03
September
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3 reasons why you need diversity in the workforce

The team at Right Hand HR was rather surprised recently when we came across the following Guardian’s headline '40% of managers avoid hiring younger women to get around maternity leave' . It was reporting the findings of the survey of 500 managers b...
28
August
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Employing a Reservist

Recent government reforms will see the UK armed forces shrink from 110,000 to 82,000 soldiers. In order to compensate this, as part of plans for Future Force 2020, the government have aimed to increase the number of army reservists from 19,000 to 30,...
21
July
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European Court rules Holiday Pay should Include Commission

Lock vs British Gas Much to the dismay of employers, the European Court of Justice has determined that Holiday Pay should cover lost commission in order to stop commission based staff being deterred from exercising their right to annual leave. The r...
16
July
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Deductions from wages

We often receive questions about whether or not deductions can be made from an employee’s wages for a variety of reasons.  This is a complex area which is subject to strict rules under employment legislation and guidance should be sought in order ...
16
July
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Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage

The subject of the correct rate of pay for employees who hold a role in which they ‘sleep on the job’, has been a topic of much debate for many years. The debate emanates from the dispute between whether time asleep should be regarded as ‘worki...
16
July
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Redundancy and Collective Consultation

For many years HR Personnel have practiced group consultations based on their interpretation of the UK version of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act TULR(C)A 1992 . The act states that “where it proposes to dismiss by reason o...
16
July
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'Reasonable Adjustments' Case Law

It is common knowledge that employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled workers are not seriously disadvantaged when carrying out their jobs. However as there is no legal definition, it is very difficult from an employer’s poin...
16
July
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Ill Health Dismissals and Contractual Notice Payments

We have recently had a number of queries regarding the legal position on the treatment of notice pay in cases where an employee has been dismissed on the grounds of their ill health during a period of sick leave, where they are not receiving their no...