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  • Defining employment status: a stitch in time saves nine

    • 6 Feb 2024
    • Tina Chander

    Tina Chander, partner and head of employment law at Wright Hassall, advises bosses on how to clearly define their workers’ categories, and why it is so important.

  • Background check

    Play it safe when checking for criminal history of applicants

    • 23 Jan 2024
    • Adam Morris

    Adam Morris, a solicitor at law firm Wright Hassall, considers the rights of employers and potential employees in this scenario.

  • Helping hand

    Carer’s Leave Act can help those with responsibilities

    • 16 Jan 2024
    • Sarah Price

    Sarah Price, a solicitor in the employment team of law firm Wright Hassall, explains what this new legislation means for workers and their bosses.

  • Handshake

    New legislation plan for workers over predictable work schedules

    • 1 Nov 2023
    • James Tamm

    With a new legal act on the horizon for 2024, James Tamm, director of legal services at Worknest, explains how it will allow individuals to request a more stable working pattern.

  • The need for employers to make reasonable adjustments

    • 17 Oct 2023
    • Mark Stevens

    To fulfil their duty, employers need to implement changes under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure disabled job applicants, employees and previous employees can use the company’s services as close to the standard a non-disabled person would. Mark Stevens talks through the responsibilities.

  • Hustle

    Cost-of-living crisis driving trend for employees to take second jobs

    • 2 Oct 2023
    • Tina Chander

    Partner and head of employment law at Wright Hassall Tina Chander explains how employers can deal with staff “side hustles”.

  • Work discrimination based on marital status

    • 26 Sep 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    Individuals in marriages or civil partnerships could face myriad forms of unfair treatment at their job – Adam Bernstein explores how employees and employers can navigate this unfortunate occurrence.

  • Avoiding a discrimination claim

    • 19 Sep 2023
    • Tina Chander

    Organisations must be thoroughly acquainted with discrimination legislation as the devil is in the detail. Partner and head of employment law at Wright Hassall Tina Chander points out the different forms employers may come up against.

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    Changes to terms and conditions

    • 18 Sep 2023
    • James Tamm

    Many reasons exist why bosses might want to alter or update how their staff are employed. James Tamm – director of legal services at Worknest – explains the best ways to go about this.

  • Perils and pitfalls of handling employment tribunal claims

    • 18 Sep 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    Employment tribunals can be difficult and costly to any business. ADAM BERNSTEIN sets out a guide to help companies through this tricky process.

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    Toxic behaviour – a damage to workplaces

    • 13 Sep 2023
    • Toyah Marshall

    A recent survey found that in some 70% of cases, toxic behaviour in the workplace is not dealt with. As a result, morale drops and staff leave, which is a serious problem in an age where recruitment is hard. TOYAH MARSHALL, principal employment law adviser and solicitor at WorkNest, looks at how such behaviour becomes the norm and what it can mean for employers if it goes unchallenged.

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    Understanding is key to unlocking disability discrimination issues

    • 14 Jul 2023
    • Mark Stevens

    Awareness and communication are top of the list for employers when dealing with equality laws within the workplace. Senior associate at Veale Wasbrough Vizards solicitors, MARK STEVENS, highlights the pitfalls some bosses are still making and the best ways to help overcome problems that can arise.

  • Dealing with workplace violence and reducing the risks for everyone

    • 14 Jul 2023
    • Lucy Gordon

    Physical and verbal aggression at work is on the rise and LUCY GORDON, a partner at Walker Morris, offers advice on how to reduce the risk of incidents.

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    Hiring and retaining older workers

    • 12 Jul 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    With birth rates falling across the world, and job roles left open in the wake of COVID-19 and Brexit, ADAM BERNSTEIN calls on employers to consider an often-overlooked demographic of the workforce.

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    Where there’s a will there’s a middle way to reaching dispute resolutions

    • 10 Jul 2023
    • Mali Smith

    Parties involved in employment disputes are increasingly being encouraged to seek alternative routes to tribunals. MALI SMITH, legal director and mediator at legal firm Wright Hassall, explains the processes for mediation, and how they are increasingly useful in grievance and disciplinary situations.

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    Difficult choices for staff and bosses

    • 19 Jun 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    As one multinational veterinary care company reportedly considers serious job cuts as the cost of living crisis continues, ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses redundancy and other drastic steps to keep firms afloat.

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    ​‘Picking on’ or performance managing?

    • 19 Jun 2023
    • Alexandra Farmer

    ALEXANDRA FARMER discusses how grievances raised during a performance management process should be handled, and whether this needs to be adapted for Gen Z and Millennial employees.

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    How to manage workplace bullying

    • 15 May 2023
    • Charlotte Morris

    What do you do when bullying while at work is coming not from colleagues, but from the top? CHARLOTTE MORRIS – associate solicitor at Esphr – offers advice on how businesses can manage these types of grievances, and what employers stand to lose.

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    Trivial benefits – no trivial matter

    • 9 May 2023
    • David Wright

    Association of Taxation Technicians technical officer DAVID WRIGHT explains the differences between employment benefits and trivial benefits, and the pitfalls employers need to be aware of when gifting to – or reimbursing – employees.

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    Employment law: what could we expect to see changing this year?

    • 5 May 2023
    • Tina Chander

    It might have gone quiet on a key Government bill, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any working law changes in 2023 – as TINA CHANDER explains.