Category: Employment law updates

Predictable working requests – how should employers respond?

What is your daily routine? Weekly routine? Do you even have a routine? ACAS has started a public consultation on what should be included in its upcoming statutory Code of […]

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New Supreme Court Ruling On Holiday Pay – What Does It Mean?

The Supreme Court has decided the long-awaited holiday pay case of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland & PSNI another v Agnew & others. The ruling […]

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Sickness Absence Soars

Sickness absence soared to a 10 year high with average absence rising to 7.8 days, an increase of two full days per year per employee. How is the wellbeing of […]

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Sickness Absence Update & Reminder

Sickness Absence Update: ACAS has recently updated its guidance on Sickness Absence. Let us know if you’d like your sickness absence policies reviewing and updating. A quick reminder of how we […]

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Flexible Working: 4 Key Changes and a Culture Shift

New flexible working rules have been given the go ahead. The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 finally has Royal Assent and is likely to come into force in 2024. […]

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Employment Contracts: Enforcing Unsigned Employment Contracts

Can an unsigned employment contract be valid and enforceable? Potentially, yes. When deciding enforceability, employment judges will look closely at the conduct of the parties, what each of them understood […]

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References

Have you or your HR team provided a staff reference recently? Was it a standard one; just name, role and dates of service or did you complete a tick box […]

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Alcohol at Work: Has Time Been Called on Gin O’Clock?

What are your guidelines on booze at work? Are your staff weekend warriors or tea-total? With alcohol consumption among Gen-Z staff falling, and with only 2 in 10 staff classed […]

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What is Bumping Redundancy?

A bumping redundancy is where the person whose role is redundant does not get dismissed. Instead they take someone else’s job and that person is dismissed instead. The person who […]

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Redundancy – Paid Time Off

It’s easy to forget the fine details towards the end of a redundancy process. In this update we summarise rights about paid time off in a redundancy context. After all, […]

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