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Absenteeism

  • Absence management
  • Attendance

ACAS Code of Practice

  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Dismissal
  • Dismissal procedures
  • Grievances
  • Mediation

Appraisals

  • Management of
  • Procedure

Apprentices

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  • Employment rights

Brexit

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  • Effect on UK legislation

Bribery

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Childcare

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Consultation

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Contracts

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  • Breach of contract
  • Confidentiality
  • Continuity
  • Contracts
  • Contract terms
  • Deductions
  • Demotion
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  • Frustration
  • Garden leave
  • Holidays
  • Implied/express duties
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  • Intellectual property
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  • Mobility/relocation
  • Notice periods
  • Pay and conditions
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  • Restrictive covenants
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  • Termination
  • Varying contracts
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  • Written statement
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  • Zero hours

Court claims

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Data protection

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  • Miscellaneous
  • Monitoring
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  • Records
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Disciplinary matters

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  • Demotion
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  • Disciplinary and dismissal procedures
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Dismissal
  • Gross misconduct
  • Miscellaneous
  • Right to be accompanied
  • Suspension
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Verbal warnings
  • Written warnings

Discrimination

  • Age discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Caste
  • Detrimental treatment
  • Disability discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Equal opportunities
  • Equal pay
  • Harassment
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Miscellaneous
  • Race discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual orientation
  • Victimisation

Dismissal

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  • Appeals
  • Automatically unfair
  • Compensation
  • Compromise agreements
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Dismissal
  • Dismissal letter
  • Dismissal procedures
  • Gross misconduct
  • Length of service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Notice
  • Reasons for dismissal
  • Resignation
  • Settlement agreements
  • Some other substantial reason
  • Termination date
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Warnings
  • Written reasons

Dispute resolution

  • Mediation/conciliation
  • Miscellaneous

Employment status

  • Agency workers
  • Casual workers
  • Directors
  • Employment status
  • IR35
  • Length of service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Self-employed
  • Self-employed workers
  • Status
  • Temporary workers
  • Trainee
  • Volunteers
  • Worker

Employment tribunals

  • Costs
  • Reinstatement/re-engagement
  • Settlements
  • Tribunal awards
  • Tribunal fees
  • Tribunal procedure
  • Tribunals

Flexible working

  • Family friendly rights
  • Flexible working
  • Flexible working requests
  • Homeworking
  • Miscellaneous
  • Part-time working

Grievances

  • Grievance meetings
  • Grievance procedures
  • Grievances
  • Miscellaneous
  • Modified grievance procedure
  • Staff grievances

Health and safety

  • Accidents
  • Children and young persons
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Director's liability
  • Employers' liability
  • First aid
  • Insurance
  • Minimum space requirements
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational health
  • PPE
  • Staff welfare
  • Stress
  • Water safety
  • Working conditions

HR

  • Conflict management
  • Employee engagement
  • Organisational design
  • PESTEL analysis
  • Record keeping
  • Resourcing
  • Restructuring
  • Succession planning
  • Targets

Insolvency

  • Employee rights
  • Statutory pay

Lay-off and short time working

  • Rights generally
  • Right to payment

Maternity

  • Additional maternity leave
  • Ante-natal
  • Dismissal
  • Maternity
  • Maternity leave
  • Maternity pay
  • Maternity rights
  • Miscellaneous
  • Ordinary maternity leave
  • Risk assessment
  • Sickness absence
  • SMP
  • Statutory maternity pay

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous

Misconduct

  • Disciplinary action
  • Disciplinary warnings
  • Dismissal
  • Dismissal and disciplinary procedures
  • Final warning
  • Gross misconduct
  • Miscellaneous
  • Misconduct
  • Suspension
  • Unfair dismissal

New legislation

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  • Dismissal
  • News
  • Proposals

News

  • Absence management
  • Brexit
  • Children
  • Contracts
  • Data protection
  • Dismissal and disciplinary matters
  • Employment tribunals
  • Flexible working
  • Grievances
  • Holidays
  • HR/personnel management
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  • Legislation
  • Maternity, paternity, parental rights
  • News
  • Part-time working
  • Pay and conditions
  • Recruitment
  • Status
  • Working time

Notice

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Part-time working

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  • Flexible working
  • Homeworking
  • Job sharing
  • Miscellaneous
  • Part-timers
  • Part-timers rights
  • Part-time working

Pay and conditions

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  • Benefits
  • Bonuses
  • Commission
  • Company cars
  • Deductions
  • Employment particulars
  • Equal pay
  • Expenses
  • Flexible benefits
  • Minimum wage
  • Miscellaneous
  • Overtime
  • Pay
  • Pay and conditions
  • Pay rises
  • Payslips
  • Pensions
  • Promotion
  • Working conditions

Payroll

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Pensions

  • Auto enrolment

Performance/capability

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  • Capability procedure
  • Poor performance

Personnel management

  • Debt counselling
  • Engagement surveys
  • Miscellaneous
  • Onboarding
  • Personnel management
  • Social networking

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  • Application forms
  • Apprentices
  • Children and young persons
  • Criminal records
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  • Data protection
  • Discrimination
  • Immigration checks
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  • Job descriptions
  • Miscellaneous
  • Offer letters
  • Older workers
  • Person specifications
  • Pre-employment questionnaires
  • Recruitment
  • References
  • Rejection letters
  • Right to work
  • Selection interviews
  • Without prejudice
  • Work permits

