HR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS

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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.

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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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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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 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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E-CIGARETTES IN THE WORKPLACE
When it comes to electronic cigarettes, there is plenty of conflicting information and opinion regarding the long-term safety and health ...
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WHAT IS SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE?
Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is an opportunity for new parents to take advantage of some additional flexibility. Mothers and adopters ...
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PROOF OF RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK
Your obligations to carry out checks to ensure a employee has the right to work in the UK Not everyone ...
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NEW TAX-FREE CHILDCARE SCHEME
For over 20 years, childcare vouchers have been provided via employer supported childcare voucher schemes (usually by way of a ...
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DO EMPLOYEES HAVE A RIGHT TO TIME OFF TO ATTEND DOCTOR OR DENTIST APPOINTMENTS?
There is no general statutory right  for employees to take time off work to attend medical and other health-related appointments, ...
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