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Empire and Law At Work combine to form the leading employee relations consultancy in Scotland

Empire and Law At Work combine to form the leading employee relations consultancy in Scotland

19.04.18

Empire has been acquired by Employment Law and HR firm …

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Updates April 2018

Updates April 2018

03.04.18

As it is the new financial year, the statutory rates …

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NHS Pay Increase Agreed - Will Other Industries and the Private Sector Follow Suit?

NHS Pay Increase Agreed - Will Other Industries and the Private Sector Follow Suit?

22.03.18

Politics is all about perception, and rightly or wrongly the …

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Call for unpaid trial shifts to be banned

Call for unpaid trial shifts to be banned

16.03.18

A group of MPs and trade union Unite have called …

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Top chains fined for failing to pay minimum wage ahead of hike.

Top chains fined for failing to pay minimum wage ahead of hike.

09.03.18

Restaurant chains Wagamama’s and TGI Friday’s have been fined by …

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The Government Responds to the Taylor Review

The Government Responds to the Taylor Review

16.02.18

The Government has given its response to the Taylor Review …

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Tesco Equal Pay Case could cost them up to £4bn

Tesco Equal Pay Case could cost them up to £4bn

08.02.18

Tesco could face a crippling bill should they be found …

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DPD driver dies months after being fined for attending hospital appointment

DPD driver dies months after being fined for attending hospital appointment

06.02.18

The working conditions of those in the ‘gig economy’ has …

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What to look out for in 2018 and how Empire can help

What to look out for in 2018 and how Empire can help

26.01.18

Happy New Year from everyone at Empire. We want to …

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Take up figures of Employment Tribunal fee refund released

Take up figures of Employment Tribunal fee refund released

26.01.18

The Ministry of Justice has released figures that show that …

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Carillion Collapse - What can small businesses do in the event of a sudden financial shock.

Carillion Collapse - What can small businesses do in the event of a sudden financial shock.

17.01.18

You will have heard that the construction giant Carillion went …

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Adverse Weather Policy

Adverse Weather Policy

15.12.17

During the winter months it may be helpful to have …

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Workers Holiday Pay Case Could be Costly for Employers

Workers Holiday Pay Case Could be Costly for Employers

06.12.17

A recent judgement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) …

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Tribunal Fee refund programme now open

Tribunal Fee refund programme now open

22.11.17

Claimants and employers are now able to begin the process …

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Uber appeal loss- What does it mean for the future?

Uber appeal loss- What does it mean for the future?

16.11.17

Uber has lost it appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision …

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Social Media – What can you post?

Social Media – What can you post?

08.11.17

Its hit the news this week that an employee was …

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 Sexual Harassment and Bullying – How does your business combat it?

Sexual Harassment and Bullying – How does your business combat it?

01.11.17

The news has been dominated in recent weeks by the …

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Taylor Review – Under the Spotlight

Taylor Review – Under the Spotlight

17.10.17

Matthew Taylor, the lead author of the Government commissioned report …

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Investigations and Disciplinaries – What can be included?

Investigations and Disciplinaries – What can be included?

10.10.17

A recent case has highlighted the difficulty in deciding what …

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Ryanair – Holiday Shocker!

Ryanair – Holiday Shocker!

19.09.17

You will all have heard about the cancellation of Ryanair …

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Ladder standards are changing!

Ladder standards are changing!

14.09.17

A new EN131 standard is being implemented by the European …

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Mental Health at Work – How can you raise awareness?

Mental Health at Work – How can you raise awareness?

11.09.17

It has recently been reported that a third of all …

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General Data Protection Regulations - The Changes.

General Data Protection Regulations - The Changes.

31.08.17

You may be aware that there are going to be …

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Do you have unconscious bias?

Do you have unconscious bias?

24.08.17

Do you have an unconscious bias? In the light of …

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Voluntary overtime to be included in holiday pay

Voluntary overtime to be included in holiday pay

17.08.17

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that voluntary overtime should …

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What could be the effect of autoenrolment changes?

What could be the effect of autoenrolment changes?

