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New 'Flexible' Asda Contract Offers Higher Wage

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New 'Flexible' Asda Contract Offers High...

Renowned Supermarket group Asda is offering staff a higher wage if they accept a new contract, which...

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Employment Tribunal Awards to Increase in April

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Employment Tribunal Awards to Increase i...

April 2017 certainly looks set to be one of the busier months for employers; from Gender Pay Reporti...

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Atypical Working and Employment Status: Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

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Atypical Working and Employment Status: ...

The employment status of individuals who are purported to be self-employed has certainly been in the...

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Upcoming Training Courses for Health & Safety

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Upcoming Training Courses for Health & S...

Please see below a list of all upcoming Health and Safety Open Training Courses provided by Croner. ...

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Heavier Penalties for Drivers using Phones

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Heavier Penalties for Drivers using Phon...

From 1 March, drivers caught using their mobile while driving will face heavier penalties, the Depar...

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Gender Pay Gap Regulations: What you Need to Know with One Month to go

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Gender Pay Gap Regulations: What you Nee...

With the first snapshot date for Gender Pay Gap calculations due less than a month away on 5 April 2...

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January Pay Freeze Beats 2016 Average

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January Pay Freeze Beats 2016 Average

Number of companies reporting a pay freeze significantly beats previous record by a staggering 4...

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HSE Announce Independent Cost Recovery Scheme

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HSE Announce Independent Cost Recovery S...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its c...

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Imprisonment for Company Director under RIDDOR Offence

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Imprisonment for Company Director under ...

The Director of a construction company has been jailed for eight months after failing to ensure the ...

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The Ministry of Justice Publish Employment Tribunal Fees Review

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The Ministry of Justice Publish Employme...

On 29 July 2013, the Government introduced Employment Tribunal fees. The fees have since been met wi...

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More Protection for Pregnant Women?

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More Protection for Pregnant Women?

Last year, a report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee called for changes to the law to gi...

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How to Avoid Discrimination in Recruitment

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How to Avoid Discrimination in Recruitme...

A recent BBC report has found that a job seeker with an ‘English-sounding name’ was offered three ti...

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Croner Legislation Tracker

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Croner Legislation Tracker

Below is a list of all upcoming HR/Employment Law related legislation which may affect employers. If...

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Inquiry into Worker Rights Launched

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Inquiry into Worker Rights Launched

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has recently launched an inquiry into the “Fu...

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Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Wheelchair Users

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On the buses – the duty to make reasonable adjustments; The case of First Group PLC v Paulley [2017...

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Top Tips to Avoid Discriminatory Dress Codes

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Top Tips to Avoid Discriminatory Dress C...

<p class="lead">In December 2015, Nicola Thorp was sent home from her place of work for refusing to ...

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UK Judges Win Pension Claim

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UK Judges Win Pension Claim

The Central London Employment Tribunal has upheld a claim made against the Lord Chancellor and Secre...

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Future World of Work and Rights of Workers

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Future World of Work and Rights of Worke...

The gig economy, a phrase coined to describe a labour market characterised by the prevalence of shor...

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Winter Weather: Advice for Employers

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Winter Weather: Advice for Employers

Severe weather has affected much of the UK with many areas completely cut off by snow and ice. In th...

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Gig Decisions Not Ground Breaking

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Gig Decisions Not Ground Breaking

Following last week’s tribunal win for City Sprint bicycle courier, Maggie Dewhurst, plus recent gig...

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Wilko Fine Highlights Importance of Safety Measures

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Wilko Fine Highlights Importance of Safe...

Croner Health and Safety Expert, Stephen Thomas, is urging organisations to consider their Health an...

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Serious Faults Found with Disposable Respirators

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Serious Faults Found with Disposable Res...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new research report on the performance of ten ...

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Workplace Mediation: Professional Dispute Resolution

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Workplace Mediation: Professional Disput...

Individuals who spends a lot of time working together are likely to encounter interpersonal conflict...

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Fat Cat Wednesday: CEOs earn more by midday than employees all year

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Fat Cat Wednesday: CEOs earn more by mid...

The High Pay Centre think tank has said that top bosses will have earned more than average workers e...

