Monthly Archives: September 2017

121 ILM Residential Leadership Development Programme – 21st to 24th November at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

We are delighted to introduce our residential Leadership development training programme which has been accredited by the ILM. The first 4-night residential course runs in November this year at Forbes of Kingennie. The Leadership training programme covers all areas that … Continue reading

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Long hours – productive or not?

At various times in the year, employees find that they have to work longer hours to manage their job – most know that regularly working long hours can be harmful for health. A recent report found that the average UK … Continue reading

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Sick on holiday – reclaiming holiday leave

The European Court of Justice had said that a worker who is incapacitated before a period of pre-arranged statutory holiday should have the right to reschedule that holiday to a later date. The court also suggested that the same should … Continue reading

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National Minimum Wage – don’t be caught out!

Last month, more than 200 employers found themselves on a published list of those who had failed to pay their employees either the national minimum wage (NMW) or the national living wage (NLW). However some of those employers felt aggrieved … Continue reading

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Flexible working – not just for women!

Flexible working is one of the most sought-after benefits for employees. The ability to log in at any time and work from anywhere can be an attractive proposition for a prospective employee. In the past, flexible working has traditionally been … Continue reading

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How not to dismiss!

A care support worker fired over a misunderstanding with a pottery class booking was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled. The tribunal heard that the employee had worked since May 2008 as a care support worker. As part of her … Continue reading

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Is the attraction of zero hours’ contracts reducing?

The trend for using controversial zero-hours contracts may be slowing, according to experts. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that 1.4m employment contracts did not guarantee a minimum number of hours in use in May 2017, down … Continue reading

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Businesses reported more than £40m in losses from employee fraud

Businesses reported more than £40m in losses from employee fraud last year, new statistics have revealed The data also showed that employers reported more than 800 incidences of frauds from inside their organisation in 2016-17. Employee frauds include falsifying claims … Continue reading

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When is a contractual change constructive dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is where an employee resigns and shows they were forced to do so by the conduct of their employer. An employee may only bring a claim for constructive dismissal if they have a qualifying period of service of … Continue reading

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Suspension resulted in a breach of contract

A recent case shows that immediately suspending an employee accused of serious misconduct can cause difficulties for the employer, if unjustified. A teacher was accused of using unreasonable force towards two children in her class, who were known to exhibit … Continue reading

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