Articles

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Monthly Archive April 2019

Three Mistakes Employers Make Handling Grievances

Grievances take a wide variety of forms. Handle it well and you can often avoid issues from escalating, and even increase the faith employees have in their employer. Handle it badly and anything from disillusionment to full blown litigation can follow. So, what are the top three mistakes that employers make when handling grievances?

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3 Things We Learnt In Law This Week (25 April 2019)

National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

Rates increase this month. Make sure you’re up-to-date. The new rates from 1st April 2019 are: 

  • £8.21 per hour for ages 25 and over
  • £7.70 per hour for ages 21 to 24
  • £6.15 per hour for ages 18 to 20
  • £4.35 per hour for school leaving age to 17
  • £3.90 per hour for apprentices
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What Are Your Rights If You Buy Faulty Goods?

When it comes to faulty goods, many consumers are unaware of the protection and statutory rights they are legally entitled to. Shops often exploit their customers’ uncertainty and violate shoppers’ statutory rights by shirking their legal responsibility to remedy situations by offering refunds, repairs or replacements.

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Tips For Tackling Long-Term Sickness Absence

Dealing appropriately with employees on long-term sickness absence from the outset can help achieve an earlier return to work. Where a return is ultimately not possible, it will reduce the prospect of a dispute escalating. These are our top three tips for tackling long-term sickness absence:

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3 Things We Learnt In Law This Week (11 April 2019)

Employee Found Storing ‘Obscene Material’ On Online Work Account Unfairly Dismissed

A Royal Mail employee who was allegedly found storing “obscene material” on his online work account has been awarded £53,142 for unfair dismissal and £9,360 in costs.

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