ELiAction News: December 2018
Welcome to this month’s edition of the Employment Law in Action newsletter
Greetings from Ros and Julia!
We hope that you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter – it is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of another very busy year! Whilst we wait in anticipation for the changes that will come in 2019, it is interesting to look back at all that has happened in 2018. For many, the challenges of GDPR have impacted on all businesses. Many organisations are still getting to grips with the implications and changes that this has caused. It has been a busy and important time for us, providing our clients with support and core documentation to ensure that they are legally compliant.
Unfortunately once again employers are faced with an increased risk in tribunal claims as tribunal fees for bringing a claim are no longer applicable. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of tribunals being lodged with the last quarterly report showing that the number of single claims lodged has increased by 165% compared with the same quarter last year. During this year we have been assisting our clients by providing comprehensive tribunal support with a 100% success rate. All of our clients benefit from our fixed fee approach to charging for tribunal work.
We have had some exciting team developments and are delighted that Karina Ortenblad has joined the team. Karina has been working with us to ensure that we keep you updated with changes in legislation and important news. We are looking forward to 2019 and already have some exciting projects planned for the first quarter of the year, working closely with clients in training their managers on HR practices whilst providing ongoing support to organisations with our services. We are also in the process of further expanding our team so we can extend the support we currently provide to you.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during 2018 and wish you prosperity and success for 2019.
With best wishes for the festive season and new year,
Ros, Julia and the EliAction team
In this month’s issue:
Is your organisation prepared for the HR challenges of the festive season?
- Are you aware of the possible legal implications of a situation with an employee getting out of hand at your office Christmas party?
- Christmas gifts from customers to your employees – do you have a policy in place to regulate this?
- How do you include employees in the festive events at the office if they do not normally celebrate Christmas e.g. for religious reasons?
- Did you know that 1 in 10 workers have been disciplined or dismissed for their behaviour at an office Christmas party?
Are your employees likely to stay with your company in 2019?
There is a 25% chance they are out looking for new opportunities. The festive time around Christmas and New Year is not only about partying, presents and family get-togethers.
Many employees also take the opportunity to reflect on the new year to come and on personal achievements and future ambitions and goals during their Christmas break.
We can be contacted between Christmas and New Year if you are facing employee challenges which need immediate support.
Please don’t hesitate to call us on 01494 817193.