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Looking at Vicarious Liability for Employers

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Looking at Vicarious Liability for Emplo...

Following a recent case surrounding vicarious liability, Kaushik Chaudhuri, Senior Litigation Consul...

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Top HR Cases of 2017: Ones to Watch

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Top HR Cases of 2017: Ones to Watch

<p class="lead">As we enter into the new year, we take a look at the top cases to watch so far for 2...

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Top HR Cases of 2016

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Top HR Cases of 2016

<p class="lead">As we enter the new year, we reflect on some of the main HR cases of 2016 and what t...

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Protecting Employees from Norovirus

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Protecting Employees from Norovirus

New figures released by health authorities have confirmed that cases of the winter vomiting bug, nor...

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Woman Wins £75,000 in Equal Pay Case

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Woman Wins £75,000 in Equal Pay Case

On Monday 12 December, a court ruled that Ms Tracey Myers, who worked as a training assurance specia...

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The Top Three Things for Employers to Consider Over the Festive Period

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The Top Three Things for Employers to Co...

The countdown to Christmas is now well and truly underway. With the days soon to turn into single di...

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Why employers should move to the Cloud

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Why employers should move to the Cloud

As an employer, having your own cloud based HR system offers a wide range of benefits, such as scala...

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Progress Continues on International Health and Safety Standard

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Progress Continues on International Heal...

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has issued an update on the progress of a n...

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Relying on a Manifestly Inappropriate Final Written Warning to Subsequently Dismiss

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Relying on a Manifestly Inappropriate Fi...

The case of Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation UKEAT/0335/15/JOJ Employers frequently rely ...

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Employment Tribunal System Reforms

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Employment Tribunal System Reforms

The Government has published its consultation document Reforming the Employment Tribunal System. The...

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Five Common Signs of Workplace Stress

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Five Common Signs of Workplace Stress

ACAS, the government-funded conciliation service, has urged employers to be aware of the five common...

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National Minimum Wage: is sleeping over really working time?

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National Minimum Wage: is sleeping over ...

All employers are obliged to pay workers or employees the National Minimum Wage. Failure to do so wi...

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REC and Croner announce new 'Strategic Alliance'

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REC and Croner announce new 'Strategic A...

Recruitment agencies that are Recruitment &amp; Employment Confederation (REC) members will save up ...

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Employers: Beware Black Friday

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Employers: Beware Black Friday

Black Friday. Just the two mere words can whip your average bargain lover into a wide-eyed frenzy. T...

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Uber driver protest slows London down

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Uber driver protest slows London down

Uber drivers took to the streets of London yesterday in a protest over the payment of the National M...

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The difference between National Living Wage and Living Wage

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The difference between National Living W...

As an employer, it is important to understand the difference between the National Living Wage and th...

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National Living Wage increases by 4%

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National Living Wage increases by 4%

The National Living Wage will rise from £7.20 to £7.50 for over 25s, Chancellor Philip Hammond has a...

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Workplace privacy, human rights and disciplinary investigations

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Workplace privacy, human rights and disc...

By Amanda Beattie, Regional Litigation Manager Workplace privacy has been in the spotlight again ...

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Inquiry into the "Gig Economy"

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Inquiry into the "Gig Economy"

The Government has launched an inquiry into the future world of work and the gig economy following p...

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Maintenance safety

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Maintenance safety

Maintenance is a frequently overlooked area of health and safety particularly when risk assessments ...

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Settlements & Mental Capacity

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Settlements & Mental Capacity

The case of Glasgow City Council v Mr Dahhan UKEATS/0024/15 By Amanda Beattie Employers often use se...

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Safeguarding pregnant workers

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Safeguarding pregnant workers

What are the health and safety risks associated with pregnant and breastfeeding workers in the workp...

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Mechanical Engineer Earnings are Astronomical in the North West

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Mechanical Engineer Earnings are Astrono...

Despite reports that Fujitsu are planning to make 1,800 employees in the UK redundant, workers in th...

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The "so what" implication of the Uber ruling

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The "so what" implication of the Uber ru...

Back in the day, sitting next to Moses, I can still remember our Economics teacher droning on, inces...

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Uber Drivers are Workers Rules Employment Tribunal

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Uber Drivers are Workers Rules Employmen...

