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Paperwork essentials

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in Employment Law, policies and procedures

A contract doesn’t have be in writing – far too many successful cases have been based on promises made over the phone or at interview, but employers and employees who want to be sure what they are signing up to will always be advised to “get it down in writing.” Keeping policies and contracts up […]

Right to strike?

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Employment Law

As London prepares for further disruption, the ongoing dispute between unions and Transport for London in relation the introduction of the Night Tube has again brought the rights and wrongs of industrial action back into public debate. On the one hand, the RMT describes the right to strike as “a basic human right”, but how […]

Zero hours contracts – a question of balance

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Employment Law

Many employers find themselves being squeezed between a workforce expecting to work ever more flexibly and consumers demanding 24/7 service. At their best, flexible working arrangements benefit both employer and employee. The challenge though is often one of trust. Can an employer trust an employee to be working hard when they are not in the […]