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Having to Consider Redundancies?

Posted on 12 August 2020

  Here we set out the key areas an employer needs to consider and work through to handle any potential redundancies.   Considerations before Redunda... Continue reading >

Staff Sickness on a Bank Holiday?

Posted on 18 May 2020

How sickness falling on a bank holiday is dealt with depends on whether bank holidays are included within statutory holiday entitlement or are in addi... Continue reading >

Furlough Information

Posted on 28 March 2020

We are in a strange and desperate place just now and due to numerous requests for documentation in relation to the furlough of staff we have temporari... Continue reading >

Aug, 2019


Posted by Helen in Employment Contracts

WHAT ARE RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS?   Restrictive covenants clauses within contracts of employment which prevent employees from carrying out certain actions during employment and for some limited time after the employment terminates.  A covenant must only go as far as is reasonably necessary to protect the...

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Jul, 2018

What are Zero Hours Contracts?        

Posted by Helen in Employment Contracts

We hear this term quite a bit these days, but what are zero hours contracts?   A zero hours contract is a causal working agreement between an employer and an individual.   They have received some negative press in recent years, but used properly, zero hours contracts can be a flexible alternative to fu...

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Sep, 2017

Changing Contracts of Employment        

Posted by Helen in Employment Contracts

A contract of employment is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee. Any change to a contract therefore needs to be considered carefully. An organisation may seek to change employees’ terms and conditions of employment for reasons such as operational capacity, economic situation...

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Dec, 2015

Can't get into work for bad weather?        

Posted by Helen in Employment Contracts

Do I have to pay staff who have not turned up for work because of bad weather? Contracts of employment set out the number of hours an employee is required to work per week. Contracts will also authorise employees to be paid for holiday, sickness etc but not for another other absence that has not been au...

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