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New Divorce Law to end blame game

You will, no doubt, have heard seen in the news that there is to be a new divorce law which, thankfully, has nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit and the UK divorcing the EU. The purpose of the new law is to take away the resentment between the parties in respect of the divorce process…

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When does a hug become unacceptable behaviour?

Physical contact in the workplace is a very high-profile topic among bosses, workers, and HR departments at the moment. On the back of two very public controversies, where men in positions of power got a little bit too ‘touchy-feely’ with their staff, the current default position is one that appears to say that touching, in…

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April rains for employers with raft of new legislation

Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legislation.  “It’s hard work keeping up to speed with employment law obligations,” explained…

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Chancellor’s Brexit brinkmanship puts the hold on

The continuing uncertainty over Brexit saw the Chancellor deliver a Spring Statement that was more holding plan than action plan.   Philip Hammond highlighted a range of alternative scenarios, depending on what happens with the country’s exit from the EU over coming weeks. That included a possible reversal to the ‘end of austerity’ he predicted in…