The new Fit For Work service: What is it and how does it work?

In 2011 the Government announced that it planned to introduce a new health and work scheme, aimed at helping employers and employees facilitate a return to work for employees who have been off work sick for over 4 weeks. The scheme is called “Fit For Work” and the first phase was launched in December 2014....

Enforced data subject access requests are now unlawful

A new criminal offence has come in to force this month to prevent employers forcing job applicants and employees to reveal their criminal records history without going through the correct channels. The new offence aims to prevent what are known as “enforced subject access requests”. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, an individual has the...

Redundancy: myths and useful facts for employers

A business objective to save money will not necessarily fall within the definition of a redundancy. Redundancy relates to circumstances where there is a business closure, closure of a particular place of work, or where work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished or is expected to.   As a cost saving measure, you...

When did you last update your Will?

It is advisable to have a Will in place so that your family can deal with your estate in accordance with your wishes, giving you peace of mind.  Nearly two thirds of people don't currently have a Will and assume that their spouse/civil partner will inherit, which may not be the case if you have children. You should...

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