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An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise. An easy to listen to legal and practical update.

An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise. An easy to listen to legal and practical update.
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An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise. An easy to listen to legal and practical update.

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English


Episodes

Managing Sickness Absence 4: Frequently Asked Questions

1/21/2019
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Dealing with sickness absence in the workplace This episode of the podcast is the fourth and final part of a mini series on managing sickness absence at work and in this episode I cover some frequently asked questions and listener questions. In this episode I will cover answers to the following questions: Action Points We can help with the forms you need, the relevant procedure and training for your managers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for some real life help for your...

Duration:00:36:52

Festive Interlude

12/27/2018
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Thank you and best wishes for the festive season This is just a short interlude between episodes 113 and 114, which are covering Managing Sickness Absence, in order to say a big thank you for your support over the last year and for listening to the podcast. It is also to inform you that the next podcast will be back on or around the 21st January 2019 when I will be covering listener questions about sickness absence. I also wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that as a firm of...

Duration:00:04:28

Managing Sickness Absence 3: How to manage long-term absences

12/10/2018
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How do you manage staff who are absent long-term? This episode of the podcast is the third part of a mini series on managing sickness absence at work and in this episode I cover what you can do to manage staff who are absent long-term due to sickness or injury, including the stages you need to go through if their absence becomes untenable. In this episode I will cover: Action Points We can help with the forms you need, the relevant procedure and training for your managers. Please do not...

Duration:00:39:24

Managing Sickness Absence 2: Dealing with short-term absences

11/26/2018
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How do you deal with persistent short-term absences? This episode of the podcast is the second part of a mini series on managing sickness absence at work and in this episode I cover the tricky issue of how to effectively address short-term absences and the stages you need to go through if the absence levels do not improve. In this episode I will cover: Action Points We can help with the forms you need, the relevant procedure and training for your managers. Please do not hesitate to get...

Duration:00:39:32

Managing Sickness Absence 1: Simple steps to reduce absences

11/14/2018
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How can you start to reduce sickness absence in your business or organisation? This episode of the podcast it is the start of a mini series on managing sickness absence at work and to start I cover some easy practical tips to reduce sickness absence which you can begin today. In this episode I will cover: Action Points We can help with the forms you need, the relevant procedure and training for your managers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for some real life help for your...

Duration:00:38:49

Can you start a disciplinary procedure for an issue that has already been dealt with? Can you bring up historic misconduct? - Episode 110

10/30/2018
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What are your options with disciplinary action & double jeopardy In this episode of the podcast I cover a listener question, which asks, how far back can you go with a disciplinary issue? and can you resurrect an issue that a previous manager dealt with informally but you now feel should have been dealt with as a formal disciplinary issue? In this episode I will cover: Action Points We offer training in respect of the correct ways to handle disciplinary processes and we can also review...

Duration:00:29:51

Supreme Court Decision in the 'Gay Cake' Case: Episode 109

10/15/2018
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A summary of the decision in the Supreme Court Discrimination case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Limited In this episode of the podcast I cover with the high profile case which has become known as the 'Gay Cake' case, in which the Ashers Baking Company Limited refused to create and sell a cake to Mr Lee containing the slogan 'Support Gay Marriage'. Although not an 'employment' case it is relevant to the area of discrimination in employment. In this episode I will cover: Action...

Duration:00:45:07

A Guide to Wrongful Dismissal: Episode 108

10/2/2018
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A guide to Wrongful Dismissal: What is it and when is it applicable? Following a suggestion by a podcast listener in this episode of the podcast I cover an overview of Wrongful Dismissal and summarise the information you need to know as an employer, business owner or HR professional. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links Brandeaux Advisers (UK) Ltd and others v Chadwick [2010] EWHC 3241 (QB) Dunn v AAH Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 183 Williams v Leeds United Football Club...

Duration:00:32:52

Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal: Episode 107

9/17/2018
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When is it not 'reasonably practicable' for a claim to be submitted in time? In this episode of the podcast I review an interesting case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal about time limits and the provision of section 111 of the Employment Rights Act which allows claims to be submitted out of time when not reasonably practicable for the complaint to be presented in time. North East London NHS Foundation Trust v Ms S M Zhou - EAT July 2018 In this episode I will cover: Action...

Duration:00:26:42

Health & Safety at Work: An Overview - 106

8/21/2018
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In this episode of the podcast I deal with a suggested topic from a podcast listener who emailed to say: "Really enjoy listening to your podcasts. Could I ask that you consider health and safety at work, workplace danger and Section 44 of the ERA 1996 as a future topic as it's a interesting subject?" In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links Health & Safety Executive Website As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and...

