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Redundancies: navigating tricky issues

Employers often view redundancy as a relatively simple way of ending employment. However, redundancy dismissals are often deemed to be unfair because employers have overlooked relatively simple requirements or they have been caught-out by a more tricky...

Myth buster - giving notice and notice periods

Following on from our look at the top five myths about fixed terms contracts ( available here ), this month we look at some of the common misconceptions about notice and notice periods. The employer can refuse to accept an employee’s resignation. ...

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...

Now they have it, now they don't - the dos and don'ts of withdrawing job offers

There might be a number of reasons why an employer would want to withdraw an offer of employment.  For example, its business requirements may have changed so it no longer has any need for the person/role it had offered a job to.  Or, one of the...

The CEO's wandering hands

Dov Charney and American Apparel have been in the news in recent days as a result of Mr Charney’s alleged predatory behaviour and sexual harassment. Perhaps this is merely an excuse for a powerplay aimed at obtaining control of the company, but a messy...

Today is a good day for employers

Today is a good news day for employers and those working in HR! The Coalition Government has introduced three significant legislative changes all of which take effect today and should make your life easier: 1. Settlement discussions The new legislation...

Top tips for handling rogue employees

The Rise of Employee Fraud The last decade has seen increased reliance on information technology and growth in complex and sophisticated financial products and markets.  These factors, coupled with the continuing pressure on businesses to cut costs...

Five things you may not know about compromise agreements

Compromise agreements (soon to be called “settlement agreements”) are familiar to almost all HR professionals.  They are a very common and useful tool in providing employers and employees with a clearly defined break in their...

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...

I'll see you in court! What to do if you receive a High Court claim

Dear Auntie I have returned from holiday to find a High Court claim from a former employee. We dismissed him over a year ago so I had assumed he had decided not to take matters any further. At the time, we dismissed him for gross misconduct and he was upset...
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