How to protect your company against employees stealing information

There are a number of reasons why an employee might send confidential company information which belongs to their employer to their personal email address. More often than not, though, this is done to save evidence for a later tribunal claim or to assist in themselves setting up in business as a competitor. In the case Read more about How to protect your company against employees stealing information[…]

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

Following the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013, tribunals have seen a reduction in cases brought to them. The introduction of the fees caused a debate as people felt it was limiting access to justice. This week, the Supreme Court has ruled that the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees back in 2013 was unlawful and Read more about Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful[…]

Dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace

What employers can and can’t do in terms of dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace can be a grey area. Two recent European rulings provide a bit more clarity when it comes to this area. Based on current case law, applying a dress code policy that imposes a restriction on wearing Read more about Dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace[…]

Changes in Employment Law and Statutory Rates April 2017

April is a month of change in terms of employment law and Statutory Rates As well as the increase in the national minimum wage and the national living wage, the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and increase of the statutory redundancy pay, the following will also change. The rates for statutory family-related pay and sick Read more about Changes in Employment Law and Statutory Rates April 2017[…]

employment law update – March 2017

Here is the employment law update – March 2017 – Holiday pay and statutory rate changes for 6 April 2017 Changes in Compensation Limits from April 2017 The Government has set out the new rates for compensation payments in the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order. The following changes will come into force effective from Read more about employment law update – March 2017[…]

Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube

This week – I presented a webinar on Managing Disciplinaries and uploaded to our up&up YouTube channel. It was my first webinar and apart from the coughing fit near the end it went well.  The feedback from attendees was that it was clear and informative. The webinar is  for non-HR and small business owners with few Read more about Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube[…]

Using HR Consultants and Disclosure – What some employment solicitors are saying

Recently, I have had clients come back to me stating that during seminars with employment solicitors they have been told NOT TO USE HR CONSULTANTS. I was quite taken aback (particularly as I had been hired by that Firm in the past) and sought to understand the reasons why a solicitor might say this. It Read more about Using HR Consultants and Disclosure – What some employment solicitors are saying[…]

Attend this webinar – How to manage disciplinary meetings

Do you have questions about managing a disciplinary process? Suzie Bogle, MD of Breathing Space HR and creator of up&up will be delivering a webinar on managing disciplinary meetings  and the disciplinary process.  Suzie will talk and take questions for an hour. On the 21st February at 10am. Register here   Do you have employees Read more about Attend this webinar – How to manage disciplinary meetings[…]

Myth Busting – Maternity and Redundancy

There are some myths around making employees on maternity leave redundant. This post aims to bring the truth to what employers can do and what they should do in these situations. Some employers believe that employees on maternity leave cannot be made redundant. This is a myth! Yes, pregnant and new mothers are a bit Read more about Myth Busting – Maternity and Redundancy[…]