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10 top tips to consider when arranging an end of year party

1. The invite Remember that Christmas is a Christian holiday, so do not insist that all staff attend the Christmas party.  An ‘end of year party’ may be more appropriate, but do not pressure someone to attend if they don't want to on the grounds of religion. If the event is out of hours, also [...]

Ten Top Tips on No fault dismissals

Most smaller businesses do not always have the access to HR support for all sorts of reasons. a. they don't think they need it or b. they don't think they can afford it. The government is considering whether those with fewer than 10 employees should have the ability to dismiss employees without going through the [...]

Health And Safety Update – RIDDOR

Health And SafetyUpdate - RIDDOR

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injury, Disease, Dangerous Occurrence Regulations)

From 6 April 2012, the requirement to report over-three-day injuries will change to seven days. From April, you only have to report injuries that lead to a worker being incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days as the result of an occupational accident or injury (not counting the day of the accident but including weekends and rest days). This new report must be made within 15 days of the accident. (Incapacitation means that the worker is absent, or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.)


Employment Updates April 2012

April has seen some changes in the area of employment, so this month’ blog provides a snapshot of those changes including Statutory payments,  legal changes plus other reminders for changes that have occurred over the past few months. Statutory Pay increases From 1st April 2012 the Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Adoption [...]

How networking led me to meet the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr Mark Rutte

So when I got up on Tuesday to attend a breakfast meeting of the Bramhall Business Club at Indulgence Bramhall (a cafe/bistro in the heart of Bramhall village –if you haven’t tried the food and fantastic ice-cream yet  -you should I hadn’t deliberately planned on meeting  H.E. Mr Mark Rutte,. Prime Minister of [...]