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Severe weather and the resultant travel chaos or travel disruption caused by industrial action or major incidents can affect employees’ ability to get to work on time, or...

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Whether an organisation has a dedicated personnel or HR team, or devolves recruitment responsibilities to line managers and supervisors, it is important that anyone...

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An apprenticeship levy on employers in the UK, first announced in the Summer Budget 2015, came into force on 6 April 2017, set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s pay...

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A traditional contract of apprenticeship is a contract under which the apprentice is bound to the employer in order to learn a trade, and the employer agrees to teach and...

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This Practice Note examines the legal issues that arise when engaging an apprentice in Scotland. Introduction to apprenticeships in Scotland The contract of...

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Bonuses can be a very effective tool to motivate and retain employees while allowing businesses to control wage costs. In certain sectors and industries (eg the financial...

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What is BYOD? 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) refers to arrangements where an organisation allows designated employees to connect to its corporate IT network using their...

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What is a career break or sabbatical? The terms 'career break' and 'sabbatical' have no particular legal meaning, and the label given to the break is not determinative of...

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It is highly likely that an employer will, at some time during the employment relationship, wish to change the terms and conditions on which any particular employee or...

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Collective agreements are agreements negotiated between trade unions and employers or employers' associations. Enforceability between union and employer A collective...

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UPDATE: On 21 July 2019, following its consultation on ‘Confidentiality clauses: measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination’, the...

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UPDATE: In its ‘Good Work Plan’ published in December 2018 the government has indicated that it will legislate to extend the gap before continuity of employment is broken...

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Employers may wish to know whether a prospective employee has a criminal record, for example because: • it reflects on the employee’s character and suitability for the...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data Protection Act 1998....

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UPDATE: The government published a consultation on employment status on 7 February 2018 seeking views on how to make the employment status rules for employment rights and...

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Under English law legally binding agreements can be made orally, in writing or by deed. This Practice Notice considers the circumstances in which a deed is necessary or...

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