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  • 16 Aug 2013
    Changes to the employment tribunal system, came into force in July, and will reduce the potential value of many awards and require would-be litigants to pay a fee to bring a case against their employer.

  • 12 Aug 2013
    We’ve been advising employers for approaching a dozen years now, and we often have to deal with some of employment law's more obscure areas (sometimes time and time again). For a bit of light summer entertainment we thought you would be interested in finding out about some of the common HR urban myths, all of which we've been presented with over the years. Click on the link below to see if you can guess the answers to our top 10!

  • 16 Jul 2013
    With sickness absence responsible for an estimated £15billion of lost economic output it’s clear that the management of absence should be a high priority. It adversely affects service levels, the morale of staff who have to cover, and frequently costs far more than just sick or statutory pay paid to the absentee. Not surprisingly its small business who are often hit hardest, and it’s certainly no surprise that it’s also small business who feel least able to deal with poorly attending employees. Click on the red title above for more about reducing the cost and impact of absence.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    All the signs are that employers are hiring, but you don’t have to rely on local papers and expensive recruitment agencies – ‘do it yourself’ in-house recruitment is easier than you think…

  • 17 May 2013
    There’s been a lot in the press lately about the rise in zero hours contracts, where workers are required to be available for but are not guaranteed hours in any particular week. What does this mean for smaller employers, and what other employment contract options could we choose?