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Hiring for Growth; Free Employment Workshop

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Pinney Talfourd are delighted to be presenting at the Hiring for Growth Employment Workshop hosted by Brentwood Borough Council on 14 January 2020.​Whether you're taking on your first employee or expanding your existing team, our panel of speakers will show you how to grow your company by making smart recruitment decisions, developing cle...
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What you can learn from Thomas Cook redundancy process

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Travel giant Thomas Cook ceased trading last month, leaving thousands of staff facing redundancy.However, there have been accusations that Thomas Cook failed to follow the proper redundancy procedures and could face penalties as a result. But do you know the correct procedure?The 178-year-old business went into compulsory liquidation on 23 Sep...
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How Thomas Cook employees can seek compensation at Employment Tribunal

How Thomas Cook employees can seek compensation at Employment Tribunal
With the news of Thomas Cook's compulsory liquidation, there has been much focus on how holidaymakers can recoup losses but what about the employees? If you worked at Thomas Cook, you may be entitled to compensation by making a Protective Award Claim. The sun has set on beloved British travel group Thomas Cook and with it went the bright outlook fo...
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NDA update: Government announces new restrictions

NDA update: Government announces new restrictions
After a recent report, the Government has announced new legislation to target misuse of Non-Disclosure Agreements, especially those seeking to "cover up" harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Further to the Women and Equalities Committee's critical report last month on the 'cover-up' culture in some workplaces, the Government has proposed...
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Time to take care of business - April Employment Law Update

Time to take care of business - April Employment Law Update
April is a busy month for businesses and employment lawyers alike. A number of employment law changes have come into effect in April that HR Directors and employers need be aware of. Employment Solicitor Alexander Pearce provides a summary of these updates:  Employment Tribunal Compensation Limit Change The limit on the amount of compensa...
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Dismissing an Employee for Blowing the Whistle Could Cost You Millions

Dismissing an Employee for Blowing the Whistle Could Cost You Millions
The law provides protection against victimisation or dismissal for employees or workers reporting wrongdoing by their employers or third parties. It is unlawful for an employer to subject an employee to a detriment such as disciplinary action, loss of work or pay, or damage to career prospects on the ground that they have 'blown the whistle', or in...
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Zero-Hour Contract FAQs

Zero-Hour Contract FAQs
It is estimated that there are some 900,000 people in the UK are on zero-hours contracts; circa 9 years ago the number of people on a zero-hour contract was estimated at just 143,000. We look at the most frequently asked questions relating to this ever-popular method of employment.​WHAT IS A ZERO-HOUR CONTRACT?A zero hour contract can be simply exp...
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Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers

Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers
​Employing people seems like a fairly simple process - hire them, then set them to work…but is it really that easy? We round up our top tips for employers when it comes to employment law and legal practices in the workplace. Many employers find the list of employment rights and legal responsibilities intimidating. But conforming to employer's legal...
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Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers - Part Two

Copy of Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers - Part Two
​Managing a team within the workplace can be a daunting experience - we round up some more of our top tips for employers around appeals, pregnancy and office banter. Many employers are apprehensive when it comes to more 'delicate' issues within the workplace; what exactly should you do when a female member of staff informs you that they're pregnant...
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How sure do you have to be to dismiss for gross misconduct?

How Sure do You have to be to Dismiss for Gross Misconduct?
​Gross misconduct is defined as behaviour from an employee which is so considered to be so bad that it destroys the relationship between employee and employer. Employers must be aware of the law before heading into this territory – read our FAQs relating to gross misconduct for employers.Where an employee has more than two years' service, they have...
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Employment Law - Equal Pay for Equal Work

Employment Law - Equal Pay for Equal Work
The pay difference between men and women who carry out the same or similar roles is very much still a live issue, 47 years after the Equal Pay Act. The Equality Act 2010 now tackles the issues of equal pay for equal work. We look at exactly what this means for employers and employees. You only need to cast your memory back to July 2017 when the BBC...
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Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation - The Basics

Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation - The Basics
​Let's be honest – discrimination, bullying, victimisation and harassment can be portrayed as meaning the same thing – especially in a workplace environment. So what's the difference between each definition? We run through the basics of the legal meanings of discrimination, harassment and victimisation.In the Equality Act 2010, victimisation and ha...
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Disability in the Workplace FAQs

Disability in the Workplace FAQs
As an employer, it pays to be aware of your responsibilities for disabled persons to avoid potential claims for disability discrimination and the financial penalties these bring.Employment tribunal claims for disability discrimination can lead to the burden of huge financial penalties for employers. It therefore pays to be aware of your responsibil...
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What you should do if you've been unfairly dismissed

What You Should Do If You've Been Unfairly Dismissed
Being dismissed from your job or position is a traumatic experience for anyone, and it can be all the worse if you feel the dismissal was unfair or undeserved.This guide will take you through the steps you'll need to follow to get the best possible resolution:1. Have you been 'dismissed'?2. Was your dismissal legally 'unfair'?3. Appeal the decision...
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