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10 tips for managing sickness absence

10 tips for managing sickness absence

We understand that managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. It is important, however, to manage absences pro-actively, reasonably and fairly. To assist employers we have put together our top 10 tips...

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – 'Political uncertainty means HR issues hang in the balance'

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – 'Political uncertainty means HR issues hang in the balance'

The UK general election on 8 June produced a surprise result for many. In a bruising result the Conservatives lost their overall majority, leaving them to form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). At the time of going to press a deal had just been finalised...

General Election 2017 – A week on

General Election 2017 – A week on

We are now a week on from waking up to a hung parliament and in many respects there is still a large degree of uncertainty about what might happen next...

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

The answer is possibly – an Employment Tribunal has just upheld a claim of direct sex discrimination from a male employee who complained that he did not receive full pay during a period of shared parental leave, when the employer offered female employees on maternity leave up to 14 weeks’ full...

General Election 2017 | What could we expect for employment law?

General Election 2017 | What could we expect for employment law?

If there’s anything recent election outcomes have taught us, it’s that anything can happen. The country has woken up to a hung parliament, which spells even more uncertainty for businesses as we enter into Brexit negotiations. So, whilst the parties jostle to try to form a government, what could...

10 tips for managing grievances

10 tips for managing grievances

Workplace grievances can arise at any time from any employee. It is very important for employers to approach grievances reasonably and fairly. To help you, we have put together our top 10 tips on managing workplace grievances...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest News

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest News

ACAS has issued revised guidance on the gender pay gap reporting obligations...

Disability discrimination – reasonable adjustments?

Disability discrimination – reasonable adjustments?

In the case The Government Legal Service v Mrs T Brookes UKEAT/0302/16/RN, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the Government Legal Service failed to make a reasonable adjustment when it would not allow an applicant who suffered from Asperger's syndrome to answer a multiple choice test in...

Do all hours of sleep-in shifts count for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

Do all hours of sleep-in shifts count for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

The EAT last week handed down judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, a decision which has been awaited by numerous businesses, particularly those in the care home sector, given that it addresses the issue of whether employees who sleep-in are working for National Minimum...

How flexible is flexible working?

How flexible is flexible working?

Employees with at least 26 weeks' continuous employment can make a request for flexible working under the statutory scheme for any reason. There is no right to work flexibly, only a right to make a request to do so. The aim of the legislation is to encourage discussions between the employer and...

How to carry out a fair performance management process

How to carry out a fair performance management process

Underperformance in the workplace can be a common issue. How do employers go about dealing with poor performance fairly? Read our top ten tips in managing poor performance...

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – Legal-ease: Gender pay gap reporting

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – Legal-ease: Gender pay gap reporting

The gender pay gap reporting legislation will require employers with 250 or more employees to publish information about the gender pay gap in their organisation every year...