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Overtime at Christmas - the legal insight employers need to know

Overtime at Christmas - the legal insight employers need to know

In some sectors, overtime and Christmas go together like turkey and cranberry sauce. But what are the legal implications regarding overtime? And what do employers need to know?

Managing sickness absence

Managing sickness absence

Managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. Absences should be handled pro-actively, reasonably and fairly.

Are you ready for SMCR?

Are you ready for SMCR?

On 9th December 2019, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will come into force for all firms authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

ESP Law to stage workplace grievance workshop for #ESPLawLive

ESP Law to stage workplace grievance workshop for #ESPLawLive

We're hosting a workshop on 'Workplace grievance and sexual harassment in the #MeToo era' for HR and Employee Relations managers - join us for #ESPLawLive!

Thomas Cook – what this means for employers and employees

Thomas Cook – what this means for employers and employees

Thomas Cook has been in the headlines over the past few weeks in respect of its insolvency and the loss of thousands of jobs in the UK and worldwide.

How well does your employment lawyer know you?

How well does your employment lawyer know you?

One of the most important relationships within an organisation is the one between HR and their legal support.

Medical reports – and what you need to know as an employer

Medical reports – and what you need to know as an employer

Employers quite often have to request medical reports when they are dealing with long or short-term absences or an employee who has a disability.

Is 'old school' thinking derailing your ER team?

Is 'old school' thinking derailing your ER team?

Employee Relations (ER) teams have it hard enough, without the further flood of cases following the latest indiscretion of a manager who has taken matters into their own hands.

6 things employers need to know when suspending a member of staff

6 things employers need to know when suspending a member of staff

Recruiting and retaining the right talent to establish an effective management team can take time for any organisation to master – especially when difficult decisions need to be made.

Employers must have a system for measuring daily working hours of all workers

Employers must have a system for measuring daily working hours of all workers

A recent ECJ decision has raised serious concerns as to whether the UK’s record keeping rules comply with the Working Time Directive. The ECJ confirmed that all employers in EU member states should be required to establish an objective, reliable and accessible system for measuring their...

The #MeToo movement - and what it means for employers

The #MeToo movement - and what it means for employers

The number of current and historic sexual misconduct complaints continues to rise throughout 2019, in all walks of the employment law landscape. It is an issue that affects the workplace, and one which the employer needs to be particularly sensitive to.

April 2019: Employment law changes

April 2019: Employment law changes

1. The government’s ‘Good work plan’, published in December 2018, made a commitment to increase the penalties for employers that repeatedly breach their employment law obligations. Tribunals have the power to impose a £5,000 ‘aggravated breach’ penalty on...