Claire Hill

Tis’ the season to be jolly: the works Christmas party season

The office Christmas party season can be a minefield for business owners’ and HR, especially with alcohol flowing and staff keen to let their hair down in a less formal environment.  As a result, this can sometimes lead to inappropriate behaviour. The case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment raised the question of whether a company was …

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What does the Uber decision mean for your business?

The decision in the Uber case has been described as a landmark judgement and could have implications for the ‘gig’ economy as well as other types of business.   The case involved Uber drivers who claimed that they were workers, rather than self-employed and therefore should be entitled to some basic employment rights, such as …

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How to handle flexible working requests

With the school summer holiday nearly over and lots of children starting a new school, employers may find an increase in flexible working requests. These might be new requests or requests to vary existing arrangements. So how should you handle them? And do you have to agree to them? What is flexible working? Flexible working …

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Understanding Terms and Conditions of Employment

The following is an introductory guide to Terms and Conditions of Employment. This document is legally binding, it forms the terms of the employment relationship and therefore it is key to get right. Q. What are Terms and Conditions of Employment? They are a legally enforceable written agreement between employer and employee. They underpin, define …

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