Archive: Jan 2015


  • Ultra Low Hours Contracts – A Good Idea?

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    Tesco is caught up in more controversy this week, with the revelation of a new ‘ultra low hours’ type of employment contract for part-time employees. Workers are being offered contracts with minimal hours—as few as 7.5 hours of work per week—ensuring that employees’ pay stays under the legal threshold of the company’s tax contributions. The […]


  • A fair Twitter dismissal ?

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    The EAT has heard the first Twitter case recently and has held that a dismissal for offensive but non work related comments on a personal Twitter account is potentially fair.   An employee who worked for Games Retail Limited set up his own personal twitter account and started to follow many of his employer’s stores. […]


  • Employing ex-offenders

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    This is a very topical issue due to the controversy surrounding the football clubs who have attempted to sign Ched Evans, a former Sheffield United player who was convicted of rape. In the Evans case, it has been the opinions of the fans, sponsors and the public that has been the most relevant and the deciding […]


  • Are companies all paying their staff the National Minimum Wage?

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    Are companies all paying their staff the National Minimum Wage? No, not according to the TUC. They have published a report calling for the government to improve the National Minimum Wage enforcement regime. The TUC estimates that £250,000 employees in the UK are currently paid less than the current rate which in the case of adults […]


  • Employment Trends Survey

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      Last year a survey (CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey 2014) was completed by 323 senior executives from businesses employing more than 1.5 million people collectively. The results have now been published. Some key findings include: Businesses have reported a drop in the number of employment tribunal claims, with 23% receiving claims in 2014, down from 39% […]