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The Potential Complications of Unsigned Employment Contracts

The Potential Complications of Unsigned Employment Contracts An employment contract is a legal document that sets out the terms and conditions of an employment relationship between an employee and an employer. To prevent the possibility of complications later, it is in a company’s interest to obtain a signed contract from each employee to establish the…

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Employee handbook, ELiAction

Why should your Organisation have an Employee Handbook?

Why should your Organisation have an Employee Handbook?  The importance of an Employee Handbook   Creating a company employee handbook can seem like a daunting task, but having one brings many benefits. It establishes how a company complies with employment legislation, the standards it expects from management and employees within the organisation, and how complaints…

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budget briefcase, Employment law in action

Budget 2017: Key Employment Announcements

Budget 2017: Key Employment Announcements A summary of what you need to know: National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage The government will increase the National Minimum Wage from April 2018 to the following rates: Apprentices: £3.70 an hour 16-17 year olds: £4.20 an hour 18-20 year olds: £5.90 an hour 21-24 year olds: £7.38…

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Christmas office issues, ELiAction

Christmas issues in the Workplace

Christmas issues in the Workplace How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. Here are some festive tips for employers. Time off The Christmas season has a big impact on most businesses and employees in the UK. It will be a time when…

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social bullying, social exclusion

Social Bullying at Work

Social Bullying at Work Over 91% of employees felt that their organisation did not deal with the consequences of social bullying. Social exclusion or social bullying is a more subtle form of bullying than physical bullying. A poll by the CIPD suggested that almost 66% of employees felt that the bullying they suffered was social, for example:…

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