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Settlement Agreements – A Win-Win Method For Resolving Employment Disputes

As the Furlough Scheme is beginning to wind down, many employers are being forced to take stock of their labour requirements.  Undertaking a rightsizing exercise, whereby you evaluate whether your current staff have the skills and talent required to ensure your business can achieve its short, medium, and long term goals can result in both…

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National Breastfeeding Week

This year, England’s National Breastfeeding Week runs from 20 – 26th June and it is run by Public Health England. We have chosen to focus our attention on this from an employment perspective as employers have a critical role to play in offering support and encouragement to breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding needs to be seen as a normal part…

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Can You Work Yourself To Death?

Alarming new research has shown that 745,000 people died in 2016 from stroke and heart disease due to long working hours.  The study, conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation, found that a working week of 55 hours or more (or 11-hour days) was associated with a 35 per cent higher risk…

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Is Dominic Cummings Protected By Whistleblowing Legislation?

Is Dominic Cummings Protected By Whistleblowing Legislation? In recent weeks, the newspapers have given extensive coverage to the Prime Minister’s former chief adviser Dominic Cumming’s explosive blog post in which he made several revelations concerning the Prime Minister and certain Whitehall staff. Mr Cumming’s actions have already resulted in serious ramifications for the Prime Minister,…

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Equal Pay

It has been a very busy few months in the Employment law world with yet another ground-breaking Supreme Court decision. The Supreme Court have ruled that an in-store role can be compared to a depot role for the purposes of equal pay. This decision now enables the Asda store-workers to bring a claim in an…

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