Human Resources Blog

Government considering ban on non-compete clauses

Do  you have a non compete clause in your employment contracts? A lot of my clients do! This article taken from People Management today caught my eye.  If it’s a concern to you, please contact me. Legal experts fear employers will suffer from removal of constraints on where […]

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Private messages European Court decision

The following article was in People Management on 14 January 2016. It raises the question on how much an employer is able to monitor their staff and how the staff use the employers systems – in particular email. I would recommend that a clear policy is in […]

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Race Discrimination?

Stopping employees speaking their first language at work, could be race discrimination, but requiring the whole workforce to speak English may be justifiable This case has recently come through the Tribunal process and I’ve taken a copy of an article in People Management magazine (dated 14 January […]

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Christmas Party Season – how to get through it!

It’s usual for employers to want to show their appreciation for their employees’ hard work, and organising a party at which food and drink are laid on is the traditional way of thanking staff. But employers need to be careful or they risk having to deal with employee relations nightmares – a few simple steps can help!

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National Living Wage to cost employers extra £11m by 2020, finds PwC

The following article appeared in People Management and suggests that with the planned NLW (and the increments that are planned) the Pensions Auto enrolment and changes to holiday and variable pay about 26% of the Companies that responded are thinking about making staff reductions in order to pay […]

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