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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

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

Redundancy Appeals: Brexit & Recruitment

By |2022-01-26T12:46:20+00:00November 24th, 2021|Employee Contracts|

Redundancy Appeals Process While redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, as an employer you will need to also show that a fair procedure has been followed. This may in some circumstances involve a pooling and selection process. It will always be expected that an employer should, as a minimum, provide advance warning

Social Media: Client Solicitation

By |2022-01-20T11:53:09+00:00November 16th, 2021|Employee Contracts|

How Social Media is facilitating the Solicitation of Clients by Departing Employees Over the past decade, there has been a huge increase in the use of social media platforms by businesses. Social media can be a very effective way in which employees can disseminate information quickly and cost-effectively and it can also be used

Festive Period Employer Considerations

By |2022-01-20T14:36:39+00:00November 10th, 2021|Employee Contracts|

Considerations for Employers on the run-up to Christmas 2021 For the past 20 months, the country has been told to lock down, work from home where possible and avoid close contact with others. With the successful roll-out of the vaccination programme and the opening up of the UK once again, many people are keen

Starting pay hits record high

By |2022-02-07T13:46:51+00:00October 19th, 2021|Employee Contracts|

Starting pay for all workers hit a record high In September due to an increase in competition for staff, research has found. Experts warn that wage growth will not sustain economic recovery and call on government to work with firms to avoid a “crisis-driven sugar rush”. The latest Report on Jobs survey by the

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