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Tribunal Fees A Thing of the Past

Tribunal Fees
A Thing of the Past

In July 2013, employment tribunal fees were introduced by the Coalition Government and then, in a landmark decision by the Supreme Court on 26th July 2017, they were abolished.
This post discusses the reasons the tribunal fees were introduced, why they were abolished, what the resulting situation has been and what you should do now.

Insights into Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave and Parental Leave

Family Leave Pay:
Insights into Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave and Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave are all types of Family Leave that are available to working parents. They are complex pieces of legislation that have left many employers unclear as to what the rules are around pay and in particular, where do men and women need to be treated the same. Find out what you should be doing.

Vaping at Work - Lighter HR

Vaping at Work
Allowed or Not Allowed?

It’s been 10 years since the introduction of the ban on smoking in public places and indoor work places in the UK, and now the thought of someone ‘lighting up’ in a smoking room in your office building seems quite strange. However, whilst the smoking ban is quite straightforward, the relatively new concept of e-cigarettes, or ‘vaping’, is still causing confusion with employers. Find out what the rules are regarding vaping at work.

employee reward – Time to Look Beyond the Traditional

Employee Reward:
Time to Look Beyond the Traditional?

It is typically quite straight forward when we think about a rewards package for our employees – it’s a salary and maybe some commission or bonus scheme. This is understandable. It’s the way that things have always been.
But isn’t it about time we rethink our reward practices? Employee motivation for coming to work has changed significantly and the working practices themselves keep transforming so why not also rethink how we reward our people?

UK Skills Gap - The Need to Invest in Management Skills

UK Skills Gap:
The Need to Invest in Management Skills

Articles are appearing in the press with increasing frequency and sense of urgency around the UK skills gap. Much of this is due to Brexit and the fact that the UK has had access to a diverse workforce, pulled from across the EU and it’s possible that our exit from the EU will put an end to this. We’ll need to be more self-sufficient and we need to be thinking now about how we start to make sure that we have the right talent to move us forward. In this blog post we look at this topic in more detail.

Working Hours
The Right to Disconnect

Everyone agrees that when you are running your own business it is difficult to switch off. There are growth plans to make, budgets to manage, and employees to consider – oh, and the business of actually doing the work! You probably can’t disconnect that easily – but what about your employees?

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