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  • Four-day weeks – a trial for some?

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Kate Watson

    Kate Watson, an employment lawyer and senior associate at VWV LLP, calls on employers to think carefully about responsibilities to their staff in the face of potential changes to the way they work.

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    Bullying and harassment at work

    • 11 May 2022
    • Mark Stevens

    Mark Stevens, senior associate at VWV LLP, details the difference between the two, and the employer’s responsibility to employees in preventing and managing these cases.

  • Government consultation on flexible working

    • 1 Mar 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses a paper that sought views on this ever-emerging concept, including the potential impact on employers and risk of discrimination.

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    Can veterinary employers rely on a compulsory retirement policy?

    • 8 Feb 2022
    • Bob Fahy

    Employers used to be able to force workers to retire at 65, but not since 2011 – and workers can now generally carry on past that age, as BOB FAHY explains.

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    How to prevent your staff from leaving

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    With a combination of factors, the UK as a whole – as well as the country’s veterinary profession – is suffering a shortage of workers. ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses improving retention.

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    Firing and rehiring staff: is it right?

    • 11 Jan 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN explores the use of a process that is coming under increasing scrutiny, as well as Government guidance on its use and advice for employers considering this approach…

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    The right to disconnect – is this the future for employee mental health?

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • Kendel Shepherd

    Kendel Shepherd, an associate in the employment team at law firm Walker Morris LLP, looks at this elusive concept and what its legal obligation consequences would be for companies…

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    Flexible working: is it set to become new job, day-one right?

    • 23 Nov 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses a private members’ bill’s potential to change working life.

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    A tale of workloads, contracts and discrimination

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    Adam Bernstein speaks to Gareth Edwards, a partner in the employment team at VWV, on what employers should do to protect employees and stay out of tribunals, using a case as an example.

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    Socially acceptable behaviour: company policies

    • 29 Sep 2021
    • Jasnoop Cheema

    How employees use social media in the course of their employment is particularly important for businesses. Jasnoop Cheema discusses company policies, referencing examples, and what to include.

  • Broken reputations

    • 26 Aug 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    They can be hard to gain and quick to lose, so it's important you know how to react if employees don't behave as they should, as Adam Bernstein explains…

  • No COVID-19 jab, no job?

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    As the vaccination programme continues, ADAM BERNSTEIN looks at the legal difficulties faced by employers in balancing health and safety obligations against the opinions and wishes of staff who refuse the vaccine.

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    Recruiting employees – beware legal pitfalls

    • 6 Jul 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    Most employers understandably think they should be able to recruit anyone they want by whatever process they choose. To a certain extent, they can. However, as ADAM BERNSTEIN explains, that does not mean there won’t be any consequences should the method of recruitment fail to meet the legal requirements…

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    Employment law myths: who are you gonna call? – part two

    • 28 May 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN seeks the opinion of Chloe Themistocleous, senior associate at Eversheds Sutherland, to see where employers often go wrong in this second part.

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    Employment law myths: who are you gonna call?

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN seeks advice from two lawyers on frequent mistakes and how employers can reduce the chance of an employment dispute.

  • Sustainability – creating shared value in veterinary workplaces

    • 9 Apr 2021
    • Becky Sedman

    Becky Sedman BVSc, MRCVS – a member of the Vet Sustain Greener Veterinary Practice working group – explains the need for social and environmental matters to be at the core of veterinary business’ strategies.

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    Criminal records – what can employers ask for?

    • 8 Dec 2020
    • Chloe Themistocleous

    Chloe Themistocleous, an associate at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, summarises the law regarding such checks – for both job applicants and individuals already in employment.

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    What’s changing for employers of EU nationals?

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • Gareth Edwards

    GARETH EDWARDS, a partner in the employment team at law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards, explains steps practices can take during the remainder of the UK’s Brexit transition period to ensure teams face minimal disruption once it finishes at the end of the year.

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    Furloughing workers – what it means for veterinary profession

    • 28 Apr 2020
    • Tina Chander

    It’s one of the words of the moment, and Tina Chander, partner at law firm Wright Hassall, explains what “furloughing” is – for practices and employees.

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    In sickness and in health

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • Adam Bernstein

    Adam Bernstein discusses where veterinary practices stand with regards to sick or injured employees.