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£22,000 employment tribunal award after a forced change of working pattern

A former postman was unfairly and constructively dismissed when he resigned over a dispute about his shift patterns, according to an employment tribunal. The claimant was awarded £22,000 having worked Royal Mail since 1993. The dispute arose over his weekend … Continue reading

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Do you take time to appraise staff?

Regular performance appraisals help create a corporate culture that promotes personal success. A structured appraisal process offers several benefits: 1. Track strengths and weaknesses No one person determines an organisation’s success and identifying the right candidates for the right teams … Continue reading

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Capability dismissal following long term absence

Long term sick employees can be an expensive problem. Employers often find it difficult to determine how long to wait before dismissing on the grounds of capability. An employer should never dismiss before seeking evidence from medics. This might mean … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Staff Strike Action

Around 40 McDonald’s staff went out on strike yesterday, at two restaurants in Cambridge and Crayford, south-east London. The reasons cited included concern over the use of zero hours’ contracts but the CEO of McDonald’s UK said that workers were … Continue reading

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Are you aware of employer health and safety responsibilities?

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 enforce a range of legal obligations on an employer. The main obligations that the employer must fulfil are: • To protect the health and safety of their employees and those … Continue reading

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When is Garden Leave used?

Garden leave happens when an employer continues to pay an employee who is leaving a company but forces them to stay away from work during their notice period. During this time the employee is usually forbidden to contact fellow employees, … Continue reading

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Are you GDPR-ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on 25 May 2018, giving businesses less than a year to get to grips with the planned changes. The ‘right to be forgotten’ will be entrenched into national … Continue reading

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Tribunal awarded reinstatement two years after dismissal

An employer has been ordered by a tribunal to reinstate a legal secretary two-and-a-half years after she was dismissed. The employee, a legal secretary, started working for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a legal secretary in August … Continue reading

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Employers failing to pay correct wages are fined

Deducting pay to cover uniforms, paying the wrong wage to apprentices and failing to account for overtime were among the most common excuses given by employers who have been identified as underpaying staff. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial … Continue reading

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Removal of Tribunal Fees will bring a Rise in Certain Claims

Following the removal of employment tribunal fees there is a suggestion that tribunal claims will soar. We examine those cases most likely to increase: Equal pay disputes Claims surrounding equal pay are likely to increase following the attention the BBC … Continue reading

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The partnership brings the benefits of cost-effective HR support and professional advice without the worry of escalating legal fees when issues arise.

 

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121 HR Business Manager is a professional HR service provided to businesses on an outsourced basis. Each business has different needs, therefore we tailor our service and approach to fit perfectly with your organisation.

 

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121 HR Solutions provide a comprehensive range of HR services that can be accessed through the Business Manager package, or more commonly on a short-term project basis. This is useful to organisations that do not employ full-time HR staff and lack the knowledge and skills required.

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