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In this episode 173 of the podcast I continue the series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘Covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employee attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough. In my experience employers and managers find it …
 
In this episode 172 of the podcast I continue the series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘Covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employee attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough. In my experience employers and managers find it …
 
In this episode 171 of the podcast I continue the series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘Covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employee attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough. In my experience employers and managers find it …
 
In this episode 170 of the podcast I start a new series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘Covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employee attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough. In my experience employers and managers find it v…
 
In this episode 169 of the podcast I am covering the tricky question of what you can do if an employee refuses to return to the workplace because of covid concerns. Also with the guidance about shielding changing what you need to consider when asking a formerly shielding employee to return to work. In this episode of the podcast I cover: How to avo…
 
In this episode 168 of the podcast I am covering an issue that has been coming up fairly frequently of late, as employers are looking to make changes to employee terms in light of uncertainty about the economy and what business will really be like once lockdown restrictions are eased. So what do you need to consider if you are changing employment c…
 
In this episode 167 of the Podcast I am joined by Tony Coward, who is a coach for adults with ADHD. Tony himself has been diagnosed with ADHD which led him to seek out others with the condition and begin his journey to becoming an accredited ADHD coach. In this episode we will cover: What adult ADHD is. How to recognise and seek an assessment for A…
 
Protected discussions leading to a Settlement Agreement In this episode 166 of the podcast I am covering an issue that was raised by a listener to the podcast, namely when you can rely on Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to prevent settlement discussions being used against you as evidence. In this episode of the podcast I cover: What …
 
In this episode 165 of the podcast I am very pleased to be joined by Ed Grey from BlueTouchPaper consulting to talk about the very timely and interesting subject of Domestic Violence & Abuse and the interrelationship with work. This episode had been in the planning stages for several months, following a timely conversation between Ed and I, but by …
 
In this episode 164 of the Podcast I address a question which has arisen frequently since the announcement by Boris Johnson on the 4th January 2021 that schools would close the next day. What are the options for employees impacted by school closures and childcare issues. In this episode I will cover the various options available including: Time off…
 
In this episode 163 of the Podcast I reflect on all that has gone on in the last year and cover the notable changes and developments in employment law and HR. In this episode I will cover: The development of the coronavirus pandemic. Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme. Redundancy processes. Development in Equality and Diversity in the workplace …
 
In this week’s episode of the Podcast I am talking about a subject that has come up in several enquiries we have received recently, and which is particularly important at this time of year when decisions are being made about end of year bonus payments. So, when is an employer able to use discretion to decide not to pay an employee a bonus? In this …
 
In this week’s episode of the Podcast I am pleased to say it is a break from furlough and covid related news. When you make a claim in the tribunal or if you defend a claim you need to set out in writing the details of your claims or defence. In this episode I bring you some useful tips on making or defending a claim in the Employment Tribunal foll…
 
The furlough extension scheme guidance was published on the 10th November 2020 and updates followed late on the 13th November 2020. In this episode of the podcast I bring you the key information about the scheme including: Points to note that differ from the previous scheme Changes to the scheme which will come into effect on the 1st December 2020 …
 
Despite remaining resolute that the coronavirus job support scheme, commonly known as the furlough scheme, would end on the 31st October 2020, it was announced that, along with a second lockdown the scheme would continue. This means that the level of support employers have received previously and during the first lockdown will continue, with employ…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover two important updates for employers. Firstly, changes to the Job Support Scheme to provide cover for those employers who have to close their premises due to local lockdown restrictions. Secondly, with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU looming there are important steps that Employers must consider. In this episod…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover a run down on what we know about the Job Support Scheme currently. The new scheme aimed at supporting ‘viable’ jobs is available for qualifying employers from the 1st November 2020. In this episode 157 I will cover: Which employees an employer can claim for under the scheme. The qualifying time for an employee…
 
In light of the increasing number of covid-19 cases in the UK, and increasing number of people with symptoms who are self-isolating whilst waiting for a text result, or are doing so on advice from the NHS, many employers are once again asking “what do I pay an employee who is self-isolating?”. In this episode of the podcast I answer this common que…
 
This is the seventh and final episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover answers to the following questions: I have heard some people say it is unfair to make redundancies when the furlough scheme is still available, is this true? Can…
 
The unusual situation of maternity & redundancy plus answers to some FAQ's This is the 7th episode of a mini series focusing on redundancy advice for employers and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: How to deal with employees on maternity leave What you need to do to consult employees on maternity leave What to pay em…
 
This is the sixth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: The eligibility criteria for a statutory redundancy payment How to calculate continuous service and when it will be extended The relevant date for calculating redundancy pa…
 
This is the fifth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why you need to consider alternative vacancies within your organisation The legal obligation upon you to inform ‘redundant’ employees When you need to search for group comp…
 
This is the fourth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why getting the correct Pool for redundancy is so important How to ensure you select a fair Pool for redundancy When you can have a Pool of one employee How to devise a fa…
 
In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent update to the job retention / furlough scheme following the announcement from the Chancellor on the 29th May 2020. In this episode I will cover: The key changes to the scheme which come into effect on the 1st July 2020. Details about the impact on employees who are currently on ‘family leave’ plus l…
 
This is the third episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: When you are required to elect employee representatives. Why it may be helpful to have employee representatives even if you do not require them for legal reasons. Collectiv…
 
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