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An Employee Resignation During a Disciplinary Process

Posted on 02 September 2021

An employer cannot refuse to accept an employee’s resignation at any time.  If an employee has submitted their resignation it is valid even if the ... Continue reading >

What is Workplace Mediation?

Posted on 02 September 2021

Mediation is where an impartial third party, helps people in dispute to attempt to reach a resolution by facilitating a conversation between the parti... Continue reading >

Key Information on Overtime

Posted on 02 September 2021

Overtime is usually classed as hours worked above normal full time hours. Salaried positions often do not attract overtime payments, but it is common ... Continue reading >

16
Aug, 2019

WHAT ARE RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS?        

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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11
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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14
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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11
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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