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January 17, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Double Jeopardy – punished twice for the same misconduct

Can an employer re-investigate the same allegations against the same employee? Common sense probably tells you that there is something inherently wrong with this idea... [More]

January 13, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Top 10 - Excuses Used to Dodge The Minimum Wage

Despite the National Minimum Wage being law since April 1999, some employers continue to flout the law. HMRC investigators have made public some of the reasons unscrupulous employers gave when quizzed... [More]

January 11, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Should UK employers consider giving workers a ‘right to disconnect’?

Some have argued that limiting an employee's access to emails outside of work hours could boost both wellbeing and productivity. This is exactly what has happened in France where legislation has been introduced... [More]

January 6, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Sexual Harassment in the workplace – what employers can do better

Allegations of sexual harassment are often one of the most widely reported cases when they come before an Employment Tribunal – and can be one of the most damaging. What should businesses do to try and prevent such accusations in the first place and stop them hitting the headlines? [More]

January 3, 2017  |  Samantha Ibrahim

Wills! Why Should I Make a Will?

I have been asked by so many people “why should I make a Will?” Some people say “I am young I don’t need to make a Will yet”. Others have told me “I don’t have time to deal with making a Will right now.” [More]

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