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The World Cup kicks off tomorrow. Who will you be supporting? In most work places up and down the country, there will be people who are very interested and following as closely as they can and other people whose only interest will be in when it’s all over (15th July for those counting down the...
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We are regularly asked to advise on issues arising as a result of employees’ use of social media and instant messaging services. This month’s article outlines some of the key considerations that employers should be thinking about. We have a half day training seminar on this very topic coming up on 22nd May. Retained clients should...
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The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 means that organisations are looking at how they will comply with the Regulations. One of the questions we are being asked is how long employers are required to keep employee records.  Neither the Data Protection Act nor GDPR specifies time limits for...
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Welcome to the first Mark’s Monthly of 2018. In this article, I’m going to highlight some things to take note of in the New Year. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) The Regulations are being introduced to provide individuals with greater control over how their information is handled by organisations. There is lots for organisations to...
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With just a couple of weeks of work left until Christmas, attention is turning to the Christmas party in workplaces up and down the country. Without wanting to dampen the party mood, it would be useful to take a few minutes to consider some matters that may cause an employer difficulty and think about steps...
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It has been hard to escape on the news recently that there have been lots of troubling stories coming to light about abuse of power. We’ve had stories of sexual harassment and assault coming out of Hollywood and recently stories have been emerging of abuses of power in Westminster. It has recently been announced that...
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Everyone falls ill from time to time and employers should understand that there will be occasions when employees are off work due to sickness. However, a good attendance record from employees is essential to the smooth running of any organisation. When employees are absent on sick leave, this is not only a difficulty for the...
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We’re looking for a PA / admin assistant to support our team of three employment lawyers. This is a brand new role so would suit someone with experience who would relish the opportunity to implement and maintain office procedures. The role is part time (up to 20 hours per week) with rate of pay negotiable...
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Those of you with social media profiles will most likely have seen lots of photographs of children in their new school uniforms posted by friends and family over the last few days. No doubt many parents took a day or half day off work this week to take a child to their first day at...
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Most contracts of employment contain probationary period clauses. It is common for contracts to contain a provision that the first three or six months in employment is considered to be a probationary period. If the employee proves satisfactory during the probationary period, the employment is confirmed. If there is still some doubt at the end...
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