Redundancy

  • Alternative working
  • Consultation
  • Cutting costs
  • Guaranteed pay
  • Last in first out
  • Lay off
  • Maternity leave
  • Miscellaneous
  • Payroll savings
  • Redundancy
  • Redundancy pay
  • Redundancy policy
  • Redundancy selection
  • Selection criteria
  • Short-time working
  • Trial period

Resignations

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  • Reason for

Retirement

  • Age discrimination
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  • Older workers
  • Retirement
  • Retirement age
  • Retirement appeal
  • Retirement date
  • Retirement policy
  • Retirement procedure

Sickness absence

  • Absence rates
  • Absenteeism
  • Attendance
  • Back to work interviews
  • Dismissal
  • Fit for work scheme
  • Fit notes
  • Medical records
  • Miscellaneous
  • Redundancy
  • Return to work interviews
  • Sickness absence
  • Sick pay
  • SSP
  • Statutory sick pay

Staff handbooks

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Appraisals
  • Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Company cars
  • Company property
  • Compassionate leave
  • Data protection
  • Dependant's leave
  • Dress codes
  • Driving
  • Drug abuse
  • Electronic communications
  • E-mail policy
  • Equal opportunities
  • Expenses
  • Flexible working
  • Garden leave
  • Harassment
  • Health and safety
  • Holiday policy
  • Homeworking
  • Induction
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption
  • Medical examinations
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mobile phones
  • Mobility policy
  • Moonlighting
  • Office romances
  • Policies
  • Relocation policy
  • Right to search
  • Sabbaticals
  • Sickness absence
  • Smoking
  • Social media
  • Staff handbooks
  • Stress at work
  • Sunday working
  • Uniforms
  • Weather disruption
  • Working abroad

Staff motivation

  • Motivation
  • Personnel management

Statutory rates

  • Annual rates
  • Compensation rates

Tax/NI

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  • Employment allowance
  • Miscellaneous
  • NICs
  • PAYE
  • Payroll
  • Tax deductions
  • Tax/NI
  • Termination payments

Termination of employment

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  • Termination payments

Time off

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  • Dependant's leave
  • Jury service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Public duties
  • Time off work
  • Union duties

Trade unions

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  • Central arbitration committee
  • Collective agreements
  • Collective bargaining
  • Industrial action
  • Miscellaneous
  • Recognition
  • Trade union membership
  • Trade unions

Training

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  • Apprenticeships
  • Funding
  • Miscellaneous
  • Time off for training
  • Training
  • Training costs

TUPE

  • Business transfers
  • Miscellaneous
  • TUPE transfers

Vicarious liability

  • Data breaches

Whistleblowing

  • Whistleblowing

Work and parents

  • Adoption rights
  • Bereavement leave
  • Childcare
  • Dependant's leave
  • Domestic emergencies
  • Family emergencies
  • Family friendly rights
  • Flexible working
  • Homeworking
  • Job sharing
  • Maternity rights
  • Miscellaneous
  • Parental leave
  • Paternity rights

Working time

  • 48 hour week
  • Annual leave
  • Bank holidays
  • Children and young workers
  • Compensatory rest
  • Holidays
  • Miscellaneous
  • Night working
  • Opt-out
  • Rest periods
  • Status
  • Working hours
  • Working time
  • Working time directive
  • Working time regulations

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In the most recent issue you'll find advice on...


Year 3 - issue 5 - 25.09.2019

CONTRACTS

Electronic signatures are legally valid

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures are valid and can be used to execute employment contracts, etc. What’s this mean in practice?

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

Offending words can be severed from restrictive covenants

In the first restrictive covenants case to reach the Supreme Court for over 100 years, it has held that any unreasonably wide words can be severed from the remaining, reasonable parts of a covenant. Can you now start to worry a bit less about your drafting?

CONTRACTS

Are pay secrecy clauses legal?

To prevent your employees discussing their pay and conditions with each other, you need a pay secrecy clause in your employment contracts. But to what extent is such a clause legally enforceable if an employee breaches it?

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

Negotiating settlement agreements

Settlement agreements are a useful means of ending an employment relationship on agreed terms and avoiding an employment tribunal claim. What are the main issues to consider when drafting and negotiating such an agreement?

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Effective management of performance

Staff numbers are growing but you’re finding it increasingly difficult to get them to focus on the core business objectives, resulting in time lost on peripheral activities. Could performance management get them back on track?

EMPLOYMENT LAW REFORM

What’s ahead for employment law?

The government has now launched a further three consultation exercises covering various diverse employment matters. What specific matters is it consulting on and what are its proposals for employment law reform?

HOLIDAYS

Holiday pay calculation for part-year workers confirmed

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s ruling that holiday pay for part-year workers isn’t subject to a pro rata reduction. What should you do now?

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Changes to off-payroll working rules to go ahead as planned

The government has now confirmed that the private sector reforms to the off-payroll working rules are still to happen from 6 April 2020.What’s the latest?

TUPE

TUPE - who and what automatically transfers?

TUPE applies to a “relevant transfer”, which can either be a service provision change or a business transfer. Where TUPE applies it’s important to know which people, rights and liabilities do or don’t transfer. What’s the answer?

PENSIONS

New re-enrolment tool launched

RECRUITMENT

Criminal records reform to help ex-offenders

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