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Friday, 14 June 2019 09:41

A Year On From GDPR… What Have We Learnt?

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Since the introduction of the new European law a year ago - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), employers now broach the topic of data differently.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK.  And with one in four people suffering from anxiety, depression or stress, it’s a wonder we need to raise awareness – you’d think that everyone knows.  But they don’t, or people know it’s ‘a thing’ but don’t understand it.
You may have realised that social media is powerless without content, so your attention has now turned to blogging. Blogging pays off when done correctly.
You may have realised that social media is powerless without content so your attention has now turned to blogging. But how can you find what to blog about? Blogging pays off when done correctly and by correctly I mean to write what people want to read and secondly to write it in a way that will boost your visibility in Google. It’s also imperative to plan well to be effective at blogging. But even the best writers can tell you that they have writers’ block now and again.
The employment tribunal decision in the case of Fitz v Holland and Barrett 2019 gives employers some guidance on such matters.
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:57

Employment Tribunals Up 23%

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Since the UK Supreme Court abolished tribunal fees in July 2017 employment tribunal (ET) claims have continued to increase quarter on quarter. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) have recently published the latest figures for the quarter October 2018 to December 2018. There has been an increase of 23% (9,811) of single ET claims when compared with the previous year’s quarter (2017).
In the 2018 Autumn Budget, the government announced that it will provide a business rates retail discount scheme for occupied retail properties - have you checked to see you got it?
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:55

Uplift in Redundancy Pay limits April 2019

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As April fast approaches, employers should make sure they are ready to implement the increases to the calculation of redundancy payments, as well as some other important statutory changes which will come into effect next month.
As a public speaker on PTSD, this is one of the questions I’m asked. The other questions I’m asked are what makes me an expert?
An employer can only employ an individual who has permission to live and work in the UK. British citizens are exempt from immigration control and can automatically settle and work in the UK.
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