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Brexit: What are the consequences for UK employment law?

Unless you have been living in a cave this week, you will have been following the blanket media coverage of the most important event in recent memory in the UK.  So while we anxiously await the outcome of whether Diego Costa has a future at Chelsea we can focus on the other issue which has... View Article

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18.01.2017
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How many holiday days are staff entitled to and what do I need to pay them?

The LawCurrently, UK legislation states that employees are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks holiday/annual leave entitlement each year. This is inclusive of Bank Holidays or any days that the business usually closes. How do I calculate the minimum holiday entitlement?If a person normally works for 5 days in any 7-day week then they will... View Article

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16.10.2016
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Employee needs to take some time off? Here’s some guidance on sick pay.

What is Statutory Sick Pay (“SSP”)? All employees, irrespective of age, are entitled to claim SSP as long as they have average earnings of at least £112 per week (from 6 April 2016) and an employer has a legal duty to pay at least this amount to an employee who becomes ill and is absent from... View Article

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04.10.2016
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4 Pitfalls To Avoid When Hiring An Intern

There has been a lot of negative press concerning the use of interns in recent years: Topshop and Reed were among the high profile companies named and shamed by an internet campaign, reported in the Guardian newspaper a few years back, which exposed unpaid and very low paid internships.As a small employer, the last thing... View Article

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23.02.2016

New Year, New Budgets, New HR Systems

The end of the calendar year is one the busiest times for business as year-end accounts are finalized and new year budgets are set. This of course makes it a great time for Managers and HR, as you’ll be submitting budgets and making your business case for new and exciting HR expenditure!It’s the best opportunity... View Article

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11.01.2016

Mitigating Risk – What Startups can learn from Pro Cycling

I recently met a guy at a networking event who was the kind of guy you occasionally meet at networking events who makes you realise why you hate networking events. He was a self proclaimed “tech investor” but was wearing a t-shirt with the slogan “Coding is the new Rock ’n’ Roll” so my judgmental... View Article

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13.07.2015
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