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  • 7 Dec 2015
    In this article we cover two recent tribunal cases about employees fighting at work – the tribunals issue guidance on how employers should reach their decisions (let’s hope you don’t need this after the Christmas party…) and in particular deals with the trickiest decision – how do we decide who is at fault?

  • 21 Nov 2015
    The festive season carries its own challenges for employers, and while in most cases, we can relax and enjoy ourselves, there are some common problems, not all as obvious as the ‘inappropriate’ use of the office photocopier at parties! This guide looks over some of the most common Christmas worries and how to avoid them.

  • 9 Nov 2015
    When restaurant owner Chris Charalambous sacked his chef Mr Hillis, we doubt the insertion of a smiley face into his text would have saved him. The award concerned underpayment of minimum wage, breach of contract and holiday pay. The reputational damage following national press coverage is likely to be far more costly for Cail Bruich.

  • 7 Nov 2015
    If your resolution for 2016 is to sort out your HR and employment contracts etc. then our top tips for creating a comprehensive and legally compliant employment framework for small business for less than £500 will make an essential read! So spend 5 minutes reading our top tips and leave the rest to us.

  • 7 Nov 2015
    In the last month the government via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued guidance on zero hours contracts and on when they may be and may not be appropriate. Please read the full article to see if your zero hours contracts comply with the new guidelines.