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Apr
01
2020

Take a deep breath! Managing stress in the workplace

April 2020 is Stress Awareness Month. Employers should pay attention to how they can best look out for their employees in the workplace particularly during these times of global crisis..

Apr
01
2020

Caution and Integrity when Furloughing Employees

The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is timely and vital. Without the ability to place employees on furlough leave with government supported wages, hundreds of thousands more jobs and businesses..

Mar
19
2020

Does the zero in 50 stand for zero hours?

A recent analysis of figures produced by the Office of National Statistics shows that there has been a significant increase in the number of 50 plus year olds who are..

Jan
28
2020

Reduced percentage for requesting an information and consultation agreement in the workplace

In 2005, The European Parliament and Council Directive 2002/14/EC was transposed into UK law, setting out a framework for implementing information and consultation agreements with employees if validly requested (the..

Jan
24
2020

Paid Parental Bereavement Leave

Following our previous blog on the consultation for parental bereavement leave, yesterday the Government laid down the new regulations before Parliament which will come into force on 6 April 2020...

Nov
22
2019

Automatic unfair dismissal due to trade union activities, despite no anti-union prejudice by employer: a warning for employers

In the recent case of Cadent Gas Ltd v Singh the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a tribunal decision that an employee was automatically unfairly dismissed because of his..

Nov
15
2019

Royal Mail Christmas strike prevented

This week, Royal Mail won a High Court injunction against what would have been the first national postal strike for a decade, by up to 110,000 workers and scheduled to..

Oct
11
2019

Striking a Balance – Activism and the Workplace

In the wake of September’s Global Climate Strike, protests previously confined to the personal sphere are now spilling over onto the streets and taking place during the working day...

Sep
06
2019

Unlocking productivity through employee engagement

According to a recent survey conducted by State of the Global Workplace, organisations with high scores for employee engagement showed just over 20% higher levels of profitability compared to those..

Jun
13
2019

Breaking News: Court of Appeal overturns EAT decision on trade union inducement!

In December 2017 we blogged on the case of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others. ..



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