News & Updates

July 31, 2019

The Heatwave and HR

In the UK there is no legal limit to what the temperature should be in the workplace, instead the HSE states that, “during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable”. A reasonable temperature will depend on the working environment and the work being done. Getting to Work When getting to work, high temperatures should not […]
July 18, 2019

Extending Statutory Sick Pay to Low-Paid Employees

Millions of low-paid workers could soon be entitled to statutory sick pay. Under current regulations, statutory sick pay (SSP) is only available for employees earning an average of £118 a week or more . This is the equivalent of working 14 hours a week on minimum wage for those aged 25 and over (£8.21). The new changes could mean that […]
July 8, 2019

British Airways vs. ICO: Why Protecting Data is Important

Protecting Data is vitally important for businesses. With the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 now in place for just over a year, the ICO is clamping down on businesses who fail to observe rules and regulations. An example of this is British Airways who leaked customers personal data as a result of a hack. British Airways British Airways […]
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 […]