The HR Headmistress' blog

Are You “Good Work” Ready?

18th December 2019

Following Matthew Taylor’s report in 2017, now often referred to simply as “Good Work” for brevity, the Government adopted a recommendation that workers are given a written statement of their main employment terms at an early...

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Blog Monitoring Social Media

11th December 2019

Today much of our communication is via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. If employees breach their employer’s social media policy during working hours and/ or on company equipment, they will face...

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Offering Sabbaticals

23rd October 2019

Time off from work is a precious benefit and highly valued by employees. Some organisations go a step further and offer extra time off from the working life – a sort of mid-life gap year - and these have come to be known as sabbaticals.

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When Does Custom and Practice Affect Contract Terms?

12th September 2018

Custom and practice is one of ways in which employment terms may vary an employment contract. In order for a term to become implied by custom and practice it must be “reasonable, notorious and certain”.

The term varying the contract...

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