Uber Drivers Have Workers Rights: Episode 66

The Employment Tribunal decision on the status of Uber drivers In this weeks’ episode I follow up from Episode 61 when I brought you the details of a claim being considered in the London Central Employment Tribunal. The Judgement has been published and the outcome is that the Uber drivers in this case have been […]

Holiday Pay & Commission the Court of Appeal Decision: Episode 65

The Latest Update on the Holiday Pay Case of Lock v British Gas In this weeks’ episode I bring you the details of the latest installment in the long running case regarding payment of commission whilst on holiday and the interpretation of the working time regulations to decide how much pay an employee should receive […]

The timing of Early Conciliation: Episode 64

Does the Early Conciliation process apply to claims that happen after the certificate is issued? In this weeks’ episode I bring you the details of a case which has recently been decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal regarding the Early Conciliation process which is mandatory in the majority of employment tribunal cases. In this case Mrs Morgan […]

How to get the best out of your staff: Episode 63

Be pro-active & improve productivity of your staff In this weeks’ episode I bring you five tips to increase the productivity of your staff. It is not just about paying more there are other easy ways to get staff working harder for you. In this episode I will cover: Why the ultimate key to improving […]

Reasonable Adjustments: Episode 62

When is additional pay a reasonable adjustment for a disabled employee? In this weeks’ episode I bring you the details of a case which has recently been decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal regarding the requirement to make a reasonable adjustment for an employee who is disabled and who took a different job role, as […]

Employed or Self-Employed? – Episode 61

The Employment Tribunal hears a case by Uber drivers claiming to be employees In this weeks’ episode I bring you the details of a case that has just been heard by the Central London Employment Tribunal involving Uber drivers and their claim to be employees. If they are successful it will mean they and thousands […]

6 tips for happier employees: Episode 60

6 simple steps to a happier & more productive workforce In this weeks’ episode I follow on from the tips and hints provided by my two previous guests Tony Brown and Steve Thomson and give you my six tips, which are super easy to implement, which will make a change to the happiness, productivity and […]

An Interview with Tony Brown: Episode 59

Tony Brown: Employer & Author of Standard Procedure In this weeks’ episode I interview Tony Brown about taking on his first employee, his tips for putting the correct processes in place for managing employees and how to systemise your business. About Tony Tony L Brown, known as “The Systems Guy”, is a Business Systems Strategist, […]

An Interview with Steve Thomson: Episode 58

Steve Thomson: Author of The Sticking Point In this weeks’ episode I interview the author of the book The Sticking Point, an unusual book which will help you develop your managerial techniques and improve how you manage your people. In this episode we will cover: Why Steve wrote the book; The comparison between physical and […]

Taking on your first employee: Part 4 Frequently Asked Questions

  Taking on your first employee: Part 4 Frequently Asked Questions In this weeks’ episode it is the fourth and final part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week I will cover some of the frequently asked questions […]

Taking on your first employee: Part 3 HMRC & Insurance

Taking on your first employee: Part 3 Registering with HMRC & Insurance In this weeks’ episode it is the third part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week paying the employee & covering your business. In this episode […]

Taking on your first employee: Part 2 Contract Terms

  Taking on your first employee: Part 2 Contracts In this weeks’ episode it is the second part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week, the key things to consider when putting together your employee contracts. In this […]

Taking on your first employee Part 1: Planning: Episode 54

  Taking on your first employee: Part 1 Planning In this weeks’ episode I bring you the first episode in a mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. In this episode I will cover: Planning and why you should focus on what […]

Disability Discrimination & a Premier League Football Club: Episode 53

Gutierrez v Newcastle Football Club In this weeks’ episode I bring you a recent case about a premier league footballer who has successfully pursued a claim for disability discrimination against his former employer, Newcastle FC. In this episode I will cover: The facts of the case; Why the case is interesting & rare in the […]

A recent case on Restrictive Covenants: Episode 52

When can you restrict an employee from working for a competitor?  In this weeks’ episode I bring you a recent case which reiterates the importance of getting your restrictive covenants right from the outset and on regularly reviewing the terms to make sure they are relevant. It is better to be proactive than leave it […]

Focus on the National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage: Episode 51

What are my obligations as an employer and how can I work out if I am paying the National Living Wage? In this weeks’ episode I bring you a focus on the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage and what you should be considering carefully with regards to your employees. In this episode I will […]

Employers Vicarious Liability for Employees: Episode 50

When is an employer liable for the actions of an employee? In this weeks’ episode I bring you a case regarding vicarious liability, where an employer is liable for the actions or omissions of an employee which causes harm to another. The case is a rather interesting one on the facts; Mohamud v WM Morrison. […]

Discrimination at work: Episode 49

Is an instruction to only speak English at work discrimination? A recent discrimination case has been decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning an instruction to a Russian employee not to speak Russian at work, an interesting case for various reasons. In this episode I will cover: What the relevant legal provisions are regarding direct […]

Holiday Entitlement & Pay: Episode 48

Frequently Asked Question about Holiday Entitlement & Pay Following a surprising question from an employee client I thought that it would be helpful to dedicate an episode to answering some of the frequently asked questions abut holiday. In this episode I will cover: The background to holiday entitlement and pay in the UK The Working […]

Tribunal Time Limits & Holiday Entitlement Update: Episode 47

Employment Tribunal Time Limits & Holiday Entitlement for 2015/16 & 2016/17 In this episode of the Podcast I bring you two updates that you should be aware of. In this episode I will cover: ACAS Early Conciliation Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal The extension of Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal Holiday entitlement under […]

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