Monday, 04 December 2017 12:45 Written by Michael Newman
Businesses with self-employed workforces are highly likely to have to compensate many of their workers for previously unpaid holiday, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of a worker in the long-running and eagerly awaited Sash Windows case.
Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:52 Written by Tristan Owen
British Gas has announced it will scrap its expensive standard variable tariffs (SVTs) by April 2018 for new customers. It claims that this will lower average energy bills..
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What are the HR implications now that the taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed?
Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:40 Written by Ian Grey
Every business needs to be aware of the data protection changes that start to be enforced in May 2018.
Monday, 07 August 2017 12:24 Written by Michael Newman
In my previous blog I concentrated on the decision to abandon Tribunal fees following the Supreme Court ruling as a quick note. Now I have had a chance to look at the ruling in more detail, this email re-iterates some of the last and adds in more tips for you on how to proceed with an employee’s claim.
Since 2013, employees have had to pay a fee of up to £1,200 to take their employer to a tribunal. This led to a drop of around 70% in the number of claims, enabling some employers to take a robust approach to employee relations because of the heavily reduced risk of a claim.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:41 Written by Michael Newman
Summer has now arrived universities are out and schools are about to break up. Young people are looking for jobs or even work experience as interns to get a foot on the employment ladder.
Do you have loads of wonderful, creative ideas, but struggle to see them through into reality? What's stopping you?
In business, we know time is money. So it stands to reason that wasting time is an expensive choice. Yet I see people wasting time every day. With the best of intentions, they are paying attention to the wrong things, at the expense of their business. On the surface it often looks like everything is going pretty well - but it could be running so much better. You might be one of those people, and not even realise what you are doing...
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:06 Written by Tanya Kuhrt
There are literally hundreds of Business Exhibitions and Trade Shows all over the UK every year. Teaming with exhibitors and visitors, you’d be insane not to take advantage of the benefits for your Virtual Assistant business. Or any business, for that matter!
Equal opportunities and more – there’s probably never been a month like it for employers. Although April has always denoted the implementation date for new legislative changes in the UK, 2017 sees a record-breaking array of far-reaching initiatives.
How many times have you heard that social media is the future? Or that facebook, twitter and instagram are the way to promote your company. But are they the right solutions for your business?
Monday, 06 March 2017 13:00 Written by Simon Aidoo
A powerful leader is more than just an effective supervisor and manager. To achieve phenomenal results it is also imperative that you aspire to be a coach and a mentor to your team members.