Employment Law Update: Are you ready for ‘Good Work Plan Changes’?

Following the Government’s commissioning of the Independent Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices, the Good Work Plan was developed. This was devised to make changes to employment law and practice to ensure that workers are treated more fairly. As such, there have been a number of recommendations and some major developments   We have given… Continue reading

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Valentines Day in the workplace – Dos and don’ts

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Valentines in the workplace – Dos and don’ts   As you would expect, as an outsourced HR provider we aren’t big proponents of workplace romance and lovey-dovey co-workers. What we do love is being able to celebrate the successes within your business, adopting the valentines spirit can be a great way to celebrate small successes… Continue reading

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Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits.

Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits. Among all of the expectations and desires of the modern workforce, a survey shows that mental health programs and benefits are the top of their wish list.   This does not come as shock. A study completed by ‘National Business Group on Health’ found that from 2,200 employees, 27%… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: When is a “belief” a belief?

When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary!   One of the most important parts of the legislation was to create ‘protected characteristics’, i.e. traits or characteristics which are protected from discrimination. These characteristics are:-   Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage… Continue reading

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How you can overcome the 2020 ‘New Year Blues’.

How you can overcome the 2020 ‘New Year Blues’. How have you been feeling since you have returned to work? Are you your normal cheery and positive self? Or have you noticed any of your colleagues/employees acting differently since 2019?   If you haven’t been feeling yourself recently or have noticed a co-worker acting strangely,… Continue reading

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