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Q&A - English language: a new code Publication date: 22.09.2016
Article database » Miscellaneous » Miscellaneous
Q&A - English language: a new code..Q. We understand that there is a new Code of Practice relating to the English language. Can you explain what this is exactly and which employers it applies to? A. You are referring to the new Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers (see The next step ). It’s been issued...
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Sympathy letter to employee’s next of kin Publication date: 09.10.2015
Article database » Miscellaneous » Miscellaneous
You’ve been notified of an employee’s death and now need to liaise with their next of kin over final payments. However, you don’t want to appear insensitive at this difficult time. So what’s the answer?
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A job for the (new) government Publication date: 01.05.2015
Article database » Miscellaneous » Miscellaneous
A job for the (new) government..A new law. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 , which became law on 26 March 2015 , contains a number of employment provisions, including changes to zero-hours contracts, whistleblowing, the national minimum wage and the introduction of mandatory gender pay reporting. You’re probably wondering why...
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Q&A - apprentice fails to attend college Publication date: 29.01.2014
Article database » Dismissal » Gross misconduct
Q&A - apprentice fails to attend college.. Q. Where do we stand if an apprentice who is required to routinely attend college doesn’t show up for that training? A. Although an apprentice is an employee, the primary purpose of their employment contract is training. Because of this most apprentices will be required to attend college (or another training...
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eBaying their stuff in your time Publication date: 29.11.2013
Article database » Staff handbooks » E-mail policy
It has come to your attention that one of your employees is selling numerous items on eBay. Trouble is, they’re constantly checking their eBay account for bids and queries during working time. How can you stop this?
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ACAS: be aware of imitations! Publication date: 26.06.2013
Article database » Training » Accredited training
ACAS: be aware of imitations!.. The real deal. ACAS is warning that it’s aware of a number of organisations which have recently contacted employers on the premise that they are either part of ACAS or are acting on its behalf. They typically offer free initial advice on a range of workplace subjects but then ask people to sign up to a long-term - and...
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When can you covertly monitor telephone calls? Publication date: 11.06.2013
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
You’re concerned that some employees may not be handling customers’ telephone calls properly. To establish the facts, you’re thinking about secretly recording those conversations. Is this legal or a complete no-no?
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Legal Aid slashed for employment-related claims Publication date: 09.04.2013
Article database » Miscellaneous » Miscellaneous
On April 1 2013, the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force. Amongst other things, it removed most employment-related matters from the scope of Legal Aid. Is this as good as it sounds?
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Career breaks: what must you always do? Publication date: 26.03.2013
Article database » Time off » Miscellaneous
Employees have no statutory right to take a career break - it’s a matter of agreement between them and their employer. But, as a recent ruling shows, you should always do two things to protect yourself. What are they?
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Is their overtime costing you money? Publication date: 07.02.2013
Article database » Miscellaneous » Miscellaneous
Is their overtime costing you money?.. Would the last one out... According to research conducted by energy giant E.ON, the average employee at a small or medium-sized firm works overtime three days per week. However, it also claims that this practice might actually end up costing their employers money. The reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, many...
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