Benefits of Total Reward Statements

This is the time of year when many salaries and benefits packages are being reviewed. We often find that employees simply look at their salary/pay rate and sometimes underestimate the value of their entire reward package.

Mobile Phones and Driving

Today it’s easy to assume that everybody knows that it is an offence to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving, but it appears not.

Weekly Rest Periods

In 2017 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that a weekly rest period (day off) does not have to take place on the seventh day after working for six days straight. It ruled instead that it can happen at any point over

The Question Over Gagging Orders

Non-Disclosure agreements, also known as “gagging orders” or “hush agreements” are agreements between Companies and employees to prevent current or ex staff from making certain information public.

Reasonable Adjustments for Disability

In December 2018 the following case was brought to the EAT (Employment Appeals Tribunal): Mrs M Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom: UKEAT/0150/18/JOJ, 7 December 2018. The employee, Mrs Linsley, suffers from ulcerative colitis, which is identified as a disability.

Labour Pledge £10 Minimum Wage for All Ages

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that if the Labour Party gain power, they will scrap the “youth rate” minimum wage so that employees of all ages will be paid a minimum of £10 per hour.

Menopause in the Workplace

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) recently surveyed 1,409 women between 45 and 55 and 60% of them said that their felt that their work was negatively impacted by the menopause.

Your Questions Answered

Q: We are planning to start a redundancy consultation process during May 2019 but two of the employees who are at risk of redundancy are currently on maternity leave. Do we have to include them in the consultation process?

Ten Top Tips when Considering Allowing Homeworking

We are increasingly being asked for advice on allowing employees to work more flexibly by working from home. At Crispin Rhodes, the whole team work at least one day per week from home – it provides better work-life balance, reduces stress levels, reduces commuting time and costs and there is no question, we all find we get more work done at home without any distractions!

What’s happened to the Jacket and Tie?

Many of us wore uniforms to school from a very young age, so having a dress code as an adult isn’t necessarily a new concept; however, changing times are seeing more Organisations and sectors becoming progressive and moving away from formal business wear.

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