February 2018 Newsletter

It’s February and the year may still be new but HR/Employment changes are coming up fast. We’re happy to meet the pace and keep you up to speed with all the changes coming up over 2018. Whether it’s the new data protection regime, gender pay gap reporting or employment status, the year ahead is certainly…
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January 2018 Newsletter

It’s January so Happy New Year and welcome to our first Newsletter of 2018!   We hope you are all looking forward to the year ahead, particularly the HR/Employment law challenges?!  We update you on a couple of the main challenges in our Newsletter, namely the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the…
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December 2017 Newsletter

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It’s December, Happy Christmas! We hope to entertain you with our last 2017 employment law/HR news before the celebrations (rightly) take over. This year’s newsletters come to an end with a helping hand on how to manage a workplace full of the Christmas spirit, report on employment status and ACAS guidance.  In our final case update…
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November 2017 Newsletter

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It’s November and as with the fireworks at the start of this month, the Information Commissioner’s Office is hoping to shed light on the GDPR by setting up a telephone advice line for small businesses. Advice is also finally available for all those who need Tribunal fees refunded since the Supreme Court decision in July. …
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October 2017 Newsletter

It’s October. However, contrary to the spirit of Halloween we aim to help, rather than spook, with our update on the Data Protection Bill, parental bereavement leave and ACAS guidance on mental health in the workplace. Finally we share some haunting tales in our case update in relation to misconduct investigations and references to previous incidents…
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September 2017 Newsletter

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It’s September and as memories of the summer holidays begin to fade hopefully we can help focus on back to work with our HR/Employment law update. It’s a return to the old routine for the Government and the courts too and we look at proposed reforms to data protection, increase in injury to feelings awards…
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August 2017 Newsletter

It’s August and holiday season! However, the summer slowdown doesn’t mean that HR/Employment law news has stopped altogether and maybe the following is good for some sun lounger (or rainy day) reading?! For those of you who are still reading we update you on potential new legal rights for parents to take bereavement leave on…
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July 2017 Newsletter

Wimbledon - Strawberries and Cream
It’s July and if you’ve still got energy after all the Wimbledon watching and build up to the summer holiday season, then we’ve got more HR/employment news for you. We’ve got the latest on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and its recommendations for reform to non-traditional employment relationships (including in the ‘gig economy’)…
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June 2017 Newsletter

It’s June and the month of warm (some of them too warm!), long, sunny days or, failing that, at least there’s been the Election and the wacky hats of Royal Ascot for a bit of light entertainment! However, we’ll try to compete for your attention with our update on HR/Employment law news. This month we…
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May 2017 Newsletter

It’s May, named after Maia, the Greek goddess linked to spring and growth.  We think it fitting therefore that this month we were all, including employers, asked to open up our minds during Mental Health Awareness week (from 8 to 14 May) and take a fresh look at mental health.  We’re doing our bit to…
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