Employment e-news

Top tips for Line Managers: Mental Wellbeing

Napthens - May 24th 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week took place in May and research from the Mental Health Foundation found that only a small minority of people (13%) report living with high levels of good mental health. We know that mental health is a big concern for employers, with the CIPD’s latest absence management survey reporting stress and mental health issues as among the biggest causes of absence from work.
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Dementia in the workplace

Napthens - May 24th 2017
With Dementia Awareness Week taking place between 14th and 20th May 2017, we consider the impact of dementia in the workplace, and how employers should deal with employees who are diagnosed with the condition.
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Best practice in recruitment to avoid a PR disaster

Napthens - May 24th 2017
Last week, a Tonbridge company, Tecomak Environmental Services, emailed an applicant inviting her for an interview. However, the invite accidentally included a chain of previous internal messages, which contained brutal comments about the applicant.
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Risks in not allowing accompaniment to formal meetings

Napthens - April 28th 2017
It is often a matter of sheer uncertainty for employers and a regularly cited request of employees in formal meetings. As per section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 (ERelA 1999), the right to be accompanied by a work colleague or...
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Case Law

Napthens - March 21st 2017
We look at a recent Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) decision in Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust –v- Mrs Hardland & others, Danshell Healthcare Ltd which has sought to clarify what an employer (and an Employment Tribunal) are entitled to consider when assessing the “principal purpose” of an organised group of employees, for the purposes of a Service Provision Change under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”).
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Spring Budget 2017

Napthens - March 21st 2017
The Chancellor delivered the 2017 Spring Budget on 8 March 2017. The Government announced that the employment rate reached a record high in the three months to December 2016 (74.6%) and unemployment is at an 11 year low. The Government used the Spring Budget to outline plans to help more people back into work, in addition to securing a highly skilled work force for the future of the economy.
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