31.07.17

It has been reported that some businesses, particularly small businesses …

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Tribunal Fees Unlawful!

Tribunal Fees Unlawful!

26.07.17

Tribunal Fees Unlawful!  In breaking news it has been confirmed …

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The Taylor Review - Initial Reactions.

The Taylor Review - Initial Reactions.

24.07.17

Last week saw the publication of the Taylor Review, the …

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How will the EU Migrant deal affect employers?

How will the EU Migrant deal affect employers?

29.06.17

At an EU summit last week, Prime Minister Theresa May …

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Medical Practice Manager Wins Constructive Dismissal Tribunal.

Medical Practice Manager Wins Constructive Dismissal Tribunal.

20.06.17

A former Practice Manager at a Medical Practice in North …

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Father wins discrimination case against employer in first case since Shared Parental Leave introduced.

Father wins discrimination case against employer in first case since Shared Parental Leave introduced.

15.06.17

A father has successfully won a sex discrimination case against …

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General Election 2017 – What do the manifestos say about employment law?

General Election 2017 – What do the manifestos say about employment law?

06.06.17

With only a couple of days to go before the …

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How to tackle Summer Related Employment Issues | Holiday Request | Blog

How to tackle Summer Related Employment Issues | Holiday Request | Blog

30.05.17

As summer is well on the way it is interesting …

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Can flexible working be used to improve your employees’ health?

Can flexible working be used to improve your employees’ health?

24.05.17

It has been reported that lengthy commutes to work can …

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Think Tank warns that 1.2 million Scottish jobs at risk due to automation.

Think Tank warns that 1.2 million Scottish jobs at risk due to automation.

11.05.17

The Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland has said that …

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Employment Tsar suggests that non-guaranteed hours should be paid at a premium rate

Employment Tsar suggests that non-guaranteed hours should be paid at a premium rate

02.05.17

Matthew Taylor, former adviser to Tony Blair and, since October …

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Survey gives insight into desired employment law changes post-Brexit

Survey gives insight into desired employment law changes post-Brexit

28.04.17

A survey of 43 businesses has suggested that business wants …

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How to prevent politics disrupting your workplace.

How to prevent politics disrupting your workplace.

21.04.17

Now that we have 7 weeks of political campaigning ahead …

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Asda employees to receive a pay rise if they move to flexible contracts

Asda employees to receive a pay rise if they move to flexible contracts

20.04.17

Employees at Asda have been offered a pay rise to …

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Does the UK need to increase Maternity Pay?

Does the UK need to increase Maternity Pay?

20.04.17

It has recently been revealed that the UK has one …

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Dismissing staff on long term sickness – What is fair?

Dismissing staff on long term sickness – What is fair?

23.03.17

The Court of Appeal has stated that dismissing an employee …

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You’ve got the job! ............. Oh wait!

You’ve got the job! ............. Oh wait!

08.03.17

We all saw what happened at the Oscars last week …

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Resignation: what, why, when and how

Resignation: what, why, when and how

14.02.17

“Rangers has accepted the resignations of manager Mark Warburton, assistant …

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Plumber wins major workers’ rights case!

Plumber wins major workers’ rights case!

13.02.17

A plumber has won a major legal battle with his …

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Seasonal workers could be exempted from Auto enrolment!

Seasonal workers could be exempted from Auto enrolment!

03.02.17

The government has expressed a desire to review auto enrolment …

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Government – hot on the heels of discrimination!

Government – hot on the heels of discrimination!

26.01.17

A committee of MPs has urged the government to enforce …

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

24.01.17

Happy New Year from everyone at Empire! Now that 201 …

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Winter Weather Woes!

Winter Weather Woes!

15.12.16

Winter is well and truly here. Christmas is just around …

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Bullying at work! What it is and how to deal with it

Bullying at work! What it is and how to deal with it

30.11.16

As it is Anti-bullying week, there has been plenty published …

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How to make best use of the pre-settlement confidentiality rules

How to make best use of the pre-settlement confidentiality rules

08.11.16

Recently the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) looked at the issue …

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