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Should I have a contract for just one staff member?

The answer to that question is YES!  WHY? Well for starters, from 6th April 2020 the new day-one right to a written statement of main terms and conditions for workers and employees comes into force.  Prior to this date employers had 8 weeks to provide this information.  Another important change is that this now includes […]

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Snow Day, So No Pay?

This year, astronomical winter begins on 22 December 2019 and ends on 20 March 2020 and we all know all too well the hassles that winter can bring.  Namely…..snow! On 25 September 1885 snow fell on London and Wallington in Surrey making it the earliest ever recorded snow on our British capital. Plus on 2 June […]

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Family Friendly Consultations: Have your Say

Last month the Government began consulting on their ‘Good Work Plan: Proposals to Support Families’. They are seeking views on proposals to better support parents to balance work and family-life. Sections 2 and 3 (neonatal and transparency) close on 11 October and the full consultation closes at 11:45pm on 29 November 2019. Its ‘Good Work Plan’ […]

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Holiday. Use It Or Lose It?

The summer holidays may be at an end, but if you’re employees have been too busy to take their allocated leave so far in 2019 – and are unable to take it before the end of the working year, then is the holiday entitlement lost? It all depends – as one recent German court case […]

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Harris Law Expands Services with Collaboration

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Solicitors Title, Exeter, meaning a significant expansion in services we are now able to offer to local businesses in and around the Totnes and South Hams area. At Harris Law, we already provide the local business community with peace of mind when it comes to their HR […]

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Conducting an Investigation in the Workplace: A Guide

There are a variety of ways an issue in the workplace might come to your attention. An employee might inform you in confidence, or you may overhear a conversation that raises suspicions. Regardless of how you heard about it, you need to be sure that you carry out an investigation appropriately, and in a manner […]

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Social Media in the Workplace – An HR Perspective

We live in a highly connected world. Thanks to the internet, it’s not unusual for your employees to chat to people in distant countries, share images with thousands of followers, and interact with anyone they want to. From a business perspective, however, this can be problematic. The Issues with Social Media in the Workplace There […]

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How Can You Encourage Your Employees to Perform Better?

Most employers are well aware that a contented, motivated team works far more efficiently and effectively. However, nurturing job satisfaction is a trickier task than you might imagine, especially if you’re unfamiliar with useful HR techniques. If you’d like to encourage your employees to boost their productivity in the workplace, here are a few handy […]

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Preparing Your Business for Changes to Data Protection Laws

Several procedures in the workplace are governed by laws, and as a business-owner, it’s your job to know what they are, and how to operate without acting illegally. Forthcoming changes to data protection laws are likely to impact your current business practices, and you may require expert help from an HR specialist to ensure that […]

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