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Employment News

Dec
04
TUPE Grows limbs
According to 2201909/2018 Dewhurst v Revisecatch Limited, an Employment Tribunal (ET) decision handed down on 27 November 2019, this understanding is wrong, and workers are protected under TUPE.
Dec
03
It's time to talk about... training
At Boyes Turner we are finding more of our clients using employment training and coaching as a way equipping managers with the tools to deal with difficult personnel issues, whilst also developing key management skills.
Nov
27
Eye Spy: Can an employer introduce covert surveillance over its employees?
A growing issue in offices is the question of surveillance. Increasingly sophisticated tools now exist to monitor employees’ entry, exit and movement in the offices. In some places, employees are even invited to microchip themselves to facilitate simple activities from access to obtaining lunch. In each of these scenarios, the employees know that they are being monitored, and (ideally) they also know why.
Nov
27
Trouble on the Airwaves
If an employer announces during a radio interview that they would never hire (or wish to work with) anyone from a group protected by employment legislation, are they guilty of discrimination notwithstanding that there was no hiring process ongoing at the time of the comment?
Nov
19
A baseless dismissal?
Should an employer conceal the true reason for dismissal from an employee in an effort to avoid confrontation? Jemille Gibson and Barry Stanton discuss...
Nov
12
New IR35 Laws and how they will impact your business
Jemille Gibson and Barry Stanton discuss the changes in the IR35 tax laws. However, it has not been an issue for businesses employing contractors until now. However, there is a seismic shift about to take place.
Nov
07
TUPE: Really “Permanent” Health Insurance
Jemille Gibson and Michael Farrier discuss employees who TUPE transfer from one employer (the “transferor”), to another (the “transferee”), must transfer on the exact same terms and conditions, under TUPE.
Oct
29
Sleep deprivation and the tech solutions
One of the issues discussed at our HR conference last month was the importance of sleep. Our guest speaker, Geraldine Joaquim from Mind Your Business, discussed how organisations can recognise sleep as a foundation for well-being and support their employees in getting a good night's sleep. 
Oct
29
The battle of Asda
The supermarket, Asda, is currently locked in a battle with approximately 12,000 of its staff, represented by the GMB trade union, who have refused to sign new employment contracts.
Oct
23
HR Conference – Achieving Sustainable Workplace Productivity – What we learned
Our London HR Conference last week brought together speakers from legal, corporate, wellbeing and academia to share their thoughts on how we can encourage and support productivity in the workplace.

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