The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee & Related Holiday Requests

By |2022-05-10T16:05:34+01:00May 10th, 2022|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee & Related Holiday Requests As part of the celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the late May bank holiday will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022, with an additional one on Friday 3 June 2022. This change may have practical and contractual implications, and it is vital that employers

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

Challenges facing employers in 2022

By |2022-02-24T11:57:00+00:00February 24th, 2022|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

New research has found that almost one in three workers say they feel unvalued at work despite the fact that staff retention is one of the biggest challenges facing employers in 2022. Lack of recognition at work is causing many employees to consider handing in their notice, according to new research by Adler. The findings come as

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

Scottish Homeworking Survey

By |2022-02-07T13:50:06+00:00July 8th, 2021|Employee Contracts, Employee Wellbeing|

Homeworking & Flexible Working Scottish employees who work from home suffer with excessive workloads and have poorer work-life balance than those working in the office, a survey has found. The latest Working Lives Scotland report from the CIPD, which polled 1,007 people working in Scotland, found more than a third (37 per cent) of

Flexible Working & Right to Work Update

By |2022-02-07T15:10:16+00:00June 29th, 2021|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

Flexible Working Flexible working requests are not new in the workplace. They have, however, been thrown into the limelight following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. For both employers and employees alike, the switch to homeworking as a business continuity measure during the pandemic has revealed that in certain cases, working from home and

EU Settlement Scheme Deadline Dates

By |2022-02-07T14:38:11+00:00May 27th, 2021|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

An explanation of the UK Government's EU Settlement Scheme You will be aware that the new points-based immigration system came into force in the UK on 1 January 2021. The extended deadline for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applications for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens who were in the UK before 11pm on 31 December is 30 June

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