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Employment

Sam has returned to work after maternity leave, but is having some issues – what should she do?

Sam has returned to work following a period of maternity leave to find that her role has been taken over by her cover and that she has been allocated a different type of role.

Employment

What should I do if my employer has offered me a Settlement Agreement?

You may have been presented with a Settlement Agreement either prior to your employment coming to an end, or sometimes afterwards.

Employment

Autumn Statement Overview

The Autumn statement - how it will affect your business.

Employment

Party on?

Our employment team offer their top tips for managing a successful staff Christmas party.

Employment

All Presenteeism and Incorrect    

A recent case was found in favour of an employee whose health issues were overlooked when considering matters of performance.

Employment

Bitter Tweet Redundancy

The Employment team at Samuel Phillips Law take a look at the dramatic cull of twitter staff worldwide and assess the legalities and what you should do if considering similar cost saving moves.

Employment

Oh No, Not Another One?

A turbulent time for UK politics has led to the reversal of the “mini” budget and the appointment of Rishi Sunak as the new PM. We look at where that leaves us with regard to the impact on employment legislation.

Employment

A New PM and a Growth Plan – Consequences for UK Employment Law

As Liz Truss manoeuvres, via three-point turns, to establish her authority as the new prime minister we look at the impact on employment legislation.

Employment

Lies, Damn Lies and CVs 

How robust is your process for vetting job candidates?  We explore two cases that highlight the levels candidates will go to in attempting to land a key role. 

Employment

Cleaning Up Noise Pollution at Work

Noisy colleagues account for 40% of workers having their productivity negatively affected.  Is it time to turn the volume down?

Employment

The Cost of Living Crisis

Many are already feeling the effect of the cost of living crisis, but the impact is not limited to the individual. Many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are also contending with the impending economic strain. So, what can be done to mitigate the problem?

Employment

Energy Crisis

We look at the Government response to the energy crisis and available options for businesses faced with tackling an exponential increase in costs without a support package.

Employment

Covid Threat Level Reduction

Advice for employers as the Government announce a step down in threat from level 3 to level 2.

Employment

Catalogue of Fast Fashion Fit-Ups

Employment agency working on behalf of major fashion retailers in the UK found guilty of multiple counts of underpaying staff.

Employment

Handling Holiday Headaches

With airlines cancelling flights, channel crossings in chaos and trains impacted by industrial action widespread delays are predicted. What if any action should employers take?

Employment

Rising Trend of Quiet Quitting

A phrase you may be unfamiliar with but a trend in the workplace that is on the rise. We explore this alleged antidote to “burn out” and consider steps to take when it arises.

Employment

Employment Status and Rights – Government Guidance Published

Following the 2018 Taylor Report and 2021 Uber ruling the Government has produced guidance for employers. This much awaited announcement was expected to clarify the position with Gig workers. Read on to discover more.

Employment

A Shot in the Arm for SSP

Insurer and employee benefit provider Unum has worked with WPI Economics to review and make recommendations for a revised system for supporting the well-being and health of the UK’s work force.

Employment

Monkeypox Business

With daily news of rising numbers of Monkey Pox infections, we assess the risk and suitable response for employers.

Employment

Mental Health Management Report on UK’s Top 100

We review CCLA’s comprehensive report on the extent and effectiveness of the FTSE 100’s strategies and initiatives with workplace mental health.

Employment

Fire and Re-Hire – Update

Following the mass outcry from the business community, politicians and unions over P&O Ferries’ recent treatment of over 800 employees, the Government department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) stated it would be introducing a new Statutory Code of Practice. 

Employment

WFH Salary Sacrifice

A law firm recently announced that staff who wished to work from home would be subject to a 20% reduction in pay. We explore the pros and cons of such a move.

Employment

Liberté, Égalité et Immunity?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has recently ruled against a French security guard preventing him from bringing proceedings against his own government whilst employed in the UK.

Employment

P&O Ferries – Charting Stormy Seas

Weeks after the shock loss of 786 jobs, P&O’s dramatic approach to managing redundancy remains headline news. We look at the very latest position and outline the correct process

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