Can you legally ask if someone is neurodivergent?

The CIPD estimates that 1 in 5 people are neurodivergent in some way, representing a significant proportion of any workforce. Businesses must consider neurodiversity as an essential part of their Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) strategy and their people management approach. More information about forming a Diversity and Inclusion policy can be found here. Yet, […]

The business owner’s guide to menopause in the workplace

Menopause is a natural part of the ageing process and is experienced by most women, usually between the ages of 45-55, add the workplace into the mix and things can become even tougher… Symptoms can be both physical and psychological and they can vary significantly from person to person. For some, they can be extremely […]

What is constructive dismissal?

You’ve probably heard the term ‘constructive dismissal’ before, but are you clear on what it actually means? Constructive dismissal is the term that applies when a change to an employee’s working conditions or unfair treatment forces them to quit. Sometimes this is confused with unfair dismissal, which is where you fire the employee. With constructive […]

Not completing right to work checks? You could be fined up to £60k

The maximum fine for employing an illegal worker is increasing from £20,000 to £60,000! And if you’re found to knowingly employ an illegal worker, you can also face criminal charges. The Government can audit you at any time. If they suspect you have employed an illegal worker, whether knowingly or not, it is your responsibility […]

How to handle Flexible Working requests (Employment Rights Bill)

What does the new Flexible Working amendment mean for you and your business? How should you handle requests for flexible working? What are your employees’ rights in this area, and what are yours? Here’s everything you need to know. What change has been made to the Employment Rights Bill? The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 […]

Important changes to employment law coming into effect in April 2024 and beyond

There are a number of changes to employment legislation coming in 2024, with some being effective from April.    This blog looks at the timeline of employment law changes that will be coming into force that will have a practical impact on organisations and employees including: The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 From April 2024, employees […]

New Statutory rates for 2024 & Mistakes to Avoid!

The UK government have released the new National Minimum Wage rates (NMW) effective from 1st April 2024. The table below shows the updated rates and more information can be found here. Age Rate from April 2023 Rate from April 2024 National Living Wage for those aged 21and over £10.42 £11.44 National Minimum wage for those […]

Employers guide to effective recruitment

Finding the best people while keeping costs low We all know how difficult it can be to find the best person for the job.   In this blog we look at effective recruitment practices that will maximize your chances of successfully filling your vacancies. Where to start? There’s so much to consider; the skills and […]

Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023

Part 2: New holiday rules for irregular-hours and part-year workers The Government has announced changes to the calculation of holiday pay, due to come into force for England, Wales and Scotland on 1 January 2024 under the draft Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 New holiday rules for irregular-hours and part-year workers […]

Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 

Part 1: Calculation of holiday pay The Government has announced changes to the calculation of holiday pay, due to come into force for England, Wales and Scotland on 1 January 2024 under the draft Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 Annual Leave payments – Current situation Almost all people classed as workers […]

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