Employment law can appear complex and tends to make managers nervous but according to HR expert Sue Ingram, author of ‘FIRE WELL’ it’s actually, at its core, simple, straightforward and based on common sense.
Redundancy can a difficult subject for both employer and employee, and there are a number of myths surrounding the subject. No employer likes to let hard-working staff go, but unfortunately on occasion a business might need to downscale, and as a result jobs must be cut. As a result, employers need to ensure they fully understand the redundancy process and are able to debunk any common myths.
Business partnerships – often started through friendship or a close family relationship – are based on no more than a handshake or a gentleman’s agreement.
Disability in the workplace is certainly a tricky issue for employers. However, choosing a common sense approach to employee health issues – whether physical or mental – can help to make people management decisions that bit simpler.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors look at 10 common workplace threats, the potential injuries and what businesses can do to protect employees and themselves.
A landmark case relating to how holiday pay should be calculated for employees who earn commission has found that commission payments which are intrinsically linked to the performance of a worker’s’ contractual duties must be included in holiday pay calculations.
Michael Ross, a 50-year-old property developer, registered the website “playboy.london” in his kitchen, while joking with his wife and a friend over a few bottles of wine and six months later he’s taking Playboy Enterprises Inc. to court in the U.K. to stop the adult entertainment company founded by Hugh Hefner from seizing the domain.
When two employees at New Zealand insurance brokers Marsh Ltd were caught being intimate with each other on company property outside of working hours, it wasn’t just their colleagues that they had to worry about.
Merger and acquisition is on the increase in the professional services marketplace as organisations look to gain market share and manage escalating competition. But, with pressure on prices, growing demand for a new billing model, and a need to radically improve customer service, just what is the best way of achieving the objectives of consolidation?