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Employment Blog

What’s new in employment law in 2017?

Tribunal Fees The big news in employment law in 2017 is that the Supreme Court (on the application of Unison the trade union) has declared that fees in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals tribunal are unlawful.  The story goes something like this: prior to July 2013 employees and former employees could make claims to an Employment Tribunal without charge. In July 2013 the Government introduced a fee system whereby claimants had to pay a fee to submit a claim and another to go ahead with a full hearing, the laudable rationale being that the introduction of fees would significantly...
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Career Advice – Sandy Cullen

Why do we need it? It has often been said that one of the most effective ways of grabbing someone’s attention is to ask for their advice; essentially, it appeals to their ego. “Mm, you need my advice, eh? Why of course, I’d be delighted to help.” And the topics upon which we’re prepared to admit that we do, actually, need the advice are endless: “How do I make a good soufflé?” “Which tie do you think I should wear?” “What book would you recommend for my 12 year-old?” “What would you say is the best way to drive to...
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Which voice are you?

Katie is a Connector (with a bit of Nurturer), Debbie is a Nurturer, and I’m mostly a Connector with a bit of Nurturer and Pioneer thrown in.  If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, follow the link and take the free assessment yourself https://5voices.com/ . The 5 Voices is a tool developed by GiANT Worldwide (a global leadership consultancy) to help leaders communicate effectively with everyone they lead.  Can you remember the last team or Board meeting you attended?  What did you notice?  Were some people heard more than others even though everyone was speaking?  Did you come...
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GDPR: An Employment Perspective

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation which will replace the UK Data Protection Act 1988. The aim of this Regulation is to guarantee the fundamental right to personal data protection across the EU.  The Regulation will likely have an impact on the ways that employers store and gain consent to retain information about employees.  In this blog, we shall provide a brief outline of the Regulation, and the main ways that it shall affect Employment Law and HR.  Background The application of the Regulation extends to organisations which carry out processing outwith the EU but offer...
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Holiday Entitlement/Pay Update

The scope of payment that employees are entitled to when on holiday has expanded greatly over recent years. With the summer holidays fast approaching, it is important to be aware of these changes and the potential implications for your business. As well as being a statutory requirement, holidays can be important for maintaining employee morale, and therefore offering a transparent and fair holiday policy is one of the keys to making your business both an attractive and friendly place to work. With this is mind, here are some of the key points of the law relating to holiday pay, and...
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