Employment contracts – why bother?

Employment contracts – why bother?

Despite it being a legal obligation, many business owners think that it’s in their interests to delay giving an employee a contract, or not bothering at all, but this article will explain the importance of having employment contracts in place. Clarity and avoids...
No More Employment Tribunal Fees

No More Employment Tribunal Fees

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that charging employees fees to bring employment tribunal cases is unlawful. The fees were introduced in 2013, and charged individuals up to £1,200 to make a claim. This meant a 79% reduction in employment tribunal cases over the past...
Why do I need a casual dress policy?

Why do I need a casual dress policy?

Last week saw an outsourcing firm update its policy on the requirement for women in certain roles to wear high heels after a massive media and public backlash against their former policy.  Their policy was potentially open to challenge on the grounds of sex...
Social Media and Employees

Social Media and Employees

With the rise and rise of social media and mobile devises in the workplace employers are rightly concerned about the impact of such casual social commentary in the workplace.  What if an employee blogs, posts or tweets something inappropriate or offensive?  What if it...