Today, an Employment Tribunal has made the landmark decision that the drivers of taxi giant Uber are...

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Employed or Self-Employed?

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Employed or Self-Employed?

There is a plethora of case law regarding employment status; however the fundamental factor for an E...

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£5m fine for Alton Towers crash

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£5m fine for Alton Towers crash

The owners of Alton Towers, Merlin, have been fined £5 million with costs of £69,955.40 following th...

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Warning on bogus Environmental Health Officers

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Warning on bogus Environmental Health Of...

Police and council officials have issued a warning to businesses to be on their guard for impostors ...

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Circumstances of a Service Provision Change

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Circumstances of a Service Provision Cha...

Under the TUPE Regulations 2006, a relevant transfer can apply to the circumstance where there is a ...

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Paying Low Wages Could Ruin Your Online Reputation

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Paying Low Wages Could Ruin Your Online ...

Not paying staff a competitive rate? They may take to the internet to vent their frustration publica...

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Latest Pay Awards and Forecasts

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Latest Pay Awards and Forecasts

The Latest information on pay and rewards from Croner shows an increase in the average forecast figu...

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Waiting for Gender Pay Regulations? You May be Too Late

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Waiting for Gender Pay Regulations? You ...

Regulations governing gender pay reporting for organisations with over 250 employees that were expec...

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Hermes Couriers – Employment Status and payment of National Living Wage

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Hermes Couriers – Employment Status and ...

By Alan Price, CEO, Croner Group Limited Hermes engages over 10,000 couriers to deliver parcels to ...

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Your questions answered

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Your questions answered

Each month we'll bring you a selection of real-life questions and answers posed to our team of HR ex...

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Whistleblowing - the Public Concern at Work Report

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Whistleblowing - the Public Concern at W...

By Amanda Beattie, Regional Litigation Manager, Croner Public Concern at Work (“PCaW”) is a charit...

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Environmental crime gets record jail sentence

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Environmental crime gets record jail sen...

A record jail sentence has been handed out for environmental crime. A Leeds waste operator has been...

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Cutting workplace accidents

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Cutting workplace accidents

Inadequate instruction and training provision is one of the common contributing factors in many work...

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Step up to safety

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Step up to safety

Under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 19...

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Can an Employment Tribunal reject a claim without a hearing?

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Can an Employment Tribunal reject a clai...

The case of Trustees of the William Jones’ School Foundation v Parry UKEAT/0088/16, by Amanda Beatti...

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Are employees over-inflating their earnings?

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Are employees over-inflating their earni...

UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem believes Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may be exaggerating th...

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Pay awards and forecasts

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Pay awards and forecasts

July was a great month for settlement increases, according to Croner’s Reward team. Excluding pay fr...

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Domiciliary Managers Financially Worse Off

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Domiciliary Managers Financially Worse O...

Managers in domiciliary care earn up to 30% less than their care home counterparts according to new ...

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Mental health issues can cost 42% salary

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Mental health issues can cost 42% salary

Sufferers of mental health problems can earn up to 42% less than their peers, according to new evide...

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Inaccurate diagram causes rail worker’s injury

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Inaccurate diagram causes rail worker’s ...

Network Rail has been fined £130K after a worker was injured because the supplied work diagram was i...

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Sun comes out, holiday requests flood in?

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Sun comes out, holiday requests flood in...

Are your employees lying in wait for a sunny week off this summer? You may find that you are inundat...

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Have salaries stopped being ‘taboo’?

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Have salaries stopped being ‘taboo’?

Just three years ago, research revealed that 50% of UK employers did not advertise salaries in their...

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Stay Healthy in the Heat

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Stay Healthy in the Heat

Now that summer finally seems to have arrived employers need to remember some basic tips for keeping...

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Gotta catch ‘em all; Pokemon on your premises?

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Gotta catch ‘em all; Pokemon on your pre...

Are people rushing around your premises playing Pokémon Go (whether staff or members of the public)?...

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Increase basic pay or offer bonuses?

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Increase basic pay or offer bonuses?

The ‘To Be or Not To Be’ question of the moment: Do you increase salaries for the whole workforce or...

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No more nominal payments as consideration?

