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Tag Archives | Employment Tribunal

When should you use settlement agreements?

A settlement agreement is a signed agreement that the employee will not pursue any sort of claim against the employers. These claims can include: –       Unfair dismissal –       Discrimination –       Unlawful deduction of wages –       Breach of contract Settlement agreements are best used […]

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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

Holding a disciplinary hearing can be a daunting task. We have highlighted below the steps that you need to follow and given some best practice advice on making the process and seamless as possible and as straightforward as possible:- 1.    If an issue arises that requires disciplinary action, you should always try to resolve the issue […]

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Employment Law Update – 2015

Spring is here and the daffodils are out, well mostly. It’s that time of year again for the legislative changes. The implementation of shared parental leave and pay is by far the most complex change this year but there are a few more statutory changes to look out for in April. Shared parental leave and […]

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Time to get your house in order – Overtime to be linked to holiday pay in landmark ruling

It’s that time of year when we are all starting to plan our holidays for 2015. Have you considered the implications of the landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) towards the end of 2014. It has been announced that people working overtime can claim for additional holiday pay. To put employers minds at […]

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2014 Employment Law Round Up

This year has seen some exciting developments in employment law. Some of the highlights that could have an impact on you and our employees are outlined below: – –  Shared Parental Leave – Employees with at least 26 weeks service are able to take shared parental leave as an alternative to the full maternity leave […]

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Dismissal Based on Conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of conduct is different to capability as this is a matter of choice by the employee, they refuse to do the work that was reasonably requested of them or refused to behave in a reasonable professional manner as required by their employee contract. Normally a single act of misconduct would not […]

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You’ve done your best but the employee is not coping or improving … what’s next?

We spend a lot of time writing articles and training managers on “how to develop your team”, “improving performance” and other positive behaviours but what if they don’t work? Occasionally in every business there will be that one employee who just does not want to improve or just cannot perform their role. At Simple HR we believe your employees […]

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Zero Hours Contracts – Are They Unfair?

          The Government has agreed to review the use of zero hours contracts as recent figures have shown their use has grown significantly over the past year. A zero hour contract allows employers to offer employment without a guaranteed minimum number of hours or pay. Many of the unions are up […]

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Are You Breaking the Overtime Rules?

  The EU Working Time Directive was put in place to protect employee’s health and safety. As an employer you need to be aware that excessive working hours are a huge factor in stress related illnesses. A survey by Harris Interactive showed that out of over 10,000 employees in various countries throughout the world, 58% […]

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