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1 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Six top tips to help you manage disciplinary and grievance procedures

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Best practice guidance is readily available in the form of ‘Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures’ which sets a benchmark for employers to deal fairly and consistently with employee misconduct and complaints.

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16 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

When to performance manage employees – and the cost of leaving it too late

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It’s an all too familiar situation which many employers find themselves in. There’s an employee who hasn’t been performing for some time, they haven’t done anything drastically wrong, but they just aren’t up to scratch. The employer feels too uncomfortable to say anything – perhaps they are a long standing employee, a good friend or a difficult character. Or, the employer simply doesn’t find the time to address the situation and keeps putting it off. This goes on for a while until the employer decides enough is enough and dismisses the employee for poor performance.

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22 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

How to pay for a personal injury claim?

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If you are injured and wish to seek compensation, you may increasingly feel that an imbalance of power weighs against you. Changes to our justice system mean that many people injured through no fault of their own, have been unable to bring claims due to concerns about how they can fund the process.

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24 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Gig economy fuelling business growth in Oxfordshire – but employers urged to beware the legal challenges

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An unseen army of agency workers, contractors and temps are helping to fuel business growth in Oxfordshire – and making a significant contribution to the UK’s rapidly-rising gig economy.

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1 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Employment & HR

Transferring of confidential client data justified an employee’s dismissal

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A recruitment company discovered that one of its senior employees had transferred significant amounts of confidential client data to his personal email account.

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18 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Three things to think about before firing an employee

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Dismissing an employee can be a daunting prospect. There are numerous horror stories about aggrieved employees successfully clawing large compensation pay-outs from their ex-employers, with the employer left wondering what they did wrong. Our previous article on disciplinary and grievance will help you know what process to follow in such circumstances. But what if you want to avoid the process altogether? Or, your reason for dismissal isn’t as watertight as you first thought?

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29 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Sick of sick days? Get to grips with absence

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Employee sickness absence is an inevitable reality that all employers face. It can often be disruptive to the business and put undue stress on other employees to pick up additional work.

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24 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

What Brexit means for UK employment law

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In writing this article the morning after the vote, I asked employment lawyers across the country – from our soon to be colleagues – (see our merger news here if you haven’t already) at Royds in the City of London to rural-based colleagues what employment law will look like in five years’ time in the UK.

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14 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

What could leaving the EU mean for UK employment law?

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Impact of a Brexit on employment law

With the EU referendum just around the corner, it is crucial that we understand the implications of leaving before we make a decision. As we all know, a substantial amount of employment law in the UK comes from Europe.

So what are the possible employment implications for businesses if the UK votes to leave the EU? Malcolm Gregory, partner in our Employment & HR team, explores the issues.

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8 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Be flexible with staff during the 2016 European Championship

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With the European Football Tournament starting tomorrow (10 June 2016), and some matches due to take place during normal working hours, employers are anticipating some disruption to the workplace over the coming weeks. Mark Emery shares some tips for managing employee absence and keeping up productivity.

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6 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Attention HR professionals: it’s all change

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Looking ahead

April is an important time of the year for HR professionals. New legislation and ACAS guidance notes affecting employment law have been introduced. We’ve put together a quick round up of some of the key things you should know.

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Attention HR professionals: it’s all change

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Looking ahead

April is an important time of the year for HR professionals. New legislation and ACAS guidance notes affecting employment law have been introduced. We’ve put together a quick round up of some of the key things you should know.

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