Category Archives: HR Advice

What Do The Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations Mean For Your Business?

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The Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations 2014 have been published and will be effective from 1st October, 2014. (read more)
   

Employment Law Changes from 1st October, 2014

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Just a reminder of the employment law changes that will take effect from 1st October this year. National Minimum Wage increases: £6.50 for workers 21 and over £5.13 for workers 18-20 years £3.79 for 16-17 year olds £2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the first year of apprenticeship (read more)
   

HR Advice on Appeals and Disciplinary Sanctions

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I was recently asked by a business owner whether they could upgrade the original disciplinary sanction at an appeal. (read more)
   

When is the best time to fire an employee?

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So you have an employee who has not been performing! You have worked with them over the last few months and they have not responded to training, coaching, and warnings. They will have to go or it will damage the rest of the team and the business. You have no option but to let them go but when should you do this? (read more)
   

Are obese employees protected by disability discrimination law?

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A recent European case involving a Danish child-minder may redefine obesity as a disability. (read more)
   

What is equality and how does it apply to employees?

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The Equality Act 2010 is a major piece of legislation which should allow the harmonisation of all the legislation which deals with the prevention of discrimination and the promotion of equality. (read more)
   

Sleeping-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage

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A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that workers who are expected to be on the premises overnight may be entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for all of the hours they are on the premises, including hours when they are allowed to sleep. (read more)