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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Spring Series 2020 – Employment Law Updates

The dates have been released for our Spring Series of seminars for this year. This time we’ll be looking at: Redundancy – what you need to know What exactly is a redundancy? How to carry redundancies out fairly Tricky areas Entitlements on redundancy Collective consultation Employment legislation and case law […]

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HR Issues – Recognising and Preventing Conflict at Work

The issue of bullying and harassment in the workplace has entered increasingly into the public eye in recent years, perhaps catalysed by various harassment scandals and the #MeToo movement. However, despite the topic becoming increasingly high-profile, CIPD research has suggested that bullying and harassment are not receiving the deserved attention […]

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Health & Safety – The ‘top 10’ prosecutions of 2019

During 2018 and 2019, total fines for health and safety offences prosecuted by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Scotland) and the HSE (England and Wales) equated to £54.5m, although this was down 25% on the £72.6m for the 2017 / 2018 reporting period. The ‘top 10’ health and […]

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Legal Issues – AWOL

One of issues that we’re often asked to advise on, is what to do when an employee goes Absent Without Leave ( AWOL). An employee may just go off the radar, might be absent but not responding to phone, email or text messages and may not be keeping in touch […]

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Ask the Expert – Occupational Health Referrals

We are frequently asked by employers about occupational health referrals for employees. The questions we receive generally revolve around what should be included in a referral; when should it be done; and what if an employee refuses to consent to such a referral taking place. In this  ‘Ask the Expert’  […]

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