May 2020 Newsletter

It’s May and we hope the warmer, sunnier days are helping with the ‘new normal’ and are having a positive impact on you and all your staff.  We hope that our unavoidable focus on the workplace implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) does not dampen the spirits, but rather helps to illuminate those issues which have had…
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April 2020 Newsletter

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It’s April and… well what can we say?  It is the most bizarre and unsettling of times, and you won’t be surprised that our headline news has to be the effect of Coronavirus on employment and HR, even if you are, by now, probably rather tired of hearing about it! We look at its impact…
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March 2020 Newsletter

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Welcome to the new look Menzies Law newsletter!  We felt it was time for a spring clean and we hope you like it.  Feedback always welcome… It’s been a busy start to 2020 for the Menzies team with a very varied caseload and equally diverse clients.  We’ve also been delivering lots of legal training since…
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January 2020 Newsletter

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Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2020.  To help you plan for the working year ahead, this edition provides you with an overview of the main employment law changes for this year.  As a result, it’s a bit longer than usual! This issue gives you the low down on changes to written terms for all…
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December 2019 Newsletter

Seasons greetings! If you’re full of Christmas spirit like us then let us entertain you with our last 2019 employment law/HR news before the celebrations (rightly) take over.  Although we can’t yet peer into the Christmas future (we’ll let the snow flakes settle on the general election result first!), we can update you on dealing…
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November 2019 Newsletter

South West CIPD’s Employment Law Day at UWE
It’s November and although we can’t promise any HR/employment law ‘fireworks’ in this newsletter (it’s been quiet!) we can update you on the Government’s response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s (WESC) report on the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).  We also update you on the potential push to increase the amount of employer…
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October 2019 Newsletter

It’s October, and if the trick or treat of Brexit (depending on your point of view) is getting you down, we hope to help (rather than haunt) you with the warm bath of our latest newsletter.  Employee spirits should be raised (get it?) by the Government’s proposed law to ensure employers pass on tips in full,…
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September 2019 Newsletter

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Now that the summer is a distant memory and we’re all firmly ‘back to school’, it is normally to be expected that Parliament gets back to passing legislation including employment law.  However, we all know that the words ‘normal’ and ‘Parliament’ are not going to sit well together at the moment.  While we watch with…
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August 2019 Newsletter

It’s the end of August, and soon the ‘back to school’ season for all, including Parliament (insert your own political joke here…). However, before the summer slowdown the Government did get busy publishing consultations on supporting the family in the workplace and non-traditional employees. In this newsletter we will update you on these and the Government’s…
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July 2019 Newsletter

It’s July, and whether you’re holidaying abroad or enjoying a staycation in the UK, you will be glad (or maybe not!) of the record breaking temperatures across Europe.  Not to be outdone, the Government is also busy turning up the heat and we bring news of no less than three consultation exercises on new legislation: on…
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