Posted on 12th July 2018
Freelance teacher Paula Bradley (no relation) worked for the London School of English. The school required all employees to be at work 15 minutes before class start time, which was typically 9.00am. Ms Bradley was unable to make the 8.45am start time because she had to take her own child to school.
Posted on 25th June 2018
That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days. We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice. But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early? As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed.
Posted on 14th June 2018
Would your policies and procedures stand up to scrutiny if a worker turned up incapable due to drink or drugs?
Posted on 29th March 2018
We love the varied nature of our job because every day is different and every situation is unique because it will refer to a particular business. Even situations that look similar on paper will be different in practice because our guidance will help business owners manage in the way they want to and not in prescriptive, one size fits all manner.
Posted on 25th February 2018
The UK has been warned about this week's Baltc Blast of cold weather for some time, but is your business ready for the disruption the snow and ice is likely to cause?
Posted on 3rd January 2018
As reported by the CIPD, the Government’s trial period for tribunal fee repayments has now ended, so individuals (employees and workers) and trades unions that have paid a fee can now apply online for reimbursement.
Posted on 3rd January 2018
January is one of the busiest months for people booking holidays – our TV screens are full of adverts tempting us to do so! It’s also the time that managers start receiving holiday requests from their staff which can be a challenging time.
Posted on 14th December 2017
The widely expected increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims was confirmed today (14th December) by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) which announced they had increased by 66%.
Posted on 7th February 2017
Company dress codes were in the news again last week after two commons committees called for a review of equality legislation. Many examples of company rules around dress and appearance showed that women were being singled out and potentially sexualised by being asked to wear high heels, revealing clothing or make up.
Posted on 8th November 2016
Once again, UK businesses are set to be disrupted by snow. So how do you manage the inevitable late arrivals, absence and transport delays.