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Managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. Absences should be handled pro-actively, reasonably and fairly.
22nd Nov 2019 by Sarah Dillon in Insight
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.
11th Nov 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
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!
24th Oct 2019 by in ESP News
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.
26th Sep 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
One of the most important relationships within an organisation is the one between HR and their legal support.
2nd Sep 2019 by Peter Byrne in Insight
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.
15th Aug 2019 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
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.
6th Jul 2019 by Peter Byrne in Insight
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.
24th Jun 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
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...
11th Jun 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
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.
30th May 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
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...
2nd Apr 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
Acas has published new guidance on age discrimination for employers. Age discrimination at work – treating someone unfairly because of age – is against the law apart from in very limited circumstances...
14th Feb 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
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