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Following procedures is vital for a fair dismissal

A manager at a GP practice was recently unfairly dismissed following allegations that she and her mother gave themselves unauthorised pay rises, an employment tribunal (ET) has ruled.

The employee was dismissed for gross misconduct over allegations of theft of money, removing cash from the practice, failing to follow management instructions and increasing her own pay from £24,000 to £97,000 without authorisation or justification.
Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Guessing the NMW for next April!

Employers may have to guess the April 2020 NMW increase for budgeting purposes! It seems that because of the election announcement, there are timing issues with regards to the announcement from the Low Pay Commission this year and the Government's response
Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Don’t want to give a reference? You may have to.

New legislation is being proposed that could prevent employers from withholding references for former employees, in a move designed to protect individuals who have faced discrimination or harassment from being intimidated.
Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Changing a job title can have unintended consequences

Have you ever thought that changing a job title is little more than a cosmetic amendment? Sometimes that’s the case, but the title and where the post sits in a structure can be very important to some employees. Changing it without consultation and agreement can lead to trouble.
Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Remember, Remember the 5th November...

Well 31st October came and went and Brexit hasn't happened (again).  Parliament is being Dissolved on 5th November for yet another General Election next month as we enter a period of intense campaigning by all the political parties.  Whatever your views on whether the UK should leave the EU or not, it is clear that this not-knowing what is going to happen, is causing planning problems for businesses around the country. 
Posted on 01 Nov 2019
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