Preparing Contracts for New Starters: What Employers Need to Know

Preparing Contracts for New Starters: What Employers Need to Know When a new starter joins a business, there is a lot to prepare and organise. However, one of the common

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Covid-19: Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask

Covid-19: Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask In one of the first covid-19 related tribunal cases reported, a Tribunal held that an employee was not unfairly dismissed on the

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fixed Term Contracts

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fixed-term Contracts Fixed-term contracts – a contractual relationship between an employee and an employer that lasts for a specified period – are a useful way

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Busting the top 3 probationary period myths!

Busting the top 3 probationary period myths What is a probationary period? A probationary period is essentially a trial period at the start of any employment, which typically lasts between

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Deductions from Furlough Pay – is it legal?

Deductions from Furlough Pay – is it legal? It has been widely reported that a Steakhouse restaurant group, Tomahawk Steakhouse, asked employees to loan the company 10% of their furlough

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My employee has gone AWOL – what can I do?

My employee has gone AWOL – what can I do? What is AWOL? AWOL (“absent without leave”) is when your employee does not turn up to work as expected. This

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Employment law and the Covid vaccine: Where do I stand?

Employment law and the Covid vaccine: Where do I stand? The long-awaited news that the COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK provides a glimmer of hope in the

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