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Three key things to know about employing seasonal workers

As the summer months draw closer, we are about to enter one of the busiest periods for seasonal workers. During demanding times, many companies...
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Public sector staff are unpaid by nearly £1bn a year, says...

Nearly a third of public sector staff in the south west regularly work unpaid overtime to the tune of almost £1bn. The research by union...

Should you use your out of office to highlight your mental...

Emily Yeardley, Associate employment solicitor at BakerLaw LLP comments on the recent publicity surrounding an employee’s out of office message and looks at the...
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Five things we learnt in Employment Law this week (28 July)

In a landmark ruling this week, the Supreme Court has held that the current fee regime in place prior to lodging a Tribunal...
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Mike Ashley wins £15m ‘pub deal’ High Court case

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has won a High Court case against Jeffery Blue, an investment banker, who claimed Ashley promised him £15m in...
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ET Fees are unlawful: what does this mean for employers?

As the news of the Supreme Court's Judgment on employment tribunal fees sinks in, Tim Forer, a partner in the employment law team at Blake...
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Employment tribunal fees are unlawful, Supreme Court says

"It's the biggest victory in a court in British employment history," according to Unison's Dave Prentis. And it's an incredible, momentous, stunning win say...

Five things we learnt in employment law this week (21 July)

A Police Officer who was seen celebrating a win whilst at horse racing after calling in sick at work has been found guilty...
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Employed parents who lose a child will get statutory paid leave...

Parents who are employed and have suffered the death of a child will now receive statutory paid leave to grieve. The new law, which...

BBC pay reveals stark gender pay gap, as only a third...

As the salaries of the highest earners at the BBC are revealed (surely no surprise that Gary Lineker and Chris Evans are BBC’s top...
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Women are more likely than men to be absent from work,...

Women are more likely to be absent from work than men, ‘man flu’ does not exist and workers in the North East are twice...
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Gig economy employers: are one hour contracts, the new zero hours?

Are there benefits to one-hour contracts compared to zero-hours contracts? And in the light of the negative press surrounding zero-hours contracts, should employers be...
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Five things we learnt in Employment Law this week (13 July...

The Supreme Court has allowed an employee's appeal for his same-sex partner to receive the same pension benefits as a heterosexual partner would...