How to avoid the legal hangover of the works Christmas party

The works Christmas party is a time for employees to be merry and employers to beware. Employers look upon the works Christmas party season as an opportunity to recognise their employees’ contributions and efforts throughout the year. They also consider it to be an occasion to assist with team building and boosting staff morale. However,…

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Should I provide an outgoing employee with a reference?

There is no legal requirement for an employer to give an outgoing employee a reference, unless they are in a regulated industry. A regulated industry may include the financial services, banking or the care industry. Whilst a contractual right to a reference is unlikely, an employee may try and negotiate the provision of a reference…

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How will the holiday pay ruling affect you?

Workers in the UK have won a landmark case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal which will see regular overtime included in holiday pay. This means that those who are required to work overtime as a regular part of their job will have these earnings taken into account when holiday pay is calculated. The ruling is…

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The right to make a flexible working request is extended

Previously employees with children aged 16 or under and those with disabled children under the age of 18, had the right to apply to work more flexibly. Now every employee with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment has a right to make a flexible working request.  Although it must be remembered that an eligible employee…

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