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No more nominal payments as consideratio...

The law of contract provides that whenever a change is made to a contract of employment the variatio...

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Is it whistleblowing if you make an allegation?

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Is it whistleblowing if you make an alle...

Amanda Beattie, Regional Litigation Manager at Croner, looks at whether allegations regarding an emp...

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Is social media ruining HR’s hope of a good corporate image?

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Is social media ruining HR’s hope of a g...

Social media is an untameable beast; the usage statistics are staggering with 1.65 billion active mo...

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In a Wage Tug of War Like Leicester City & Arsenal?

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In a Wage Tug of War Like Leicester City...

It ‘pays’ to be the Premier League Player of the Season; 29-year-old striker Jamie Vardy has found h...

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HMRC Criticised by Tribunal for Late Notification Charges

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HMRC Criticised by Tribunal for Late Not...

We at Croner Tax have been aware for some time that HMRC are applying the letter of the law and char...

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Living Wage Dilemmas

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Living Wage Dilemmas

The introduction of the Government’s National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2016, has caused confusio...

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ACAS Employment Tribunal Research Paper Findings

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ACAS Employment Tribunal Research Paper ...

In this article, Croner Litigation Expert, Amanda Beattie looks at the key features of the recently ...

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Food Manslaughter Case Highlights Need for Allergen Controls

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Food Manslaughter Case Highlights Need f...

Mohammed Zaman, a Restaurant owner, was recently given a six-year prison term for Manslaughter after...

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Croner Announces Job Plans After Posting Solid Sales and Profit Figures

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Croner Announces Job Plans After Posting...

&nbsp; National Human Resources and Health and Safety Consultancy, Croner Group Limited has today...

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EAT Confirms Commission Payments Should be Included in Holiday Pay

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EAT Confirms Commission Payments Should ...

Developments in domestic case law on holiday pay continue to reflect those at a European level, says...

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Fit for work - what you need to know

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Fit for work - what you need to know

The Government estimates that there are currently 140 million working days lost per year in Great Br...

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Tougher Safety Sentences

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Tougher Safety Sentences

&nbsp; &nbsp; The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for sentencing of health and...

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Top tips for avoiding discrimination in recruitment

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Top tips for avoiding discrimination in ...

It is essential that you get the right candidate as recruitment can be a costly and time-consuming b...

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90% of SME Employees Are Happy With Their Pay

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90% of SME Employees Are Happy With Thei...

90% of employees in SME companies have never raised concerns about their pay and benefits, according...

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Protect your business and employees this winter

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Protect your business and employees this...

&nbsp; With wintry conditions set to affect most of the country, employers need to make sure they...

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Lidl Surpass the Living Wage and Could See Jobseekers Flock to Their Aisles

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Lidl Surpass the Living Wage and Could S...

&nbsp; &nbsp; A great way for businesses to boost their public image and attract talent is to ...

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Travel Time Pay Ruling Will Have a Significant Impact on UK Businesses

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Travel Time Pay Ruling Will Have a Signi...

A new Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling could have a significant impact on UK com...

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Welsh Move May be the Answer to Employers Workplace E-Cig Dilemmas

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Welsh Move May be the Answer to Employer...

&nbsp; Banning e-cigarettes in enclosed spaces will help to clarify an area that has sparked rows...

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British Workers Too Busy to Take Holiday

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British Workers Too Busy to Take Holiday

A third (33%) of British workers said they did not take all of their annual leave allowance last yea...

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Employee Benefits not Family Friendly New Report Reveals

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Employee Benefits not Family Friendly Ne...

Despite the government’s best efforts to make the work place more family-friendly, the latest Croner...

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“Yes! Yes! Yes!” cries Streep, as Arquette’s Oscars speech calls for equal pay for women

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“Yes! Yes! Yes!” cries Streep, as Arquet...

One of the major talking points at the 87th annual academy awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angele...

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Wolters Kluwer Supporting British Entrepreneurs

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Wolters Kluwer Supporting British Entrep...

&nbsp; Wolters Kluwer in the UK announces that it is sponsoring the Great British Entrepreneurs A...

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Collective Consultancy Clarification?

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Collective Consultancy Clarification?

