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David in People Management - Age Discrimination now starting from 50 onwards
David in People Management - Age Discrimination now starting from 50 onwards

Anne Robinson’s departure from Countdown holds some important lessons for businesses on retaining older staff, says David Greenhalgh.

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Guest blog - John Renz - How to Manage Senior Performance (without blood on the floor)
Guest blog - John Renz - How to Manage Senior Performance (without blood on the floor)

John Renz shares his HRD experience of senior-level performance management.

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Can Employers Reject Flexible Working Requests Post COVID-19?
Can Employers Reject Flexible Working Requests Post COVID-19?

Can employers reject flexible working requests where home working has worked successfully during COVID-19?

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David on Channel 5 News - P&O redundancies illegal?
David on Channel 5 News - P&O redundancies illegal?

David interviewed on Channel 5 news re possible breaches of UK employment law by P&O in making 800 redundancies.

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Caution - Watch out for Entire Agreement clauses
Caution - Watch out for Entire Agreement clauses

If there is an entire agreement clause in an employment contract it means that that contract overrides all previous discussions, promises, contracts, offer letters etc.

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COVID-19 Tribunal Decisions
COVID-19 Tribunal Decisions

We haven’t experienced a pandemic like COVID-19 before and hence employers had to make snap decisions about employment issues in vastly unchartered waters. How are those decisions holding up in the employment tribunals?

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Can Your Employer Force You Back To The Office/To Be Vaccinated
Can Your Employer Force You Back To The Office/To Be Vaccinated

Many employers are now informing staff about their expected office attendance levels post lockdown.

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Has COVID19 Impacted Settlement Agreement Negotiations
Has COVID19 Impacted Settlement Agreement Negotiations

Has covid impacted on the tactics used when negotiating exits under settlement agreements?

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David in The Financial Times - Should Payment in Lieu Include Employer Pension Contributions?
David in The Financial Times - Should Payment in Lieu Include Employer Pension Contributions?

David in the Financial Times - Will my Notice Pay be Salary Only?

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David in People Management - Covid Vaccinations - HR Issues
David in People Management - Covid Vaccinations - HR Issues

Vaccinations bring a whole raft of legal issues and in a recent People Management article I give my views on some of the issues and challenges which will face HR/employers.

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David in Personnel Today & HR Review - Computer says Go -  Danger of robot dismissals
David in Personnel Today & HR Review - Computer says Go - Danger of robot dismissals

David in Personnel Today & HR Review - Danger of robot dismissals

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David in People Management - should we have a bill of rights to protect homeworkers?
David in People Management - should we have a bill of rights to protect homeworkers?

With what seems to be a permanent switch to homeworking for many is now the right time to legislate to protect those employees?

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Death in Service - How does it work?
Death in Service - How does it work?

Death in service as a benefit for employees. How does it work?

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David in People Management - home working & productivity
David in People Management - home working & productivity

I have shared my views on home working in a People Management magazine.

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David in HR Review - handling flexible working requests
David in HR Review - handling flexible working requests

This article was written pre-Covid-19 and so the additional issue is now whether flexible arrangement have worked well during Covid as if so this may be used by the employee to support their application.

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David in HR Magazine - What information is publicly visible on the employment tribunal database?
David in HR Magazine - What information is publicly visible on the employment tribunal database?

For both employers and employees the risk to reputation lies in the content of the online searchable database.

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David in The Guardian - how to support your LGBTQI+ employees
David in The Guardian - how to support your LGBTQI+ employees

David commented in a pride article by The Guardian about why SMEs need to take diversity seriously and how failure to do so can be catastrophic in terms of reputation.

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David in New Law Journal - relief for employers - new IR35 obligations delayed
David in New Law Journal - relief for employers - new IR35 obligations delayed

David Greenhalgh, gives his views to Employee Benefits on the news that the IR35 reforms which would make private sector employer responsible for deteriming employent status have been delayed until 2021 at the earliest.

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David in Personnel Today - employers overstepping the mark tracking working time?
David in Personnel Today - employers overstepping the mark tracking working time?

David in Personnel Today, looking at home working and related increases in employee monitoring.

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David in the Financial Times - My Bonus is Lower than Expected - Can I Take Action?
David in the Financial Times - My Bonus is Lower than Expected - Can I Take Action?

David in the Financial Times on your options if your bonus award is less than you were expecting.

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David in Court -  Holding Employees to Notice Periods & Enforcing Non-Compete Restrictions
David in Court - Holding Employees to Notice Periods & Enforcing Non-Compete Restrictions

David struck a blow for employers across the country by winning one of the most important employment cases in recent years on restrictive covenants.

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David in the FT  - Being dismissed, do I lose all my share options?
David in the FT - Being dismissed, do I lose all my share options?

What happens to your share options when you leave your employment?

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David in HR news - been ghosted?
David in HR news - been ghosted?

Research conducted shortly prior to Covid-19 suggested that that four-fifths (84%) of UK employers had experienced a candidate ‘ghosting’ them at some point during the recruitment process.

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Can my employer force me to return to office post lockdown?
Can my employer force me to return to office post lockdown?

The first issue will be whether and if so when your employer will be in a position to offer you a safe place of work.

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David in the Daily Telegraph - what employment claims will we see post furlough?
David in the Daily Telegraph - what employment claims will we see post furlough?

What kind of employment claims might we see in relation to dismissals during furlough?

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David in The Times Magazine
David in The Times Magazine

David in The Times magazine in an article, "The Enforcers - meet the lawyers taking on the Omagh bombers".

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David in Arena Magazine
David in Arena Magazine

David in Arena magazine in an article entitled "Meet the men taking on the worlds most ruthless terrorists".

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David in the FT -  Can I hold my employee to their notice period?
David in the FT - Can I hold my employee to their notice period?

David in The Financial Times - Can I hold my employee to their notice period?

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David in the FT - I want to recruit staff from former employer
David in the FT - I want to recruit staff from former employer

David in The Financial Times - dealing with former employee recruiting your staff

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David in the Financial Times - How should I treat employee accused of a criminal offence?
David in the Financial Times - How should I treat employee accused of a criminal offence?

David in the Financial Times - My employee has been accused of a criminal offence

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