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  • Employment Law

    Posted 10.5.24

    Preventing and managing stress at work

    As we approach mental health awareness week, there is no better time to reflect on your current workplace practice of dealing with stress and mental health.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 16.4.24

    The Carers Leave Act 2023 and what they mean for ...

    The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 came into force on the 6th of April 2024 and brings with it a small raft of changes that employers will need to be aware of. In this short blog, we’ll outline what the Act states and what you as an employer will need to do to be compliant and prepared.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 15.4.24

    What the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) ...

    Recently, there have been some changes that are worth taking note of, in relation to flexible working requests, under the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023. In this short blog, we’re going to run through what these changes mean for employers and employees and what you can do as an employer to ensure that you’re compliant and prepared.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 10.4.24

    Annual leave and holiday pay for part-year and ...

    The Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 has recently changed how holiday pay and annual leave are calculated for part-year and irregular workers. In this short blog, we’ll look at what those changes are and explore what you as an employer can be doing to ease the transition, maintain legal compliance and provide timely advice to staff on what annual leave they’re entitled to throughout the year.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 6.3.24

    Women’s workplace issues and challenges

    When we think of the challenges women face in the workplace, the first issue that usually comes to mind is pregnancy and maternity leave. However, there are many other issues and challenges women face – even in 2023.

  • Employment

    Posted 1.2.24

    Nurturing Success: A Guide to Effectively ...

    Welcoming new employees into your organisation is not just a formality; it's a crucial step in ensuring both their success and the overall success of your business. Effective onboarding sets the tone for a positive work experience, helps integrate new hires into the company culture, and fosters a sense of belonging.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 1.2.24

    Roses are red violets are blue, concerned workplace ...

    As we enter February (the most romantic month of the year), Gorvins’ employment team thought it only right that they provide some guidance on workplace relationships. Whilst love may be all you need; from an employer’s perspective it can be the last thing they need causing added complications and difficult team dynamics. So, as an early Valentine’s gift here are some tips from us:

  • Employment Law

    Posted 29.11.23

    The Nightmare Before Christmas…

    Once upon a time what happened at the Christmas party stayed at the Christmas party.  But one dark and dismissal night, all that changed…

  • Employment Law

    Posted 6.10.23

    October is Menopause Awareness Month

    October is Menopause Awareness Month, making it a good time to inform ourselves about a stage of life which can have a big impact on women in the workplace.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 13.9.23

    What employment rights and options do you have if ...

    Employees can request a reasonable amount of time off to deal with unforeseen or emergency situations involving a dependant.  Children being sent home from school or nursery would fall into this category.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 10.8.23

    The importance of a fair process during redundancy ...

    ACAS has urged employers that find themselves with no other option than to embark on a redundancy process to make sure they follow the strict rules to ensure a fair process. Employers must therefore be wary of the potential pitfalls within any redundancy process.

  • Employment

    Posted 31.7.23

    How can what happens in an individual’s private ...

    Allegations of misconduct under investigation by the BBC dominated the news recently. This situation does raise important issues about an individual’s right to privacy and in what situations is it right that conduct outside of work can be used against an individual in work.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 20.6.23

    Gender Reassignment – what protections does the ...

    Navigate the complex world of gender reassignment laws in the workplace. Learn about exceptions, your rights, and how to fight against unfair treatment at work.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 6.6.23

    Understanding the Impact: The Employment ...

    The Act carries significant importance for the hospitality industry, including restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels, and cafes. In the near future, the Secretary of State will develop a Code of Practice to promote fair and transparent distribution.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 18.5.23

    Tribunal and unfair dismissal claims – How much ...

    This week, we've seen headlines about a doctor receiving over £3 million in compensation from the British Medical Association (BMA) after being unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing.

  • Employment Law

    Posted 21.4.23

    The Coronation of King Charles III – Are employees ...

    Many of us will be looking forward to an extra bank holiday on the 8th May this year to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III which....

  • Employment

    Posted 23.2.23

    Redundancy During Maternity Leave FAQ

    In this blog our Specialist Employment Solicitor, Danielle Ayres, sets out some key points and answers questions around redundancy during maternity leave.

  • Employment

    Posted 9.1.23

    Employee new year’s resolutions

    As 2023 gets into its groove, most of us have made New Year’s resolutions to make the year ahead better than the one before.

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