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Tribunal Tale – Monitoring employee activity

In January 2016 we issued an update in relation to a Mr Bărbulescu, whose case involved him being monitored by his employer. The initial decision, made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), was that his employer had committed no wrongdoing. However, that decision has now been appealed. As […]

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Navigator News – New Head of HR Projects

We are delighted to announce that Stephanie Harper will be joining Navigator as Head of HR Projects early next week. Stephanie arrives with a wealth of HR project experience and we know that she is ideally placed to provide something new and exciting to and for our wider client group. […]

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Navigator News – Arrivederci

I am writing to let you know that Wendy Meiklejohn will soon be leaving Navigator to spend more time with her family. Before anyone recognises that line as something which normally precedes a politicians early retirement for questionable reasons, I should state that this move is for very commendable reasons. […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Employment Law Updates

For our autumn series of seminars this year we will be looking at the topic of employment status, discussing the legal tests to establish employment status; the difference between employees, workers and self-employed people; specific examples by reference to case law; what this means for your organisation and what the […]

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Legal Issues – Suspension

The question of whether to suspend an employee suspected of wrongdoing is a common one, but it can be difficult to know if doing so is the right decision. This update reviews the topic of suspension and highlights some issues that employers can consider when faced with such a question. […]

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Health & Safety – Construction site death

In January 2015 John Philbin, 83, died on the construction site of the Chapel Level residential development after falling into a flooded excavation. The construction site was closed for the holidays at the time. Mr Philbin had been reported as missing and a police search ensued, he was found the […]

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Ask the Expert – Young workers

Question: “I run a restaurant and am currently recruiting new employees. I have received applications from candidates aged 16 and 17 and I’m considering taking them on, but I’m unsure whether I should apply different rules to them or just treat them like everyone else.” Answer: As contradictory as it […]

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Tribunal Tale – Holiday pay and voluntary overtime

Holiday pay has once again reared its head at tribunal. Long-time readers of our updates will recall that towards the end of 2016 we reported on a case involving Dudley Metropolitan Council, in which the Employment Tribunal (ET) stated that voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Glasgow – Employment Law Update

Wednesday 6th September 2017 Blythswood Square 11 Blythswood Square Glasgow Timings 8.00am  Registration & Breakfast 8.30am  Presentation 9.30am  Questions 9.45am  Coffee & Networking 10.30am Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues: Employment status explained. What are the legal tests to establish employment law status? The difference between […]

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Autumn Series 2017 – Aberdeen – Employment Law Update

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Skene House Rosemount Suites 96 Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen AB25 1NX Timings 12.00pm Registration & Lunch 12.30pm Presentation 1.30pm  Questions 1.45pm  Coffee & Networking 2.30pm  Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues: Employment status explained. What are the legal tests to establish employment law […]

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28th July 2017