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Christmas in the workplace: 3 things to look out for

Christmas parties. Secret Santas. The day after the night (or nights...) before.

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Never say never: successful transgender appeal.

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Home Office lacks enough staff to register EU nationals

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Going Abroad for Christmas?

With the Christmas break coming up, some parents will opt to go abroad for Christmas or New Year. 

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How 2,000 Random Coffees Changed My Company's Culture

Great exercise for any firm- no matter how big or small! 

Can a few bucks spent on a cup of coffee change the culture of a whole company?

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Retail banking - too many moving pieces?

The recent announcement of branch closures is the latest stage of a trend that goes back to at least the early 1990s. This coincides with...

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Extreme weather conditions of various types e.g. snow, rain, wind can affect the normal running of operations, which is one of the key...

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Minimum Wage Rates

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Alleged 'Blacklisting' of Gig Economy Worker

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NTMA leads public service with proactive law methods

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Gender Pay Reporting Deadline

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Christmas in the workplace

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Build high and zone outwards - possible solutions to housing shortage?

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Can employment tribunals consider discrimination claims brought against qualification bodies like the General Medical Council?

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When assessing the reason for dismissal, is it just the decision-maker’s state of mind that needs to be considered?

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Can an employer refuse to employ a job applicant because of prior trade union involvement?

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Does the separation of boys and girls at a faith school amount to discrimination?

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We have financial audits so why not legal audits ?

Any prudent car owner gets their car regularly serviced. Why?

To prevent it breaking down. 

Spend small to save big. 

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Carrying over holiday - a window of opportunity for workers

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Worker entitled to backdated holiday pay

Two of the hottest topics in employment law recently have been worker status and holiday pay. 

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Google accused of unlawful harvesting of personal data

By and large internet users are coming to accept ever present targeted advertising when using social media and online search tools but...

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