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Zap Frivolous and Vexatious Grievances
Zap Frivolous and Vexatious Grievances

23 / 12 / 2021

Most employers will be familiar with a situation where an employee raises frequent grievances, often over irrelevant, unimportant or imagined issues and then drags their feet during the grievance resolution process.

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow

09 / 12 / 2021

Bad weather creates transport disruption. Travelling can be complicated at the best of times. In the middle of a storm the problems get considerably worse. All employees must notify you as soon as possible and there is no legal right for staff to be paid for working time that they have missed because of travel disruption.

The Surprising Benefits of Housework
The Surprising Benefits of Housework

25 / 11 / 2021

We all know that to keep well, especially as we age, we need to keep moving. But globally – even -pre-pandemic - data indicates that physical activity was well below recommended weekly levels and had budged little in a decade.

Deductions from NMW
Deductions from NMW

10 / 11 / 2021

What deductions should be made to workers’ income to calculate if NMW is being paid? The worker must still be left with at least the NMW after these deductions and payments have been taken into account. It can be a tricky question.

Limited Right of Substitution
Limited Right of Substitution

27 / 10 / 2021

The question of “personal performance” is one of the key determinants of employment status. Employees and workers are required to deliver work in person and cannot introduce a substitute to work on their behalf.