  Today’s opinion from the Court of Justice of the European Union Advocate General Wahl brings the U...

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37 Employers Named and Shamed for not Paying the Minimum Wage

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37 Employers Named and Shamed for not Pa...

&nbsp; The government has today revealed the names of 37 employers who failed to pay the National...

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Wolters Kluwer and ADP Join Forces to Support UK Business

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Wolters Kluwer and ADP Join Forces to Su...

&nbsp; Global information services business, Wolters Kluwer, through the UK brand, Croner, (www.c...

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Obesity and Back Pay Rulings: Croner Analysis from Wolters Kluwer

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Obesity and Back Pay Rulings: Croner Ana...

  Richard Smith, Croner Head of HR at Wolters Kluwer, looks at two recent employment law development...

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Employment Tribunal Fees Judicial Review: Croner Analysis

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Employment Tribunal Fees Judicial Review...

Yesterday it was reported that the employment tribunal fees legal challenge application by Unison ha...

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Festive Business Facts Revealed

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Festive Business Facts Revealed

With just over a week to go until Christmas, new research* from Wolters Kluwer’s UK pay and benefits...

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Minimum Apprentice Wage Loophole Carries Financial Risk, Warns Croner

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Minimum Apprentice Wage Loophole Carries...

Hair and beauty businesses most likely to be impacted  London 21 January 2014 – Employers usi...

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The True Cost of Annual Leave?

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The True Cost of Annual Leave?

Analysis by Croner into the UK employment tribunal ruling: Opening the floodgates unlikely. The 4th ...

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Will new flexible working legislation call time on the 9 to 5?

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Will new flexible working legislation ca...

&nbsp; Over a quarter of British workers plan to ask employer for flexi-working 69% of worki...

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Resolving disputes early

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Resolving disputes early

Over recent years, the employment tribunal process has seen a number of reforms intended to cut down...

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‘World Cup-itis’ Could Cause Over One in Ten to Skip Work

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‘World Cup-itis’ Could Cause Over One in...

But half of employers are prepared to put the boot in if they catch them doing it London, 12 May, 2...

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Wolters Kluwer Secures Place on Sainsbury’s Legal Panel

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Wolters Kluwer Secures Place on Sainsbur...

&nbsp; London, 6 May 2014 – Wolters Kluwer, the global information services company, has re-secur...

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Red Tape Challenge Fails to Hit the Mark with British Businesses

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Red Tape Challenge Fails to Hit the Mark...

Government Initiative Gets No Confidence Vote in Croner Survey London 12 February 2014 – The Coalit...

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Nursery Managers Get Tribunal Tips from Croner

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Nursery Managers Get Tribunal Tips from ...

Dot2dot nursery insurance services &amp; HR experts, Croner, joined forces to give managers a first-...

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Croner Teams up with Open to Export to get UK exporters off to a flying start

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Croner Teams up with Open to Export to g...

&nbsp; November 19, 2013 – Croner  has joined forces with online exporter community www.opentoexp...

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UKFAST 2013 National Business Awards Winner

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UKFAST 2013 National Business Awards Win...

Awarded The Croner Employer of the Year Accolade  - All winners revealed at a gala dinner and award...

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Not All Charity Bosses Are Fat Cats

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Not All Charity Bosses Are Fat Cats

Croner Survey highlights massive pay difference between private and charity sector CEO’s London...

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End of the line for poor performance

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End of the line for poor performance

It’s the End of the Line for Poor Performing Employees says Croner HR expert Croner is seeing stron...

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Care worker employers expected to increase staff’s basic pay

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Care worker employers expected to increa...

London, 22 May 2013 – Most care workers in the UK private sector may be enduring a pay freeze – like...

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Look to Uniformity with Dress Code Decisions

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Look to Uniformity with Dress Code Decis...

Morrisons case highlights need for clear HR policies and procedures says Croner London, May 31, 201...

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Part-Time Workers Miss Out on Occupational Health

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Part-Time Workers Miss Out on Occupation...

 Employers warned to remember duty of care to all staff London, 11 July, 2013 – Employers sho...

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European judgment on displays of religious faith in the workplace doesn’t offer clear cut guidance to employers

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European judgment on displays of religio...

