New laws to reduce the use of NDAs

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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

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HPC Law: Employment cases still increasing

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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

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Working during the hot weather

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Working during the hot weather With the UK in the middle of a heatwave and reports suggesting that we may see further increases in temperature as the week goes on, it is important that you take precaution as an employer to ensure that working conditions remain safe for your employees. We’ve put togther a few… Continue reading

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Are businesses ready to be transparent about CEO pay?

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Are businesses ready to be transparent about CEO pay?   New regulations have been established for businesses with regards to CEO’s disclosing their salaries and this has created several implications with regards to how companies share CEO pay and also compare with other employees pay.   Regulations that apply in respect to financial years starting… Continue reading

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British Airways suffer very costly data breach

British Airways suffer  very costly data breach British Airways is facing the prospect of having to pay a record fine of £183 million for the breach of its security systems last year.   The airline who are owned by IAG, stated that it was ‘surprised and disappointed’ by the large penalty enforced by the International… Continue reading

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The top 5 employment law cases in June

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The top 5 employment law cases in June   June has seen the UK bask in some of the best weather we have experienced in years, with temperatures making the UK feel like a tropical island, but weather aside, June has been full of important employment law cases that have passed through our courts.  … Continue reading

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HR Hot Topic: Sex Discrimination Article

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Sex Discrimination Article   This month we saw the Advertising Standards Agency’s anticipated ban on ‘harmful gender stereotypes’ in adverts, come into force. From the discussions we have listened to on the news and amongst peers and clients, it appears that the reaction to the enforcement is mixed; with some welcoming the change while others… Continue reading

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Managing productivity and engagement within business

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Managing productivity and engagement within business   Staff engagement in key in terms of managing productivity within a business, and several HR key performance indicators (KPIs) can be used to monitor productivity and engagement.   Everyone within business knows about the importance of employee engagement, and focusing on building strong bonds and relationships with employees,… Continue reading

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Disability Discrimination

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Disability Discrimination   As an employer, dealing with employees who have disabilities can present challenges such as the need to consider reasonable adjustments both before a person is employed, during the interview stage and then throughout the employment relationship.   When an employer has to manage disability-related absence – this can be particularly difficult. Employers… Continue reading

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Female police officers win tribunal case for sex discrimination

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Female police officers win tribunal case for sex discrimination   A recent tribunal has ruled that two female officers were treated unfairly during an investigation and stated that it was detrimental to put the pair of officers on restricted duties.   A tribunal has ruled that two female officers were treated unfairly when they were… Continue reading

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