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Richard Hiron Apr 14,2021
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The financial impact of COVID-19 on businesses and employees has been clear for more than a year.

Many employers already had contracts of employment for their employees when they subsequently furloughed them as a result of the financial im...

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Richard Hiron Apr 06,2021
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It can be tempting to think that term-time only workers are only a relevant consideration in the education sector.

Whilst this is true to some extent, other sectors have also embraced this method of working depending on the level of suppor...

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Richard Hiron Mar 29,2021
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Guidance has been issued reflecting the assessment of awards of compensation for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury in discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal.

This compensation is parcelled into bands of seriousness common...

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Richard Hiron Mar 23,2021
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In the ordinary course of their daily duties, business owners and managers will need to manage conversations with members of staff that can frequently be challenging or uneasy.

The key to managing these sorts of discussions is to be prepar...

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Richard Hiron Mar 18,2021
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It is usual each year to anticipate the changes being made to the National Minimum Wage that are brought in from 1 April.

However, now that the dust has settled from the announcement of the Budget, it is important for employers to consider...

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