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23 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Opening stage of employment tribunal fee refund scheme launched

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Employers are by now aware of the Supreme Court’s judgment of 26 July 2017, which declared employment tribunal fees unlawful. However, the Government’s plan to repay all Employment Tribunal and Appeal Employment Tribunal fees since their introduction in 2013 has remained unreported until now.

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9 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Spotlight on workplace wellbeing for World Mental Health Day | 10 October 2017

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workplace wellbeing

10 October 2017 marks World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is workplace wellbeing; in that spirit, we wish to highlight why mental health awareness in the workplace is important and what you can do to support workplace wellbeing.

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25 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

Managing mental health in the workplace with Bath Mind

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Managing mental health in the workplace

Employment relationships are ever changing. Stress at work claims are on the rise. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and wellbeing. But supporting those with mental health conditions that you cannot see or do not fully understand can be difficult.

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28 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Government softens its position on sleep-in shifts

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In an eventful week for UK employment law, the Government’s press release on sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector comes hot on the heels of Tribunal fees being scrapped. This announcement marks a significant step to protect the viability and sustainability of the social care sector.

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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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17 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in Bigger Picture, Features

The Bigger Picture (Bath) – Issue 18 [17 March 2016]

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Welcome to the Bigger Picture – a series of in-depth features on important issues which may affect you personally or in business. These features are published monthly in the Bath Chronicle. In this feature: The four big changes in employment …

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28 January 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Tax now payable on injury to feelings awards

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settlement negotiations

Whether as a result of protected conversations, disciplinary or capability processes, grievances or tribunal proceedings, as an employer you may find yourself engaged in ‘negotiations to settle’ with current or former employees. Employees may allege that they have suffered an “injury to feelings” as a result of what they see as unlawful treatment, and settlement monies may be apportioned between financial losses, legal fees, and pre- and post-termination injury to feelings, to take advantage of the tax rules.

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22 January 2016 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Drafting amendments to protect clients & save them money

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Our client was a director being made redundant who wanted to get everything done as quickly as possible. After reviewing the settlement agreement we successfully negotiated a number of key changes as follows:

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9 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)

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National |Minimum Wage

As you know the minimum hourly rate most workers are entitled to is reviewed each year by the Low Pay Commission.

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