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Russell HR's Plans For Expansion......
Russell HR's Plans For Expansion......

22 / 04 / 2009

As business continues to grow and we haven’t yet found a cloning machine for Kate – we are looking to expand our team! We would be keen to hear from HR generalists, who would like to join our team on a flexible part -time basis, initially for a fixed term contract of three months. The successful applicant will have some...

Hold the Front Page! Paperboy Appeals Against Unfair Dismissal Decision.
Hold the Front Page! Paperboy Appeals Against Unfair Dismissal Decision.

16 / 04 / 2009

Here’s an interesting case spotted in the Times Online last week. Kentish paperboy Myles Bebbington is 15. He was paid £2.50 a day, for half an hour’s work starting at 7am, and was given £2.50 extra if he worked seven days a week. When the owner of the papershop asked him to start his shift at 6.30am, Myles’s mother complained....

Ginger Consultation Takes the Biscuit
Ginger Consultation Takes the Biscuit

10 / 04 / 2009

Breaking news that the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform was launching a consultation on discrimination against ginger haired people sent employment lawyers scurrying for information last week. Law firm Wake Smith & Tofields sent out the law bulletin saying the Government was consulting on “gingerism” as an extension of equality laws. Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock was cited...

Getting Better (Attendance)
Getting Better (Attendance)

09 / 04 / 2009

This story about managing attendance was sent to us by one of our business contacts. It tickled us, so we thought it worth a mention. “ My in-laws run a limited company which is largely funded through public grants, and due to the nature of its activities has a high proportion of former public sector workers. One of the managers...

When I’m 64 (And Three Quarters)......
When I’m 64 (And Three Quarters)......

02 / 04 / 2009

For the first time in the UK there are more people over 65 than under 16 and demands are being made more vociferously for people to be able to work beyond pensionable age. Last week two immigration judges, Stuart Southgate and Jeremy Varcoe, who were forced to retire at 70, brought a case against the Ministry of Justice over in...

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