August 2022 – Holidays for Term-Time Only and Zero Hours Workers

Employment Update for Small Businesses August 2022 Dear Subscriber You may have seen in the news recently that the Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment relating to holiday pay for people who only work during term-time (or who have other arrangements whereby they do not work for some of the year).  The judgment…

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July 2022 – Pro Rata Holiday Entitlement for Part-Timers

Employment Update for Small Businesses July 2022 Dear Subscriber As we approach holiday season, we thought it would be a good idea to provide you with some comprehensive advice about how to work out holiday entitlements for part-time staff. It can be quite complicated and difficult to get your head around, so I have tried…

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June 2022 – Banter or Discrimination?

  Employment Update for Small Businesses June 2022 Dear Subscriber Is it just me or are people much quicker to take offence than they used to be?  If so, is it the fault of social media or reality TV, or maybe people feel more confident to speak out than before? I really don’t know, but…

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May 2022 – The Importance of Treating Employees “Fairly”

Employment Update for Small Businesses May 2022 Dear Subscriber We have had a quiet month in terms of employment law news, so this newsletter provides a useful reminder of the need to act reasonably and to treat employees fairly in the course of their employment. It’s not just a moral issue, it can have significant legal…

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April 2022 – Discrimination Claims and Injury to Feelings Compensation

Employment Update for Small Businesses April 2022 Dear Subscriber This month we look at the law on discrimination and in particular the compensation that can be made in successful discrimination claims for “injury to feelings”. Please contact me if you would like to find out a bit more about any of the subjects raised in…

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March 2022 – End of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Employment Update for Small Businesses March 2022 Dear Subscriber Thanks to the marvels of technology, this newsletter should come out to you automatically while I am enjoying a bit of skiing in the French alps! I am back on Monday if you have any follow up queries, however.  This month we report on the end…

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February 2022 – Absence Management & New Statutory Rates

  Employment Update for Small Businesses February 2022 Dear Subscriber We have seen a big rise in absence issues recently. In part, this is linked to employees being required to return to working in the workplace after lengthy periods of home working due to the pandemic. A lot of employees are struggling to readjust. So…

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January 2022 – Extra Bank Holiday

  Employment Update for Small Businesses January 2022 Dear Subscriber Happy New Year! In our first newsletter of 2022 we cover the extra bank holiday which marks the Queen’s platinum jubilee and what this means for staff. Please contact me if you would like to find out a bit more about any of the subjects…

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December 2021 – HR Preparations for Christmas and the New Year

  Employment Update for Small Businesses December 2021 Dear Subscriber There is not much to report in the world of employment law as the year end approaches. So instead, we share a few thoughts on issues to consider from an HR perspective as we head towards the festive season. Also, we have news of a…

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November 2021 – Attracting and retaining staff

  Employment Update for Small Businesses November 2021 Dear Subscriber Many of our clients are struggling to recruit enough staff at present. This is a particular concern in the care sector. Salaries are going up and the National Minimum Wage is set to increase considerably next year, and many employers struggle to compete on pay.…

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