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Ask the Expert – Withdrawing a Job Offer

I offered someone a position in my business which she accepted. She promptly resigned her previous job, but now I need to withdraw the offer due to unforeseen circumstances. What are the implications here? If she has accepted the offer, then a contract has been formed (unless there were any […]

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Tribunal Tales – To Pay or Not to Pay?

Mr Knowles was employed as an energy purchasing manager with Kent County Council. In January 2011, the Council received information from the police that he had been acting fraudulently in the course of his work for the Council and had been misappropriating money. Mr Knowles was arrested at work on […]

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Legal Issues – Employment Law Changes Announced in the Queen’s Speech

Our monthly look at employment law changes and developments A number of prospective employment law changes were announced in the Queen’s Speech last week. Firstly, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will when enacted make changes in the area of the employment tribunal system and dispute resolution generally. Many of […]

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Ask the Expert – Without Prejudice Discussions

I am considering having a without prejudice discussion with one of my underperforming employees to see if she is willing to leave my business for an agreed sum of money. Do you see any issues with this? The first thing to realise is that the purpose of the without prejudice […]

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Navigator News – Pay Problems

Setting pay is not easy, especially if you are a small organisation with limited resources or if you have years of negotiations and ad hoc salary placing to disentangle. Many organisations now set pay levels by assessing the value of roles internally (using a job evaluation system), conducting external benchmarking […]

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HR Issues – You’re Fired/Hired

You’re fired/hired! The new season of the Apprentice is well under way on BBC1.  It is compelling viewing whether you agree with the recruitment and exit strategies on display or not. For anyone who is not familiar with the format of the programme: a huge number of applicants (for a […]

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Breakfast Seminar – Employment Law Update Wednesday 9th May 2012, Glasgow

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:- Service provision changes – when does the TUPE legislation apply? Pensions auto-enrolment – what are the implications for your business? […]

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Ask the Expert – Public Holidays

My employees are saying they are entitled to the public holidays coming up, including the Diamond Jubilee day on 5 June 2012, and won’t be working those days. Is this correct? The straightforward answer to this is to look in the contract of employment. Contrary to common perception, there is […]

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Event – Breakfast Seminar, 29th March 2012

Navigator Seminar Thank you to everyone who attended our Employment Law update seminar at the Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh on 29 March. We very much enjoyed catching up with existing clients and meeting others for the first time. We will contact all attendees by e-mail next week to announce the […]

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Ask the Expert – Business is Really Slow at the Moment…

Business is really slow at the moment and I would like to lay a couple of my employees off for a while or put them on short-time work – how does this work? Firstly, you need to ensure that your contract with those employees gives you the power to do […]

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21st March 2012