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Happy New Year (of Holidays!) - Tips on How to Manage Holiday Requests

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17/01/2023 Christine: Let's move on to our second topic, our happy holiday requests. So New Year brings lots of sickness, but it also brings the new holiday year, which is brilliant. But we get conflicting requests from employees who all want the same two weeks off in the summer, or they want to be off durin...
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Policies and Procedures Leave Family Friendly Rights
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Office Etiquette During Flu Season

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17/01/2023 Christine: So let's have a look then at our first topic, the office etiquette during flu season. So COVID-19 is on the rise, flu season is upon us, and there are numerous bugs during the rounds in schools across the country. So how can you keep a healthy workforce without ruffling legal feathers? ...
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Helpful Tips on How to Lay the HR Groundwork for a Successful Christmas Party Event

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 14/12/2022 Christine: So, "Are you planning an in-person work Christmas get together this year?" We've got, yes, we can't wait to hit the dance floor, or no, COVID gave us the welcome excuse to stop doing them. So, as I said at the start, Christmas parties are making a comeback this year. COVID is on the wan...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures Employee Engagement
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Working or Shirking from Home?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 14/12/2022 Christine: So working or shirking, Seamus. Basically, the world is divided into two different sectors. We've got kind of our Alan Sugars, our Elon Musks that think if you're not sitting in front of me at your desk, slaving away, then you're not really working. There was a CEO who put a comment on ...
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Remote and Hybrid Working
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Dealing with Quiet Quitting

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 22/11/2022 Christine: So I'm sure anyone who's been on social media, especially TikTok, has heard this phrase quiet quitting. The millennials have invented it, but is it actually new? I mean, working to rule would be what I would call it. The baby boomers are giving off saying, "Well, in my day, it was calle...
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Discipline and Grievance Contracts of Employment Employee Engagement
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The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - a "Bonfire of Worker's Rights"?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 22/11/2022 Christine: First things first, I will just get my soapbox ready and get onto it here. So the new Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill. I have dropped it into the hand-out section of the webinar. Please do take a look at it. It's a really important piece of legislation, and it kind of got l...
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Contracts of Employment Comparative Law
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An Update on Zero-hours Workers and those in the Gig Economy

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 21/11/2022 Christine: If we just move on to our final topic of the morning, Seamus. So tough economic times, as we know. Zero hours workers and people in the gig economy are probably among the most vulnerable. This is an ever-evolving area of law. So what's happening? What's the latest on it, Seamus? Seamus:...
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Contracts of Employment Wellbeing
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Your Employee Takes on a Second Job – Should You Care?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 21/11/2022 Christine: Yeah. So just conscious of the time, I want to just get onto kind of the last part of this discussion, which is about employees taking on a second job. On the face of it, you would go, "Well, fair enough. It's their life. Off they go, get on with it". But it can cause difficulties, can'...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time
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Company Loans to Employees - Should You Offer Them? And If So, How Do You Manage them?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 21/11/2022 Christine: And with a company loan, you've mentioned that a couple of times, how would you go about managing that? You're going to need paperwork to back this up. It's going to be a deduction from wages in reality, isn't it? Seamus: It is, yeah. Look, some employers, some of those large companies...
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Contracts of Employment
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Contractual Pay Rise v One-off Payments – the Pros and Cons of Each Solution

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 21/11/2022 Christine: Yeah. So we've got contractual pay rise on one hand, which obviously becomes a legal obligation once you do it, it's in the contract there, versus the one-off payment. So how would you manage a one-off payment? How do you express that to make sure it's not, "Oh, it's October. It's time ...
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Contracts of Employment