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Navigator News – I’m a Survivor

In redundancy situations, there is one group of people who are easily forgotten – the ones who are left. These, you might think, are the lucky ones. In many ways they are, because they have proved their ability and worth by being retained. However, for many employees, selection processes and […]

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Legal Issues – Falling Ill on Holiday

Our monthly look at employment law changes and developments The European Court of Justice has already held in 2009 that an employee who was unable to take his scheduled annual leave (because he had had an accident) was entitled to re-take his holiday at another time. The rationale for this […]

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Tribunal Tales – Double Jeopardy

This case arose out of the tragic events surrounding Baby P. Following his death, the Council social worker responsible for his care was assured by Sharon Shoesmith that she would not be losing her job as a result. Both the social worker and her supervisor were taken through a disciplinary […]

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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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12th April 2012