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Ask the Expert – Increasing a Disciplinary Sanction

I have just heard an employee’s appeal against a warning he was given for an act of misconduct. Frankly, I think he was lucky to get away with just a warning. Nothing he said during the appeal convinced me to overturn the warning, and in fact I think he should […]

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HR Issues – On the Up?

Depending upon what you read at the moment, there could be an upwards movement in the job market and a return to sustained business growth in the near future. However, simultaneously, we are still confronted by daily headlines of cost-cutting, redundancies and restructuring and certainly our experience with calls to […]

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Legal Issues – Employee-Owner Contracts

The latest Government proposal in its shake up of employment law is the intended introduction of employee-owner contracts, which it wants to see introduced from April 2013. The idea is that employers can give employees between £2,000 and £50,000 of shares (which are to be free of capital gains tax […]

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Breakfast Seminar – Employment Law Update Wednesday 31st October 2012, Glasgow

Malmaison, 278 West George Street Glasgow G2 4LL 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:- Social media – or anti-social media? Potential employer liabilities in the virtual world Pensions Update Employment legislation and […]

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Tribunal Tales – Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

A recent case from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified that an employer can rescue the situation even where a manager has reacted over-zealously and inappropriately to an employee’s conduct. The employee was sent a letter suspending him pending an investigation into his alleged non-attendance at work on one […]

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Ask the Expert – Dismissing Employees in a Probationary Period

I have an employee who is nearing the end of their probationary period of three months. Bluntly, he was a mistake and does not fit into my business. I want him out of the business as quickly as possible. Since he is still in his probationary period, can I simply […]

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Breakfast Seminar – Employment Law Update 12th September, Edinburgh

Our thanks to everyone who attended our Employment Law update seminar at the fantastic venue of The Bonham, Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 September. Alan Sutherland (our Head of Employment Law) provided a comprehensive overview of Social Media, including a number of interesting employment tribunal cases from the last few months. […]

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Employment Law Update – Borders Seminar Tuesday 18th September 2012, Melrose

The Townhouse Hotel, Market Square Melrose TD6 9PQ Timings 6.00pm Buffet & Refreshments 6.30pm Presentation 7.30pm Questions 7.45pm Networking Content The seminar will look at the following issues:- Social media – or anti-social media? Potential employer liabilities in the virtual world Pensions Update Employment legislation and case law update Competition […]

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Breakfast Seminar – Employment Law Update 12th September 2012, Edinburgh

The Bonham Hotel, 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh 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:- Social media – or anti-social media? Potential employer liabilities in the virtual world Pensions Update Employment legislation and case […]

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Ask the Expert – Sick Pay During Notice

One of my employees has been off on long-term sickness absence. It’s been too long, and I want to dismiss him. He’s exhausted his contractual sick pay entitlement and now receives statutory sick pay only. Assuming he remains off sick, what do I need to pay him during his notice […]

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9th August 2012