Duration:00:28:49

What can you do if you find out an employee has a criminal conviction? Episode 105

8/5/2018
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What can you do about undeclared convictions of existing employees? In this episode of the podcast I answer a question from a podcast listener with regards to criminal convictions and what you can do if you find an employee has a conviction you did not know about, which, whilst it does not impact on their job role, could cause reputational damage. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Exceptions Order Useful Links Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Guidance As part of our...

Duration:00:42:06

When does sleeping time count for the National Minimum Wage? Episode 104

7/23/2018
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Do you have to pay the National Minimum Wage for time an employee is sleeping? In this episode of the podcast I cover the high profile case of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake within which the Court of Appeal decided the question of whether employers have to pay the National Minimum Wage for every hour the employee is at work, including sleep-time. This case follows various cases on this issue which have led to confusion and uncertainty for employers, many of whom are involved in the care...

Duration:00:20:07

A focus on Unfair Dismissal decisions: Episode 103

7/10/2018
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Unfair Dismissal Cases from the Employment Tribunal In this episode of the podcast I have reviewed a couple of employment tribunal decisions which have been published on the government website. It is a great way to get an understanding of what the Tribunals around the country will consider when looking at a claim for unfair dismissal. In this episode I will cover: Miss Helen Evans v Llanishen Fach Primary School Mrs JM Hockenhull v David Lewis Centre Mr D Maguire v Department for Work and...

Duration:00:55:42

What is the difference between a 'Worker' and a 'Self-Employed' person?

6/25/2018
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In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent high profile case against Pimlico Plumbers in the Supreme Court. This is just one of many cases making the way through the Tribunal and Court system concerning the new 'gig' economy workers and establishing their legal status. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links You can read the full case here: http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2018/29.html Watch the Supreme Court Judgement here:...

Duration:00:18:26

Unfair Dismissal Case, Employment Tribunal Delays & Sickness in Pregnancy: Episode 101

6/11/2018
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Can an employer fairly dismiss an employee for serious misconduct without any warnings? In this episode of the podcast I cover a couple of points including a recent Appeal Tribunal case about unfair dismissal, an update on delays in the Employment Tribunal and a question answered about pregnancy and sickness. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links You can read the full case here: MR A BARONGO v QUINTILES COMMERCIAL UK LIMITED As part of our HR Harbour annual...

Duration:00:26:32

Grievances: Guidance for Employers - Part 4

5/29/2018
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Employee Grievances: Part 4 Frequently Asked Questions This episode of the podcast is the final in a mini series focusing on Grievances and how to deal with them. I cover some of the Frequently Asked Questions about grievance investigations and processes. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links ACAS Code of Practice Here ACAS Guidance Here ACAS Guidance on conducting workplace investigations Here As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for...

Duration:00:09:36

Employee Grievances: Part 3 Conclusion, Appeal & Points to Note

5/14/2018
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Employee Grievances: Part 3 Conclusion, Appeal & Points to Note This episode of the podcast is the third in a mini series focusing on Grievances and how to deal with them. There will be one further episodes on this topic finishing with an episode on Frequently Asked Questions so if you have a question that you would like covered please email me alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or leave a comment below. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links ACAS Code of Practice ...

Duration:00:28:36

Employee Grievances: Part 2 Investigation

4/30/2018
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Employee Grievances: Part 2 Investigation This episode of the podcast is the second in a mini series focusing on Grievances and how to deal with them. There will be at least a further 2 episodes on this topic finishing with an episode on Frequently Asked Questions so if you have a question that you would like covered please email me alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or leave a comment below. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links ACAS Code of Practice Here ACAS...

Duration:00:20:11

Employee Grievances: Part 1 An introduction

4/16/2018
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This episode of the podcast is the first in a mini series focusing on Grievances and how to deal with them. There will be at least a further 3 episodes on this topic finishing with an episode on Frequently Asked Questions so if you have a question that you would like covered please email me alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or leave a comment below. In this episode I will cover: Action Points Useful Links ACAS Code of Practice Here ACAS Guidance Here As part of our HR Harbour...

Duration:00:22:32

National Minimum Wage & Constructive Dismissal Claim: Episode 96

4/6/2018
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Can an employee rely on the failure to pay National Minimum Wage to claim constructive unfair dismissal? In this episode of the podcast I cover a case, which is rather unusual, in that an employee was paid just 33p per hour. When she resigned and claimed constructive unfair dismissal her claims were initially unsuccessful as she did not know that she was entitled to minimum wage and that her employer was therefore in breach. The case is Mruke v Khan in the Court of Appeal. In this episode...

Duration:00:21:42