Managing The Festive Season

Christmas is nearly upon us again (yikes), and, as I write this in January 2022, I am sincerely hoping that this will be a far more positive end of year than the last 2! This session will be about some of the practical things you need to do (notice of shutdown etc) and managing some […]

Fair Pay agreements Q&A session

Fair pay agreements (FPA) become legislation on the 1st December 2022 This is the single biggest legislation change since the early 1990’s and, as an employer you need to be prepared as you have legal obligations in respect of provision of information, access to staff etc. Max Whitehead will be joining me for an open […]

Common Pitfalls That Can Create Accidental Nightmares

Did you know the hourly rate of an employee actually costs you an additional 21.5% once you account for holiday pay, sick pay etc? If someone works a regular working pattern, they can double dip on holiday pay if you pay the 8% uplift? If someone works a regular day they are entitled to all […]

Lisa and Max Open Forum

Lisa will be joined by Max Whitehead of the Whitehead group for a discussion on what is happening with employment law, and case law.

Managing Sick Leave Abuse

Skivitis/sick leave abuse can have a hugely detrimental impact on the team. Extra pressure on those who have to cover the absence at short notice; infection of others who see someone "getting away with it". It is also a potential indicator of other underlying issues. The good news is there are some very effective cures […]

Is ChatGPT the Answer to your Staffing Issues?

Lisa will be joined by Sarah Ritchie of Journey Digital for a Q&A session about what is ChatGPT, and what are the opportunities for your business. Chat GPT, and other Artificial Intelligence platforms are very definitely in the public domain, and being used (including by your staff). This creates huge opportunities, both beneficial, and also […]

Medical Incapacity Terminations

For a whole host of reasons, sometimes an employee will no longer be able to do their job due to health reasons for a significant period of time. However you don't need to keep the job open forever, and often they will be better off if you terminate their employment on medical grounds. But how […]

Investigation Meetings V’s Disciplinary Investigations

Often there are multiple issues that need to be discussed with a staff member. You don't necessarily want to go to a full disciplinary hearing, but you also do have to discuss the issues AND you need to give the employee fair opportunity that what they say may have bigger consequences. In this webinar we […]

What is a Fair and Reasonable Decision

A lot of employment law is governed by parties being "fair and reasonable", but what does this mean? There is no hard and fast definition of a "fair and reasonable decision", however, we will be talking about ways in which you can minimise the risks associated with any decision you are taking. Click the link […]

The “Hidden” Theft

If someone took $20 out of the till without intending to return it, you would call it theft. But if someone adds an extra hour to their timesheet, or adds personal purchases to the fuel card, is it still theft? In many cases the answer is yes, and the numbers involved are usually a lot […]

Contractor V’s Employee

When is a "contractor" actually an employee? The courts have Tests of Justification that they use to assess the status of an individual, and, I could just about say I was an employee simply by talking to you, based on the broad nature of those tests! The good news is that they application of those […]

Keeping up Morale

As I write this in October 22 I am ever hopeful that, by November 23, inflation will be down, Putin will have been controlled, and the UK will have a prime minister who lasts more than a few weeks! However, I'm sure if that wish list has been delivered, 2023 will have produced it's own […]