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Employee Benefits

Pay and benefits: Which are the most popular?

Why do companies need to offer employee benefits? It’s an employee’s market. Unemployment is at a low and job seekers are able to search through thousands of jobs on their phone in an instant. They quite literally hold the power in their hands. And whilst employee benefits will never outweigh a fair and competitive salary, […]

Brexit: EU Settlement scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme: What can employers communicate?

Brexit has been the controversial word on everybody’s lips since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Some political commentators have warned that societal apathy is becoming dangerous as people tire of hearing about Brexit, choosing to sleepwalk towards the March 29th leave date. UK employers, however, do not […]

Employment Law Updates 2019

Employment law updates for 2019

The first month of the year is a great opportunity to look forward to the year ahead, and put plans in place to achieve your goals. So that your 2019 HR plans can be designed with upcoming employment law updates in mind, we’ve taken a look at the changes anticipated for the year ahead and […]

Employment Law developments

Five Key Employment Law Developments from 2018

In 2018 we saw a number of important employment law developments challenge the way that companies operate, and encourage employers to be more transparent, accountable and meet new expectations. We have summarised the top five developments of last year below. 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between […]

reduce staff turnover

New year, new outlook: five HR resolutions to reduce staff turnover

Pursuing a career ambition was the sixth most popular New Year’s resolution amongst Brits in 2018, so it’s no surprise that January often brings a current of change at workplaces up and down the country. People look to make more money, climb the career ladder or switch environments – meaning you could be in for […]

Christmas Party

The Christmas Party: Five ways Employers can keep things jolly

Overindulgence is part of the festive season. That extra mince pie at the market, the glass of red on a cosy dark night in, the endless sweet treats not to mention the mammoth feast on Christmas day itself! It is very easy to get carried away with it all. Yet there is one place where […]

Post-termination restrictions - Your complete HR guide

Your guide to drafting post termination restrictions

Post-termination restrictions are often written into employees’ contracts of employment to prevent them from trying to poach your customers and staff when they leave. It’s often said that it’s hard to enforce restrictive covenants but this is not the case as long as they’re well drafted. Why are Restrictive Covenants used? Restrictive covenants are normally […]

Recap of 2017

Recap of 2017

In 2017 we saw a number of proposed changes to legislation and tribunal cases which will impact the workforce going forward as we enter 2018. Here we recap over these important points and consider the impact they are likely to have on employment and the wider workforce. Getting ready for the GDPR: As 2017 has drawn […]

GDPR for employers

GDPR for employers: Your essential FAQs answered

There are now just over eight months until the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force on 25 May 2018. It’s becoming increasingly important for companies to ensure their HR practices are compliant with the new rules. Following our previous introductory blog post on the topic of GDPR, we’ve received a number of frequently […]

dress code at work policy

Can your dress code at work policy ban religious, political or philosophical symbols?

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that in the case of Samira Achbita versus G4S it was not discriminatory to dismiss Achbita as a result of her wearing headscarves at work. In this article we consider what the ECJ said and how it may affect your dress code at work policy. How did […]