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The Essential Guide to Employment Contracts

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A for Absence

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 06/06/2013 Kiera Lee writes:The UK Government has recognised employers need help in navigating and managing absence issues. Report on the issues available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/health-at-work-gov-response.pdf The UK government are setting up a state-funded ...
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Y for "Y" – Why Worry? Is Prosecution Under the Bribery Act a Reality?"

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 29/01/2013 Kiera Lee, writes:The Act came into force on 1st July 2011. It repeals and consolidates previous legislation and is an attempt to ‘bring about behavioural change within businesses themselves, creating corporate cultures in which no form of corruption is tolerated.’ Jack Straw.Main ProvisionsThe Act...
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X for 'X' Employees- Giving References

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 20/11/2012 Kiera Lee, writes:Unlike so many other areas in employment law the position on references is not subject to continual change. There a few issues employers should bear in mind when asked to provide a reference for a former employee.Do I Have to Give a Reference?There is no general statutory obligati...
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W for www.socialmedia@work.com

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 14/08/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: Social media is an ever increasing presence and for many people formed a large part of how they enjoyed the Olympics. Twitter estimates there were more than 50 million tweets about the Olympics and 80,000 per minute after Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200-metre sprint. Ame...
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V for Volunteer

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 10/07/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: Last year 250,000 people applied for 70,000 volunteering opportunities during the Olympic Games this summer. Volunteering is becoming more popular in a climate where it can be difficult to get paid work and the government is keen to promote community involvement. Many organisatio...
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U for Under Pressure

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 08/05/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: It is important to manage pressure in the workplace. HSE statistics in GB show that work related stress cost the economy 10.8m working days in 2010/11 and that on average, an employee with stress will miss 27 days of work. In Northern Ireland the HSE estimates that the cost of s...
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T for Time Apart

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 20/03/2012 Kiera Lee, writes: The Office for National Statistics published figures in December 2011 which show the number of people working part-time has reached record levels: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_247259.pdf This is due to the reduction in available full time work and to an increase in flexibl...
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S for Settling Employment Claims

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 14/02/2012 Kiera Lee, writies: No matter how thoroughly employers conduct dismissal procedures or how fair is the reason for dismissal, there will inevitably be times when it makes business sense to settle a dispute by way of a compromise agreement. Compromise agreements are binding agreements between employe...
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R for Restricting Competition

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 17/01/2012 Kiera Lee, writes:Employers have an inherent interest in protecting their business and any confidential information it needs to do so. This is balanced by the fact that it is necessary for most employees to have access to some level of confidential information or business know-how in order to do th...
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Q for Questions About the Data Protection Act 1998 - Employer Obligations

Posted in: Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 13/12/2011 Kiera Lee, writes: 1. Does the Data protection Act 1998 apply to employee information? The Data protection Act 1998 (DPA) applies to processing of ‘personal data’. Personal data is defined in the DPA as that which relates to an individual who can be identified from the data. Any information giving ...