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Gender pay likely to stay in the spotlight

The BBC found itself in a media storm last month, following the publication of salaries paid to its highest-earning stars, which revealed that only one-third of its 96 top earners were women, and the top seven were all men. Since then, staff at the Financial Times have threatened to strike over the paper’s reported 13% per cent gender pay gap.

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Supreme Court rule Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

UNISON sought judicial review of the Fees Order because it unlawfully prevents/restricts access to justice.

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Good intentions not enough in wage calculations

Accurate calculations of the National Minimum Wage continue to cause headaches for employers, with an employment tribunal acknowledging the complexity, saying there is no single key to unlock every case.

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Whistleblowing and the Public Interest Test

On 10 July 2017, in the case of Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chestertons) & Anor v Nurmohamed, the Court of Appeal reached a decision after considering the meaning of the words ‘in the public interest’.

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New deadlines for changes in company ownership

Businesses have new deadlines to comply with regulations around transparency of ownership under the so-called ‘PSC’ regime.

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EPCs

Time to get excited?

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Insight

Workforce wellbeing must include
mental health awareness

A recent workplace study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that those suffering from mental health issues were 37% more likely to get into conflict with colleagues, 80% found it difficult to concentrate and 50% are potentially less patient with customers/clients.

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How 2 Work Together

Dealing with difficult people and situations at work

A joint seminar by Karen Cole and Alison Kemp

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Holiday injuries

From a nasty tumble on a wet patio by the pool, or food poisoning after a gourmet dinner, it is possible for personal injury claims for holiday accidents and illness to be brought against various parties.

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How to speed up the conveyance process

Getting that SOLD! sign up faster in a soft market

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GDPR: Are you ready?

After four years of wrangling, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations come into effect from 28 May 2018. That gives everyone affected less than a year to make sure they are ready for the changes, and that they comply to the letter of the law.

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Stripping it back to understand dress codes

This summer has seen dress codes being re-written by Royalty, MPs and now the Anglican church, leaving many wondering where they stand in the workplace.

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