&nbsp; London 16 January 2013 – With the European Court of Human Rights ruling in favour of Briti...

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‘E-cigarettes’ Spark Workplace Smoking Row

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‘E-cigarettes’ Spark Workplace Smoking R...

London 4 December 2012 – The rise in popularity of ‘electronic cigarettes’ has fuelled workplace smo...

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Is the writing on the wall for scruffy employees?

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Is the writing on the wall for scruffy e...

Almost half of UK adults surveyed think it is unacceptable for front-line workers to have a non prof...

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Baringa Partners 2012 National Business Awards winner

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Baringa Partners 2012 National Business ...

Awarded the Croner Employer of the Year Accolade Prime Minister and Danny Alexander, Chief Secretar...

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Equal pay cases to be heard in Civil Courts

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Equal pay cases to be heard in Civil Cou...

Despite reports claiming that a landmark legal ruling could create a deluge of equal wage claims, em...

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Minimum wage changes 1 Oct

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Minimum wage changes 1 Oct

Some National Minimum Wage rates change from 1 October 2012, and the new rates must be applied from ...

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Commentary from Croner on allegations about the removal of unfair dismissal rights for non-performing workers

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Commentary from Croner on allegations ab...

&nbsp; London, 26 October 2011 – "Leaked reports by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft acting on ...

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Finalists Announced for 2012 National Business Awards

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Finalists Announced for 2012 National Bu...

London, 14 August 2012 - The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange has today revealed ...

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Croner Teams with National Business Awards to Find the UK'S Best Employer

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Croner Teams with National Business Awar...

Croner is on the lookout for Britain's best employer, as part of the 2012 National Business Awards. ...

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Over a Quarter of Middle-Aged Workers Feel Colleagues with Families Are Put First at Work – Croner Research

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Over a Quarter of Middle-Aged Workers Fe...

27% of UK workers aged between 45 and 54 who work with other people thinks their employers put their...

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Survey Reveals SME Employees are Missing Out on Family Friendly Benefits

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Survey Reveals SME Employees are Missing...

Workers in companies of 100 employees or less are losing out on a number of family friendly benefits...

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Flexible Working for all Gone AWOL

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Flexible Working for all Gone AWOL

• Less than half of companies offer flexible working to their entire workforce according to YouGov r...

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It's a funny old game. What UK businesses are asking us about staff difficulties during Euro 2012.

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It's a funny old game. What UK businesse...

While Roy Hodgson's man management is earning praise, Croner has been helping businesses with some u...

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Croner's view on Tesco increasing pension age

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Croner's view on Tesco increasing pensio...

Tesco's recent decision to increase the age at which workers can claim their full pension entitlemen...

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee holiday – are you prepared?

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee holiday – are yo...

To mark 60 years of the Queen's reign, there will be a special bank holiday to celebrate the Diamond...

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Croner warns that the reinstatement of the two-year unfair dismissal period will not make the process risk-free

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Croner warns that the reinstatement of t...

London, 3 October 2011 – The government's reported return to a two-year qualifying period for bringi...

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Croner Launches a New Upgrade of Croner Simplify

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Croner Launches a New Upgrade of Croner ...

Croner Simplify is a complete HR service for small and medium-sized businesses. Croner has announ...

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2011 Earnings for Clerical and Operative Staff Way Below Inflation

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2011 Earnings for Clerical and Operative...

London, 30 January 2012 –The latest edition of the Croner Clerical and Operatives Rewards Survey rev...

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Employee Assistance Programme Launched for Smaller Businesses

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Employee Assistance Programme Launched f...

Croner Announces Partnership with Right Management London, 10 January 2012 – Employee Assistance ...

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Research Reveals Significant Earnings Gap Between Directors of Smaller Companies and Large Organisations

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Research Reveals Significant Earnings Ga...

Directors of SMEs no better - and in some cases worse off - than they were in 2007 61% dire...

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How to deal with strikes

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How to deal with strikes

With the proposed public sector strikes planned to go ahead tomorrow, the Employment Advice Line at ...

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Uxbridge-Based Rackspace Honoured at the National Business Awards 2011

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Uxbridge-Based Rackspace Honoured at the...

