Tag Archives: HR

The issue ‘worker status’ gathers pace and continues to evolve

The Taylor report published last year, following wide spread research and consultation, sought to explore the world of work in the modern age and how employment law dovetails with this. Whilst the report gave a balanced view of how we can best improve workers rights whilst not adversely affecting entrepreneurship which is so important to […]

New Year’s Resolution – Let’s promote better mental well being at work

With Blue Monday* (the so-called ‘most depressing day of the year’) coming up on 21st January, what can we do to promote better mental health in the workplace? According to Mental Health Charity MIND, these 5 steps may help with general mental wellbeing:  Connect: Social relationships are critical as a buffer against mental ill health. […]

Employment Updates to look out for…

May 2018 sees the introduction of GDPR which will replace the Data Protection Act, however this is not the only change that is being proposed this year when it comes to Employment Law. Although they may not be implemented by the end of 2018, here are some others pieces of legislation to keep an eye […]

Unpaid Shift Work

Currently a company can invite prospective employees to come in and complete ‘trial shifts’ in order to assess their competency, with the intention that if all goes well a job will be available at the end of this shift. However, there have been growing complaints that employers are using trial shifts as a way of […]

To Suspend or Not To Suspend

Most companies will have a section in their handbook that explains the company’s right to suspend an employee when carrying out an investigation into alleged misconduct. However, the recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth shows why it is important to think carefully before issuing a suspension, whatever the allegation. Ms Agoreyo, a […]