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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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!

HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!   Since the abolition of Tribunal fees for bringing a claim against an employer or former employer, the Tribunal have seen steady increases in the number of claims being brought. To some extent this is no surprise.   Even if a Claimant ultimately loses their claim, it is very… Continue reading

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A Lesson in Employee Wellbeing By – Paul Corcoran CEO of Agent Marketing.

HPC have been fortunate enough to discuss with Agent Marketing how they have centred ‘Employee Engagement & Wellbeing‘ into their workplace culture. We had the chance to speak with the MD of Agent Marketing, Paul Corcoran and talk with him on how important his employees engagement & wellbeing has been to the success of his business.  … Continue reading

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How to support staff affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

How to support staff affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   The temperature is dropping, the daylight hours are diminishing and the icy freeze is descending. With winter now settling in, has your business thought about how seasonal weather changes can affect your employee’s mental health and wellbeing?   A study by the NHS states… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.

HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.   The time limits for bringing a claim before the employment Tribunal are extremely tight. The time limit is generally three months less a day from the date of effective termination, or from the act of harassment or detrimental treatment.   The effective date of termination (EDT) could… Continue reading

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Gender Dysphoria & Transgender in the workplace.

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How to support transgender employees in the workplace.   Workforces across the country are made up of a diverse group of individuals. If you are an owner, director, HR manager or in any form of a people managing role it is vital you best know how to support your team’s individual needs. In this week’s… Continue reading

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64% Increase in Employment Tribunals since 2017

64% Increase in Employment Tribunals   Employment Tribunal.   An employment tribunal (ET) case is not a process any employer or employee enjoys being involved in. ET’s can be a lengthy, costly and emotionally draining legal obligation, which can leave both business and personal relationships in shatters.   A simplistic understanding of an ET is… Continue reading

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How to make sure employees have a healthy work life balance.

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How to make sure employees have a healthy work-life balance all year long.   The 7th – 11th of October 2019 saw the popular ‘Work Life Week’ program commence. It has been designed to encourage employers and employees to focus on their well being in and outside of the workplace. It is important for employers… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Brexit & Suspending Employees

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HPC Law Update: Brexit & Suspending Employees   Litigants in person Following the abolition in payment of fees for Employment Tribunals, lawyers acting for the employer often find themselves on the opposite side to a litigant in person. When dealing with litigants in person, it can sometimes be a difficult situation to manage.   When… Continue reading

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How to manage an employee who has started a ‘side hustle’

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How to manage an employee who has started a ‘side hustle’.   With new opportunities like internet and digital innovation, many more people are starting a side hustle along with their main breading winning job. Although this new found motivation and drive can transfer into the employees’ primary job, there are various legal factors which… Continue reading

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