&nbsp; Rackspace Awarded the Croner Employer of the Year Accolade. Uxbridge-based company Rack...

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Everyone's a winner!

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Everyone's a winner!

Come and visit us at the inaugural HR Performance Show at London Olympia's National Hall on 4 and 5 ...

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U.K. Charity sector pay 18% below the private sector

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U.K. Charity sector pay 18% below the pr...

One in six charities imposed a pay freeze in the last 12 months London, 15 September 2011 – Charity ...

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Employers Should Tailor Benefits to Age Profile, Survey Reveals

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Employers Should Tailor Benefits to Age ...

Gym for body-conscious 18-24 year olds and flexible working for the middle aged. London, 16 Augus...

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Just over half of UK Employees Surveyed Admit to Having Worked Through Their Holidays

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Just over half of UK Employees Surveyed ...

Croner warns bosses that stressed-out staff could lead to a rise in personal injury claims. Researc...

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HR Professionals Give a no Confidence Vote for Line Managers

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HR Professionals Give a no Confidence Vo...

HR survey highlights management skills gap. London, 30 August 2011-  Confidence in line managers'...

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National Business Awards Finalists Announced 2011 - Croner Employer of the Year Award

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National Business Awards Finalists Annou...

Over 160 of Britain's most innovative and sustainable public and private sector businesses have been...

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Commentary from Croner on the News of the World situation

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Commentary from Croner on the News of th...

&nbsp; By Richard Smith, HR expert at Croner, the UK's largest provider of workplace information,...

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What Benefits Do Your Staff Really Want?

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What Benefits Do Your Staff Really Want?

New research by Croner reveals a discord between what benefits job seekers want and what employers o...

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Coalition Government: employment legislation policy

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Coalition Government: employment legisla...

The Government announced the following new employment law policy in its document "Plan for Growth", ...

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Andy Willis comments on the proposed Employment Tribunal reform

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Andy Willis comments on the proposed Emp...

&nbsp; The Government's consultation document 'Resolving workplace disputes' was published at the...

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Fewer Inspections: Employers Shouldn't Forget about Safety, Warns Croner

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Fewer Inspections: Employers Shouldn't F...

Leaked Health and Safety Executive letter reveals budget cut impact. London, 22 March 2011 – Desp...

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Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution the First of Many, Says Croner

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Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution the F...

Good health and safety management more important than ever. London, 17 February 2011 – The prosec...

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Romance Is In The Air, But Keep It Out Of The Office, Warns Croner

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Romance Is In The Air, But Keep It Out O...

More than two in five UK workers would not approve if their boss introduced a 'love contract', accor...

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HSE accident reporting consultation: Croner view

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HSE accident reporting consultation: Cro...

As an organisation that provides health and safety software, information and services to business, C...

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'Tis the Season for Secret Santa Stress

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'Tis the Season for Secret Santa Stress

London, 8 December 2010 – The festive season is the perfect time to let your hair down at work and a...

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One in Five UK Personnel Professionals Looking to Change Job

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One in Five UK Personnel Professionals L...

Beleaguered HR experts blame low pay and bad management. London, 16 November 2010 – At a time whe...

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Andy Hague Joins Wolters Kluwer UK as Executive Director of Croner

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Andy Hague Joins Wolters Kluwer UK as Ex...

Croner is the UK's largest provider of workplace information, software and services for HR and healt...

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'Blowing the Whistle' on Workplace Discrimination

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'Blowing the Whistle' on Workplace Discr...

Employers at risk of bullying or harassment claims as World Cup fever hits – Croner survey. Londo...

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Introducing Simply Personnel, Croner's new HR software acquisition

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Introducing Simply Personnel, Croner's n...

Croner, a leading UK provider of workplace consultancy, information services and software, part of W...

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SMEs' Attention to HR Means Business Suffers - Croner Research

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SMEs' Attention to HR Means Business Suf...

London, 1 February 2010 – With small businesses already under increased pressure to perform their wa...

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Croner Survey Reveals UK Employees Fed up With 'Big Brother' Employers

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Croner Survey Reveals UK Employees Fed u...

London, 26th January 2010- In a survey of British workers, over a third (34%) think their performanc...

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