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Re-mortgaging: What are the benefits?

16th April 2019

For most people, a mortgage is the biggest financial commitment an individual will make in their lifetime.

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Discrimination arising from disability

8th April 2019

Discrimination arising from disability is where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of ‘something’ which results from their disability, and which can’t be justified.

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Managing Millennials

8th April 2019

Are you managing millennials properly? Natalie Salunke, Head of Legal, Europe at Fleetcor, and a millennial herself, has written an article on this topic. ‘Millennial’ is a term used to describe the generation born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s. Whilst recognising that everyone is different, Ms Salunke offers her views on how to get the best out of millennials at work.

She says millennials are often more motivated by the work than by money. Millennials have grown up in a culture of immediacy due to the internet and social media. They expect performance to lead to advancement. They can get bored easily and benefit from varied work with wide ranging experiences. They are ‘addicted to regular validation’ and recognition from managers and peers. They want a good work-life balance.

Everyone is different, but these ideas from Salunke could arguably benefit all workers:

  • If the business allows, consider rotating employees around departments, so they don’t feel ‘stuck’ and learn about the business as a whole;
  • Feedback is vital: build in regular one to one meetings and additional developmental reviews to the usual appraisal calendar;
  • Empower employees to find innovative solutions to workplace issues: involve them in new projects or investigating new technologies;
  • Consider flexible working arrangements for staff to help with work life balance;

Create a culture which values and rewards hard work and achievement and offers varied training opportunities.

Disciplinaries and criminal proceedings

8th April 2019

In professional misconduct cases, a criminal investigation often sits alongside a disciplinary investigation.

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Constructive dismissal

8th April 2019

In order to suspend an employee fairly, an employer must have reasonable and proper cause for doing so.

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Changes to online ‘right to work’ checks

8th April 2019

The government has made changes to the Right to Work Checking Service, which enables UK employers to check whether individuals are subject to any restrictions.

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Final written warnings

8th April 2019

An employee can be fairly dismissed for misconduct (rather than gross misconduct) if they already have a final written warning in place.

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Maternity discrimination

8th April 2019

An employer discriminates against a woman if they treat her unfavourably because she is taking maternity leave.

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The Good Work Plan

8th April 2019

Following the Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices, the government has proposed changes to employment law. The following changes will take effect from April 2020:

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