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UK General Election: Legislation Update

By |2024-05-30T11:30:42+01:00May 30th, 2024|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

As you will all be aware, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a snap election for 4 July 2024, putting to bed months of speculation surrounding the future of the current UK Government. Legislation The election has called into question the status of legislation currently going through parliament, and what this means for the future

Employment Law Updates: Spring 2024

By |2024-03-27T17:37:22+00:00March 27th, 2024|Employment Law and Regulation|

We hope you are all well and looking forward to Easter Weekend. Is it really almost April! April also marks the start of the employment law changes we have been helping our GMA HR clients to prepare for since the beginning of this year. We’ve worked on the changes to your handbook policies, and we

New Beginnings…

By |2024-01-31T00:56:20+00:00January 8th, 2024|Employment Law and Regulation|

A very Happy New Year to you all from all of us at Greig Melville Associates Limited! Looking back, I think that if the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that as employers, we have learned to be agile; we’ve surprised ourselves with our capacity to  change our traditional thinking as leaders.  We’ve embraced

New Laws: Part-Year and Irregular Workers

By |2024-03-18T22:10:04+00:00December 18th, 2023|Employment Law and Regulation|

Key Changes to the Law Following two consultations which took place earlier in the year in which holiday entitlement and pay calculations were discussed, the Government has now published its response. This means that they have now laid out the proposals for key changes to the law on holiday pay and working time regulations which

Supporting a healthy work-life balance for your teams

By |2024-03-18T22:41:21+00:00September 1st, 2023|Employment Law and Regulation|

How many of us have seen our work-life balance take a dive in the last three or so years and an upsurge in our mental and physical health issues, decreased productivity, and constant stress? Quite a few, I think! No one in the workplace is immune from this issue, and if we are unable to

Quiet Quitting: A Guide For Employers

By |2024-01-31T00:38:35+00:00June 30th, 2023|Employment Law and Regulation|

We have been noticing a growing trend with employees who have disengaged with their employers doing a disappearing act – simply not turning up for work and being uncontactable - which is incredibly frustrating, disruptive, and time-consuming for management.   It so happened that one of our regular HR publications popped into our inbox yesterday, highlighting

Cost of living issues and pay rises

By |2022-03-10T21:17:05+00:00March 10th, 2022|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

The post-pandemic economic climate promises to be a difficult one for employees and businesses across the board, with the cost of living rising dramatically. The latest inflation figures are at 5.5 per cent, with the cost of many things – including energy – rising dramatically, yet annualised wage growth sitting at just 4.2 per

Hybrid Working, SSP Rebate, Vaccines

By |2022-01-30T21:56:14+00:00January 26th, 2022|Employment Law and Regulation|

Guidance urging people to work from home wherever possible in Scotland is to be relaxed in favour of a "hybrid" system of office and remote working Employers have been asked to phase workers back into spending some time in the office from Monday 31 January. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the move was possible

SPP Rebate Scheme & Right To Work Checks

By |2022-01-20T14:33:38+00:00January 20th, 2022|Employment Law and Regulation|

Return of the SSP rebate scheme for Covid related absences Regulations have now been laid before parliament formally reinstating the SSP rebate scheme that came to an end on 30th September 2021. The rebate scheme allows businesses with less than 250 staff to recover up to 2 weeks of SSP paid out for absence due

Positive Mental Health For Everyone

By |2022-01-20T16:10:46+00:00January 17th, 2022|Employee Wellbeing|

Monday 17 January was named ‘Blue Monday’ by UK-based travel company, Sky Travel, as most depressing day of the year. The concept was first published in a 2005 press release from the company, which claimed to have calculated the date "mathematically".There is of course no credible evidence to suggest that one day in particular can

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