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At Practical HR, we like to keep our clients as informed as possible. One way in which we do this is by posting regular news articles highlighting what we think might be of interest to you. Here you can find information and updates relating to HR and employment law.

EMPLOYER PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS COUNT TOWARDS A WEEK’S PAY
It has been long standing practice that when calculating a week's pay for redundancy payments and certain employment tribunal awards, ...
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NEW LEAVE ALLOWANCE FOR GRIEVING PARENTS
Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible, there is no legal requirement for employers to provide paid ...
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WHAT TO CONSIDER IF YOU WANT TO SUSPEND AN EMPLOYEE
On 15th August 2017 the High Court heard the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth. In this case, ...
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SOCIAL MEDIA – THE BIGGEST WORKPLACE DISTRACTION
Fleximize released their findings in July 2017 of a study into workers procrastination habits and identified that the instant messaging ...
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MONITORING EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS
On 12th January 2016 The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section) heard the case of Barbulescu v Romania whereby ...
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CAN AN EMPLOYEE REQUEST PART-TIME WORKING OR A CHANGE TO THEIR HOURS?
The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides employees, who have at least 26 weeks' continuous employment, the statutory right to request ...
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HOW CAN I IMPROVE EMPLOYEE RETENTION?
Certain industries have a high turnover of employees in the first few months as a result or resignations or dismissals.  ...
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WHAT ARE LAWFUL PAY DEDUCTIONS?
Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, to enable employers to lawfully make deductions from wages or take payments from an ...
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THE TAYLOR REVIEW OF MODERN WORK PRACTICES
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, has undertaken an independent review of modern working practices entitled ‘Good ...
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THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES ARE UNLAWFUL
Fees were introduced by the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 2013. The changes were made against a ...
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