Category Archives: HR Advice

End to Exclusivity Clauses in Zero Hours Contracts

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Legislation has been introduced on 26th May, 2015 preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. (read more)
   

Who can accompany an employee during a disciplinary?

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Employees or anyone who falls under the Worker category has a statutory right to be accompanied if they are invited to a formal meeting by their employer (read more)
   

40% of Parents do not qualify for Shared Parental Leave

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Shared Parental Leave will be available to parents where their baby is due on or after 5th April, 2015. (read more)
   

Six Benefits of employing a Reservist

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Reservists are given rigorous training to develop key skills which form not only the foundations of an invaluable reservist but also an invaluable employee. (read more)
   

Why should you carry out background screening?

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A recent case of a convicted child sex offender, whose job included delivering post to schools, has highlighted the importance of not only carrying out relevant pre-employment screening and background checks, but also having a robust administrative process. (read more)
   

Serial Litigant banned from making Tribunal Claims

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Mr Groves has brought a minimum of 19 individual claims against different employers to the employment tribunal during a period of just five and a half years between April, 2009 and October, 2014 and in 11 of those, he also appealed. (read more)
   

How to handle employees once trust has broken down

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An employer can find themselves in a very difficult situation when they have a genuine reason to distrust an employee but that reason is insufficient to dismiss. (read more)