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6 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Employment, Opinion

What’s the secret? New protection for company trade secrets comes in to force

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One of a company’s biggest assets is its knowledge, including secret formulas, bespoke selling methods, customer lists, software algorithms and designs.

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21 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Healthcare providers and GDPR: are you ready?

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25 May is nearly upon us, and there are only 3 working days left for you to finalise your preparations for GDPR, which will affect all businesses, including organisations in the health and social care sector. But what are the key points that you should be thinking about if you are in the care sector?

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4 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

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The reality is that all employees are likely to suffer with their mental health during the course of their working lives; as they juggle work alongside their ever changing personal and family commitments.

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13 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

Managing your employees’ mental health and wellbeing with Bath Mind

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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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20 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Calculating holiday pay for term-time workers

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In an important decision this month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that calculating holiday pay for part-time or term-time workers based on the established calculation of 12.07% of annualised hours is not correct. Going forward, this ruling could also affect the way holiday pay is calculated for casual and zero hours workers, as well as employees with variable or irregular hours.

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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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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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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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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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