Category Archives: HR Advice

Dismissal Justified for Persistent Lateness

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Poor timekeeping on a regular basis is unacceptable, damaging to productivity and unfair on other staff. Ignoring this issue can lead to further problems throughout the workforce particularly when other staff consider that the odd one or two are being allowed to get away with it so why shouldn’t they? (read more)
   

The Lowdown on Rest Breaks

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You may have heard about the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision which dealt with a worker’s entitlement to 20 minutes’ rest after six hours’ work. The outcome, in a nutshell, is that employers will no longer be able to defend an alleged failure to allow rest breaks by claiming that the worker had not asked for them. (read more)
   

Implied Resignation But Still Here

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Jane has always been a difficult employee to manage but always comes up with an excuse which has made her employer wary of taking any action so they were delighted when she told them that she would be resigning in a few months as she was going to travel around South America. (read more)
   

Dismissal Following a Driving Ban

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Driving bans are imposed for many reasons but the main reasons are driving under the influence of alcohol, dangerous driving, speeding and disqualification under the totting up rules when an individual receives twelve or more penalty points on their driving licence within a three-year period. (read more)
   

Facing up to Mental Health Issues

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There has been new research published by ACAS which provides guidance on how Managers can handle mental health at work better. (read more)
   

The 2017/18 Statutory Rates

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There will be several increases to statutory rates taking effect from 1st April, 2017. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for employees under the age of 25 and the National Living Wage (NLW) will all be increased (read more)
   

Who really benefits from Work Experience? Part Two

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In part one we looked at how work experience can benefit employers and their work force. In this section we look at it from the work experience student’s point of view. (read more)