News & Updates

July 5, 2019

The Equality Act 2010: Dealing with Conflicting Protected Characteristics

Dealing with conflicting protected characteristics can often be difficult for employers. Protected characteristics such as religious beliefs can often come into conflict with other protected characteristics such as sexual orientation. It is important for employers to understand how to deal with these conflicts and how to make sure that their working environment is as diverse and inclusive as possible as […]
May 10, 2019

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace #AskTwice

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace. Evidence also suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. Mental Health Awareness Employers and managers should be alert to the early signs of mental ill health and how to respond, and signpost […]
January 29, 2019

With snow pending, how will your business be affected?

As winter is in full swing and the prospect of bad weather looms, managing staff absence can be a problem for employers. Are you wondering how snow could affect your business? Did your business get caught out last year? Worried because you don’t have an adverse weather policy? Staff absence can rise dramatically due to road and transport closures. This […]
January 8, 2019

Changes to the National Living Wage and Pension Contributions in 2019

In April 2019 the Minimum Wage, National Living Wage and Pension contributions will increase. Below is some of the key information regarding the rise and how much minimum wage and pension contributions will increase by. Minimum Wage and National Living Wage You must be at least: • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage • aged 25 to […]