EMPLOYER GUIDES

Guide on responding to allegations of criminal acts by your employee

Guide on responding to allegations of criminal acts by your employee

David has acted for a number of employers dealing with complaints about alleged actions by their employee which if proven would amount to criminal acts.

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Guide to dealing with harassment in the workplace

Guide to dealing with harassment in the workplace

Guide to dealing with harassment in the workplace

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Guide to diarising expiry of probation, notice and eligibility for unfair dismissal

Guide to diarising expiry of probation, notice and eligibility for unfair dismissal

Calculating exact dates for HR purposes can be of crucial importance if claims are to be avoided.

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Guide to monitoring employees

Guide to monitoring employees

Employee monitoring is often used in order to gather evidence of misconduct prior to a disciplinary meeting.

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Guide to avoiding tribunal claims re recruitment

Guide to avoiding tribunal claims re recruitment

The recruitment process is demanding in terms of the time and costs involved - here are some tips on avoiding claims from disgruntled candidates.

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Guide to using fixed term contracts

Guide to using fixed term contracts

Employers often use fixed term contracts wrongly believing that such contracts give less protection under the misapprehension that they are a less protected form of employment.

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Guide to drafting a PILON clause

Guide to drafting a PILON clause

Your standard employment contract should include a PILON (Pay in Lieu of Notice) clause.

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Guide to redundancy during maternity leave

Guide to redundancy during maternity leave

It is a myth that employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave cannot be made redundant - but care must be taken.

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Guide to  Redundancy Consultation – getting the language right

Guide to Redundancy Consultation – getting the language right

It is important that there is no pre-determined decision to make a particular individual redundant until the end of the consultation process. You should avoid using language which indicates there has been an pre-determined outcome decision even such an outcome is in your view obvious.

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Guide to the use of Pre-Employment Health Questionnaires

Guide to the use of Pre-Employment Health Questionnaires

The use of pre-employment health questionnaires is banned except in very limited situations.

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Guide to responding to a Data Subject Access Request

Guide to responding to a Data Subject Access Request

Some tips on how best to handle a data subject access request (DSAR) in relation to personal data.

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Guide to drafting a garden leave clause

Guide to drafting a garden leave clause

A garden leave clause (if correctly drafted) should give you the power to keep the employee at home during part or all of their notice period.

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Guide to bumping in redundancy

Guide to bumping in redundancy

Where you have put a role at risk of redundancy always consider (and record that you have done so) the possibility of Bumping.

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Guide to responding to flexible working requests

Guide to responding to flexible working requests

In response to a flexible working request from an employee, can we just say “No”?

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Guide to  giving references

Guide to giving references

Many employers wrongly believe that they are under a legal obligation to provide a reference.

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Guide to regulating business use social media

Guide to regulating business use social media

Business use of networking sites, like “LinkedIn”, “Twitter”, “Facebook” and “Google+” present a real and present danger to your business.

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Guide to dealing with workplace relationships

Guide to dealing with workplace relationships

I have just found out that two of my staff have been seeing each other - what can I do about it?

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Guide to improving your Senior Employment Contracts

Guide to improving your Senior Employment Contracts

The more senior the employee you are hiring or promoting, the larger the potential risk posed to your business. Here are some draft tips for your employment contracts.

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Guide to drafting bonus clauses

Guide to drafting bonus clauses

Make sure you are clear on whether the bonus scheme is contractual, discretionary or a mixture of two.

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Guide to reducing the risk of employment tribunal claims

Guide to reducing the risk of employment tribunal claims

Train your managers to make sure your organisation is following its own policies and procedures.

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Guide to staff socials and minimising risk

Guide to staff socials and minimising risk

Staff parties/socials can be an area of high risk for employers.

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Guide to dismissing an employee with less than 2 years employment

Guide to dismissing an employee with less than 2 years employment

The timing of a dismissal is crucial and will affect whether an employee can bring a claim for unfair dismissal.

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Guide to avoiding auto-enrolment pitfalls

Guide to avoiding auto-enrolment pitfalls

Where can employers go wrong on auto-enrolment?

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Guide to calculating notice pay due to employees on maternity or sick leave

Guide to calculating notice pay due to employees on maternity or sick leave

This Hot Tip provides guidance to employers who are terminating the employment of individuals who are either on maternity or sick leave.

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Guide to avoid risk when offering internships or work experience

Guide to avoid risk when offering internships or work experience

The hidden costs of offering internships or work experience.

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