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  • 26 Jul 2012
    A case settled yesterday in the UK Court of Appeal (NHS vs Larner) places further burden on employers. Previously it was thought that workers would have to request that their holiday be rescheduled, but the Larner case has decided that a request need not be submitted......click on the red title above for the full article.

  • 18 Jul 2012
    Human Resources? Human Remains? Heinous Resources, is how a distinguished academic recently described our industry! The trouble with HR is that most folks don’t really understand what HR should (or could) do. Most small employers think HR is about support with disciplinaries & avoiding inevitable tribunals (unless.....click on the red title above for more)

  • 16 Jul 2012
    Many employers will welcome the introduction of fees to be paid by those who wish to pursue an employment tribunal claim. The fees (to be introduced summer 2013) were billed as a mechanism to dissuade nonsense claims and encourage mediation....click on the red title above for more....

  • 20 Jun 2012
    Resrearchers posing as older or younger workers with otherwise similar CVs applied for 1200 jobs in pubs and bars and as personal assistants. Those purporting to be 25 got 125% more positive responses for bar jobs and 45% more positive responses when applying to be a PA. Click on the red title above for more.

  • 12 Jun 2012
    Venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft’s report commissioned by the government suggests that small businesses should be excluded from unfair dismissal laws altogether, and all businesses should benefit from compensated dismissals where the employer could sack employees at will in exchange for a payment. But the concept of the compensated dismissal already looks like a thing of the past with 'settlement agreements' being the current focus of Business Secretary Vince Cable.... click on the red title above for more....