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Archive: Employment Law

Taking steps to manage mental health at work

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. It can go up and down, or around and around and different scenarios can place us in different places mentally. Laura Kirkpatrick is an Associate in our Employment and HR department and has provided the following advice on how businesses can look to manage mental […]

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Local charity benefits from Mock Employment Tribunal event

Following our annual flagship employment law event, our team with help from Yarm School have donated  £500 to our nominated charity of 2019, Community Campus! A great addition to the year of fundraising we have committed to.

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Data Protection Officers: have you appointed yours?

Even though the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) feels like a dim and distant memory, organisations continue to grapple with data protection principles and how to achieve best practice.

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Tips on how to keep staff focussed on business objectives

As the cold weather draws in and we approach the Christmas break it can be difficult to keep staff motivated to achieve company objectives. Partner and employment law specialist Stephen Elliott explains how communication can help maintain momentum and increase morale.

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How to Calculate Holiday Pay for ‘Part-Year’ Workers

Term-time working is most commonly associated with the education sector, be it in regards to teachers, support staff, caterers, cleaners and so on. Calculating holiday pay for such individuals can often be a challenge for employers, requiring them to adopt a different more complex approach. Helpfully, the case of The Harpur Trust v Brazel has […]

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Correctly Calculating Holiday Pay

Voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay, following the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust. The calculation of holiday pay is governed by two separate legal frameworks, the first is the Working Time Regulations 1998, and the second is the Working Time Directive. We will […]

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Family-friendly rights: What can happen if you get them wrong…

Employees benefit from a number of family-friendly rights, such as the more commonly known maternity leave and its statutory pay, and paternity leave and its statutory pay. But a few years ago, the Government introduced two additional schemes to benefit the working parent. These were shared parental leave (SPL) and statutory shared parental leave pay […]

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Introducing Navigate HR – a key support service for SMEs

Our employment law team have developed a new, comprehensive support package focused on meeting the HR needs of small to medium sized businesses. Introducing Navigate HR.

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Employment law updates to be aware of!

April 2019 brings higher tribunal compensation awards, itemised pay slips, National Minimum Wage increases and more to the world of Employment Law.

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Top 10 Employment Law cases of 2018

As the New Year is pending, here’s a snapshot of the top 10 Employment and HR cases to reflect on from 2018.

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