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Your FAQs Answered: Making Redundancies

Redundancy is a type of dismissal from employment. It is different to dismissal due to misconduct or capability. Broadly speaking, redundancy occurs during one of three circumstances: business closure, workplace closure, and diminishing work of a particular kind in a particular place which leads to a business need to reduce the workforce.

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Your FAQs Answered: Settlement Agreements

What is a settlement agreement? A settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is commonly used by an employer to seek an employee’s waiver of claim, normally in exchange for financial compensation. They are often used to terminate a contract of...

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Changes to employment law – is your firm ready?

What’s coming?  Changes to employment law that take effect from 6 April 2020. What important changes should my business be aware of? Changes to the written statement of terms Additional information will be required in written statements of terms with employees,...

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When is it fair to dismiss an employee?

There comes a time when there is a need to dismiss an employee, however it is necessary to establish the reason for the dismissal and to ensure it is carried out in a fair and proper manner. There are 5 main reasons when a dismissal is fair. Conduct / Misconduct An...

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Is it too hot to go to work YES or NO?

The answer to the question is technically NO. There is no maximum temperature that a workplace is allowed to be. However, this is not a clear cut issue. During working hours the temperature in all indoor workplaces must be reasonable and employers must...

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