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Coronavirus

Furlough / Job Retention Scheme Update: Phase 2

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent update to the job retention / furlough scheme following the announcement from the Chancellor on …

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Coronavirus

Electing Employee Representatives: Redundancy Procedure

This is the third episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure …

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Coronavirus

The Redundancy Consultation Process

This is the second episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure …

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Redundancy

Introduction to Redundancy

This is the first episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure …

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Coronavirus

How to engage, motivate and manage employees in difficult times: An interview with Sarah Torres-Ferrick

In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sarah Torres-Ferrick about strategies for managing staff during the current unusual working environment created by the coronavirus …

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Coronavirus

Job Retention / Furlough Scheme Essential Round Up & Update For Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent updated guidance about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of an update …

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Coronavirus

Job Retention / Furlough Scheme: Part 2

In this episode of the podcast I cover further detail about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of guidance from HMRC late …

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Coronavirus

Job Retention / Furlough Scheme: Part 1

In this episode of the podcast I cover the key points about the job retention / furlough scheme that were known as of Thursday 26th …

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Coronavirus

Lay-off & Short-Time Working: Options for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover lay-off and short-time working as possible options for employers in uncertain times. In this episode I will …

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Guidance for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover up to date key information for employers to consider. Correct as at 09/03/2020. In this episode I …

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HR & Managerial Good Practice

Alcohol at work: What do you need to consider for your policy?

In this episode of the podcast I respond to a listener question raised about the risks of allowing alcohol consumption during lunch breaks and whilst …

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HR & Managerial Good Practice

An interview with the Listening Detective

In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sheryl Andrews about one of the critical skills required by great employers and managers, the ability to …

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General update

Cases in the News: Veganism, Equal Pay & Transgender Job Applicant

In this episode of the podcast I bring you an update on some of the cases that have been in the news recently. In this …

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General update

What to look forward to in 2020 with Employment Law & HR

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief update on what will be coming in 2020. In this episode I will cover: …

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HR & Managerial Good Practice

Christmas Party Guidance for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the normal seasonal warning that comes from employment lawyers and HR professionals, about the party season …

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HR & Managerial Good Practice

Legitimate Management V Bullying – where’s the line?

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is …

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Discrimination & Harassment

Are comments made about not recruiting someone who is homosexual contrary to EU law – even if there is no recruitment process ongoing?

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the Judgement from a European Case which provides an interesting look at what happens if someone …

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Top tips direct from Employers: Bonus Episode

Top Tips on being a GREAT Employer direct from businesses on the Isle of Wight In this short bonus episode of the podcast I bring …

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Disability Dsicrimination

Discrimination: The Basics

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief overview of the basics of discrimination. This episode is ideal if you are new …

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Discrimination & Harassment

Can a vegetarian claim discrimination under the Equality Act 2010?

In this episode of the podcast I cover a recent case decided by the Norwich Employment Tribunal as to whether a vegetarian employee could claim …

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General update

Bonus Episode: Interview with Alison Colley

In this bonus episode of the podcast I bring you the audio from a recent interview on the YouTube channel for a business based locally …

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Discrimination & Harassment

Documenting harassment and discrimination

In this episode of the podcast I interview Dr Julia Shaw about Spot, which she has co-founded to help employers and employees with harassment and …

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GDPR

Subject Access Request: The Basics

In this episode of the podcast I cover the basics which employers need to consider with regards to Subject Access Requests when received from employees. …

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HR & Managerial Good Practice

Having Difficult Conversations: Top Tips

In this episode of the podcast I discuss the importance of managing difficult or contentious conversations successfully. In this episode I will cover: What difficult …

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The importance of nutrition and well-being at work

In this episode of the podcast I interview Kate Cook, a corporate nutrition coach and we discuss how nutrition and well-being are important in the …

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Discrimination & Harassment

The Women and Equalities Committee: report on non-disclosure agreements.

Harassment and discrimination In this episode of the podcast I analyse the report commissioned by the Women and Equalities Committee  into whether the use of …

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Disability Dsicrimination

Is it harassment and discrimination to suspend someone due to a consequence of their disability?

Harassment and disability discrimination In this episode of the podcast I summarise the facts and law concerning a case involving a trainee teacher who was …

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Flexible working

What are the benefits of implementing flexible working in your business?

Flexible working – options, advantages, disadvantages and things to consider? In this episode of the podcast I give an overview of and my thoughts on …

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Redundancy

Will an employee’s refusal to accept an alternative role in a restructure situation mean that they forego a redundancy payment?

Restructure and redundancy: When do you have to pay redundancy pay if there is alternative employment available? In this episode of the podcast I cover …

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National Minimum Wage

When is on-call time ‘working’ time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

If there is no requirement to undertake work, but merely to be available for work, would it be ‘working time’ for the purposes of the …

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Disciplinary Issues

Can you proceed with a disciplinary if an employee is absent due to sickness?

How do you deal with a situation where an employee is absent due to sickness and cannot attend a disciplinary? In this episode of the …

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