Category Archives: HR Advice

Does a Contract of Employment have to be signed to be enforceable?

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A Contract of Employment or a Statement of Terms and Conditions of employment determines the conditions the employer has offered employment to an employee. (read more)
   

Can I prevent an ex-employee competing with my business?

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An employer cannot prevent an ex-employee setting up in competition or using the skills and knowledge they have gained whilst working for their employer to set up a competing business. (read more)
   

Best Advice on Whistleblowing Policies

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For many employers, there is an inherent fear in receiving a whistleblowing claim. This is probably in part due to lack of understanding which can then give rise to a failure to deal with matters properly and effectively. (read more)
   

30% of Employees Regularly Inflate their Expenses

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Allstar Business Solutions have recently released the finding of a survey they carried out of 1,000 employees relating to their business expenses which showed that over one-third of employees regularly inflate their expenses (read more)
   

Clamp Down on Use of Social Media to Research Job Applicants

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How often have you checked up on a job applicant on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn? You could be breaking the law in future. (read more)
   

When does Notice of Termination of Employment Take Effect?

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Ms Haywood was employed by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust. On 1st April 2011, she was given notice that she was at risk of redundancy and during a redundancy consultation meeting (read more)
   

Holiday Pay Must Include Voluntary Overtime

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If an employee regularly works voluntary overtime over and above their contracted hours of work, these payments may now have to be included as part of their holiday pay (read more)