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The New Settlement Agreements - All You Need to Know

Publication date: 05.08.2019 • UPDATED •

The New Settlement Agreements - All You Need to Know

This Special Report will help you deal with thorny employment issues in a way that best suits your business. It will show you how to use settlement agreements to effectively kill off a tribunal claim, allowing you to carry on without fear of costly litigation. You will see how to dismiss employees in a swift and painless way, learn how to approach settlement negotiations and discussions and be clear on what to include in the agreement.

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Workplace Monitoring - Your Rights as an Employer

Publication date: 25.03.2019

Workplace Monitoring - Your Rights as an Employer

Have you ever wondered what your legal rights are when it comes to monitoring employees in the workplace? For example, suppose that you want to install CCTV to investigate an allegation of serious misconduct or check employees' e-mail messages when they are off sick. This Special Report covers everything you need to know in this tricky area so you won't find yourself on the wrong side of the law.  

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Workplace Stress and Mental Health

Publication date: 15.03.2019

Workplace Stress and Mental Health

This Special Report takes you through the most effective ways to limit your liability and deals with the three core issues for employers: how to prevent workplace stress; how to effectively manage mental health conditions at work when they do arise; and if an employee's mental health problems become unmanageable, how to dismiss them fairly.

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Recruitment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Publication date: 14.01.2019

Recruitment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Hiring staff is a notoriously tricky business. Not only could you end up with an unsuitable candidate, but you're at risk of discrimination and other claims. This Special Report takes away the risk. In clear, unambiguous language it shows where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them. It has a section devoted to the safe employment of migrant workers.

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Shared Parental Leave

Publication date: 19.11.2018

Shared Parental Leave

A new system of shared parental leave and shared parental pay became available to eligible employees where a child was born on or after 5 April 2015. An estimated 285,000 working couples are eligible for shared parental leave so the implications for employers like you are potentially huge. To make the task even more challenging the legislation is difficult to follow. This Special Report will guide you seemlessly through the rules making sure the correct procedures are followed with minimal disruption to your business.

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Managing Pregnant Workers

Publication date: 29.10.2018

Managing Pregnant Workers

Women are not only protected extensively during pregnancy, but also whilst on maternity leave and following their return to work. Make a mistake and you could face an expensive sex discrimination claim. To help you stay on the right side of the law, we've created a Special Report that answers all your questions. It explains all your legal obligations and includes sections on sickness absence, health and safety, flexible working requests, disciplinary action and redundancy. 

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Workplace Electronic Communications - How to Manage the Risks

Publication date: 22.10.2018

Workplace Electronic Communications - How to Manage the Risks

Practically every business uses electronic communications of some description - e-mail, instant messaging, e-commerce etc. But along with the benefits come a load of risks. This Special Report explains what those risks are and offers invaluable tips on how to manage them. It shows how to deal with tricky issues such as staff access to the Internet, social networking and safe use of e-mail.

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A Practical Guide to Using Fit Notes

Publication date: 11.10.2018

A Practical Guide to Using Fit Notes

Each year, over 180 million working days are lost through sickness absence, which costs businesses in excess of £17 billion. To ease the burden on employers, the government introduced the "fit note" system. This Special Report contains everything you need to know about the fit note regime and has been fully updated to reflect changes resulting from the Equality Act 2010.

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The Bribery Act 2010 - Reducing the Impact on Your Business

Publication date: 01.10.2018

The Bribery Act 2010 - Reducing the Impact on Your Business

The Bribery Act 2010  introduced four main criminal offences. A business can only withstand prosecution if it has "adequate procedures" in place designed to prevent bribery and can show that they are rigidly followed. Everything you need to know is contained in this Special Report.

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Flexible Working

Publication date: 27.09.2018

Flexible Working

All employees have the right to request flexible working after 26 weeks' service. This Special Report helps you deal with flexible working requests swiftly and efficiently.

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Safe Employment Contracts

Publication date: 06.07.2018

Safe Employment Contracts

The employment contract underpins the entire employment relationship - so it's vital that you get everything in the contract that will protect your position and offer your business maximum flexibility. This Special Report shows you how to put together just such a contract in a legally safe way

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Difficult and Embarrassing Employment Situations

Publication date: 29.06.2018

Difficult and Embarrassing Employment Situations

Employees create many tricky problems and, sometimes, the managers who have to deal with them may find a particular situation difficult or embarrassing. This Special Report explains how to tackle a range of awkward topics such as bullying, staff refusing to work together, office romances, alcohol and drug abuse, inappropriate dress, odour problems and even the death of a colleague.

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Managing Part-Time Workers

Publication date: 25.06.2018

Managing Part-Time Workers

There are currently 7.8 million part-time workers in the UK who make up at least 25% of the entire workforce. The Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 provide that they must not be treated any less favourably because of their employment status. This Special Report answers the most common questions employers ask about part-time working arrangements and tells you how to protect your business.

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The Equality Act 2010 - How to Avoid Discrimination Claims

Publication date: 18.06.2018

The Equality Act 2010 - How to Avoid Discrimination Claims

On October 1 2010, the Equality Act 2010 cameinto force bringing with it sweeping changes to existing discrimination legislation. It represents the biggest shake-up to employment law for many years and employers need to get to grips with it fast. Not only does it consolidate and harmonise nine existing statutes, it introduces many new provisions. Everything you need to know about this important piece of legislation is contained in this Special Report. It's written in our usual jargon-free and easy-to-follow question and answer format. Plus, it comes with a number of ready-to use policies and documents.  

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Last updated: 20.08.2019
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