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Weekly Review of Developments 28/2/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 28/02/2020 There's only one story in town this week - stay safe folks! This week's top stories: As the number of cases of Covid-19 increase across Europe some London firms are sending staff home. In Northern Ireland the BBC reported that 52 tests for virus in NI have come back negative while at the same ti...
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Weekly Review of Developments 21/2/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 21/02/2020 News this week that a firm in England will reimburse staff who claim lunch expenses, but only for vegetarian lunches. They were going to make it vegan-only but some workers thought that was just nuts. We've changed our introductory format this week to give readers a fuller overview of the employmen...
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Weekly Review of Developments 14/2/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 14/02/2020 Oh, no! This weekend's storm is called Dennis. That could be really menacing. The storm after that will be Eeyore, which will bring with it a severe depression... What we learned this week: The Equality Commission has published its 29th Fair Employment Monitoring Report Parental Bereavement Leave ...
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Weekly Review of Developments 7/2/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 07/02/2020 We usually try to write a pithy remark to start these reviews but people have died, jobs are being lost and staff laid off without pay as a result of coronavirus. It’s no laughing matter. Time to check your policies/contracts and chat seriously to staff, we think… What we learned this week: The on...
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Weekly Review of Developments 31/1/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 31/01/2020 Au revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, addio, adios, Tchau, do widzenia, slán, etc, and etc. My, these online translators are handy. Do we still get to keep them? And did we get the Oxford commas right? What we learned this week: As Brexit becomes a reality tonight there is a plethora of advice and guidance ...
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Weekly Review of Developments 24/1/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 24/01/2020 Early conciliation through the LRA starts next week. Better early conciliation than the late conciliation between Brad and Jennifer that sent social media into meltdown this week, that’s for sure. What we learned this week: Early Conciliation comes into effect from Monday, 27th January A legal s...
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Weekly Review of Developments 17/1/2020

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 17/01/2020 The folks are back on the hill. Maybe we’ll see GPG reporting, good work plans or the new 4 year old Tribunal Rules commenced? Can’t wait. What we learned this week: The shortlist for the NI Equality and Diversity Awards 2020 is published A transgender woman has settled her case against Debenhams ...
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Weekly Review of Developments 10/1/20

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 10/01/2020 Our New Year resolution really should be to adopt Finland’s proposed 6-hour x 4-day week. But we’ve no time to think about that – here’s what’s happened since Christmas… Early Conciliation legislation has been published online and commences 27th January Legal Island's founder, Barry Phillips, rece...
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Weekly Review of Developments 19/12/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 19/12/2019 Welcome to the last weekly review email of the year. We'll be back in the New Year with a bumper edition. Stay safe and we hope you have a lovely Christmas. What we learned this week: You can start your New Year learning with our regular free monthly webinar on 10th Jan with O'Reilly Stewart Soli...
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Weekly Review of Developments 13/12/2019

Posted in: Weekly Review of Developments on 13/12/2019 Inspired by a lovely card from HR consultant Christine Swail this week, if you're in HR, let's hope today's Christmas party is an investigation-free zone. If the party is next week on Black Eye Friday, you've only yourself to blame. What we learned this week: The run-up to the election brought B...