Employment e-news

New ACAS guidance on employment references

Napthens - September 25th 2018
ACAS has recently released new guidance surrounding employment references and what should and should not be included.
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Pilot used Star Wars character as his reference

Napthens - September 25th 2018
An employment tribunal has recently heard a case bought by Mr M, a former West Atlantic employee, who resigned after it was discovered he used a fake reference.
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Temporary workers and their rights

Napthens - September 25th 2018
With the busy Christmas season just around the corner, many employers will be looking to take on temporary workers, we look at why you may want to take this approach and how temporary staff differ from full-time staff.
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Is email your organisation’s biggest downfall?

Napthens - August 22nd 2018
When considering the phrase “data breach”, most people automatically think of a large scale cyber-attack or an organisation using unscrupulous methods to extract people’s personal data, such as what happened with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A data breach could even occur through a disgruntled employee, as happened to Morrisons earlier this year.
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Paid leave for working carers

Napthens - August 22nd 2018
Currently there is no legal obligation placed upon employers to pay their employees for time off from work due to their care commitments. As a result this has left many employees needing to either use up their holiday entitlement or take unpaid leave in order to fulfil their care commitments.
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Smartphones and Working Time Regulations 1998

Napthens - August 22nd 2018
Many organisations provide their staff with smartphones in order for their staff to be reachable outside of working hours by their colleagues and customers alike. However, could the use of smartphones potentially constitute a breach of the Working Time Regulations?
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