Unsigned contract

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…