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Five myths about fixed-term employment contracts

When used correctly, fixed-term employment contracts are an effective tool for matching staffing levels with the needs of the business. However, there are some surprising myths about fixed-term employment contracts that can lead even seasoned HR...

Employee shareholder contracts - HRLaw's need to know guide

From September 2013, employers will be permitted to give a new employee shares in the employer’s business in return for the new employee giving up some fundamental employment rights.  Shares awarded under the new arrangements enjoy generous tax...

Top tips for avoiding claims in relation to fixed term contracts

Fixed term contracts are a favoured tool for employers looking for both certainty and flexibility in their workforce. However, it is a common misconception that fixed term workers have less employment protections than permanent employees. There are a number...

Aunty advises on Team Moves

Dear Aunty I am a CEO of a wealth management business (“the Company”).  Recently the Company bought out a traditional stock broking firm and took over its employees.  After we bought the firm, one senior member of staff, John Smith...

Summary of where we are with the various Government consultations into simplifying/updating employment law

We were bombarded through the autumn with news of the Coalition’s proposals on reforming employment law via various initiatives and from various government departments. As a result there are currently a number of consultations currently underway. ...

LLP Member cannot pursue a whistle blowing claim.

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down its judgment in Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof in which it was decided that a true partner cannot also be a worker and cannot, therefore, bring a whistle blowing claim. This follows just a few months on from...

Auntie looks at the most recent developments with pensions auto-enrolment

Dear Auntie I am the CEO of a medium-sized company, “Up-and-Coming”, which has around 200 employees. I have been reading a lot in the papers recently about the pensions auto-enrolment scheme, but am unsure of how it will impact us, when the...

Documenting sabbaticals

In the current economic climate, many employers are using career breaks to retain staff but cut costs. The generation “X” demand for more flexibility in their career has also seen a rise in employees seeking to take time off to spend time with...

Suspension of Employees during Disciplinary Proceedings - Approach with Caution!

We have seen an increasing trend for employers suspending employees during disciplinary proceedings almost as a matter of course. However, this is a risky approach which can trigger a number of claims, and so it is an area to be approached with caution....
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