HPC Law: Settlement Agreements & Changes To Employment Contracts.

Agreement to change   In last month’s article, I wrote about the importance of changes in the contracts of employment and the need to obtain consent from the employee for the consent to any changes. This issue has been highlighted in the media recently by supermarket giant Asda who wanted to make changes to the… Continue reading


Guest Blog | 5 little known tips that could affect your business growth.

Wendey Kendall Guest Blog 5 Tips on Business Growth

5 little known tips that could affect your business growth.   In a complex business environment, it can be easy to overlook some of the challenges shaping the environment that will have an impact on how you lead and grow your company. These are five areas to consider.   (1) Being isolated in your leadership role.… Continue reading


The Bigger Picture with NDA’s

NDA, Donald Trump, Workplace,

The Bigger Picture with NDA’s NDA’s Introduction   Non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s) cases have become a prominent talking point in recent months, various scandals have come to light regarding some previously well respected individuals like Harvey Weinstein, Sir Phillip Green and Donald Trump.   After the Hollywood NDA scandals first broke, the spotlight began to focus… Continue reading


Updated Timescales for responding to a subject access request.

Pen Calendar Date

Updated Timescales for responding to a subject access request. As of the 15th of August 2019 the Court of Justice for the European Union as announced by the ICO, has updated the guidance provided on the correct timescales when responding to a data subject access request.   A data subject access request is simply a… Continue reading


Support & HR for Employees with Gambling Problems.

Gambling Gamble STOP

Support & HR for Employees with Gambling Problems.   Gambling Addiction   With “Game week 1” of the Barclays Premier League finalising, comes a swarm of eager fans casting their predictions on the winners and losers for the 2019/2020 season in the hope of making an extra pound or two on top of their pay… Continue reading


FTSE 100 LGBT+ Diversity Failure.


FTSE 100 LGBT+ Diversity Failure. Following the ‘LGBT+ Price Festival’ in Liverpool, the prominence of LGBT+ diversity issues in the workplace is even more so important to address.   Recently the ‘FTSE 100’ firms released their annual 2019 report. Although the number of companies to reference LGBT+ inclusion has risen by (12 per cent) in… Continue reading


Is HR prepared for a ‘NO-Deal’ Brexit?

No deal

Is HR prepared for a ‘NO-deal’ Brexit? With the uncertainty of the implications a ‘NO-deal’ Brexit will have on UK businesses, the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) has warned UK establishments to resume preparations and planning in light of the 31st of October UK removal from the EU.   The CBI states although UK businesses… Continue reading


Guest Blog: Lifelong Learning By Steve Swift from BforB

lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning: Making the most of your commute As Regional Director for Business for Breakfast I travel around Cheshire and Merseyside helping other businesses to generate new business through referral marketing and professional development. This affords me a lot of time when I’m commuting to venues and groups. When I’m making my usual journeys, I… Continue reading


New laws to reduce the use of NDAs


New laws to reduce the use of NDAs   With the implementation of new laws surrounding NDAs, employees will now be able to disclose information to police and lawyers, however experts warn that this, although a step in the right direction, will do little to tackle the issue of toxic cultures.   The government has… Continue reading


HPC Law: Employment cases still increasing


Employment cases still increasing   According to official figures released by the Advisory, conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), the number of Claimants making claims against former employers had increased to nearly 40,000 from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.   As ACAS tries to settle disputes without the need for litigation, not all of… Continue reading