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Emergency blood couriers now ruled as employees
The majority of blood couriers across the country, controlled by The Doctors Laboratory, were classed as self-employed drivers until last year. This article looks at
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Five tips to get the best out of staff returning from maternity leave
All too often, time runs away in business and before we know it, it is time to integrate staff back into work after their maternity
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Employment law: The Government’s proposals following the Taylor review
Flint Bishop’s Employment experts share their thoughts below on the Government's response to the Taylor Review. Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society
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Gender pay gap reporting – an overview
What is the gender pay gap? The gender pay gap shows the difference between the average earnings of men and women. Do you have to
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Employment law round-up of important cases from 2017
There have been many employment law cases which have gone through the courts and employment tribunals during 2017. Some were unsurprising but some were unexpected. Here
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How do you make pay cuts and avoid unfair dismissal claims?
Introducing pay cuts, or any other change to employees’ contracts, should follow a period of consultation with the workforce. There is, however, a way around
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Calculating holiday pay: Voluntary overtime
You will no doubt have heard of a number of holiday pay cases that have been decided by Employment Tribunals over recent years.  Perhaps the
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Calculating strike pay
How much pay should an educational institution deduct when staff lawfully strike for one day? In the recent Supreme Court decision of Hartley v King
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Mental health awareness
With mental health awareness week recently passed, it raises the sometimes tricky topic of how employers deal with mental health in the workplace. Dealing with
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The Gig Economy – How this may affect you
  What’s the gig with the ‘gig economy’? The world of work is changing.  Companies are always looking for more efficient ways to work, and better
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