December 2016

Image credit: Flickr Commons, David Howard “Outside my Mum’s friends around the corner” around 1960 A ground-breaking employment tribunal ruling made on 29 September 2016 may mean that employers will have to make better arrangements for female staff who are breastfeeding. Although decisions of an employment...

Image Credit: National Library of Wales: Protesting in Aberystwyth 1963 Any communication which contains a problem or a complaint which an employee raises with their employer should potentially be treated as a grievance. The employer should always ask the employee directly if there is any doubt. Before...

Image Credit: Flickr Commons: Stuart Axe, Screenshot of Norman Wisdom 'A Stitch in Time' (1963) Sick pay is a notoriously tricky one to get right. Schemes in the public sector have had some generous offerings, such as 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay...

The Acas Code of Practice is very clear on the correct disciplinary procedures but employers are often liable for an award increase of up to 25% for their failure to follow it. So where do employers commonly go wrong? Here are 10 of the most...

There’s often some uncertainty over what this elusive document is and means, so we thought it worth laying out the nuts and bolts. Known as a Compromise Agreement before July 2013, the Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee....

Image Credit: Lou Mildiou June 21st 2016 On the 24th June, the UK voted to leave the EU causing chaos in the markets and the value of the pound to fall. Since then there has been a change in Prime Minister and a very hefty Cabinet...