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Office parties during covid

Steven Judge is a Solicitor and Head of the Employment Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email sj@stephenrimmer.com Stress-testing before celebrating a virtual office Christmas   Christmas traditionally brings a round of festive celebrations for customers and employees, but with current Covid-19 restrictions, companies are having to re-think drinks and dinners…

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Bullying in the workplace

Steve Judge is a Partner and Solicitor in the Employment Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com When bullying goes on behind the screen   In the run-up to this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 16th– 20th November 2020, employers are being encouraged to look at how new styles of…

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How supply chains are affected by Covid

Mark Poulton is Partner and Head of the Corporate Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or mp@stephenrimmer.com Checking all your t’s and c’s match up to the new normal Companies should prioritise risk management in their approach to business and review their third-party relationships and contracts as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  While the…

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When does TUPE apply?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of Employment Law at Stephen Rimmer LLP and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or email sj@stephenrimmer.com Neither better nor worse – how TUPE protects when employees transfer The directors of a property management company ran into a brick wall when they tried to boost their benefits package…

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Countdown to contract changes for employers

Employers are on countdown for new requirements on employment contracts.  From April, the statutory requirements around statements of particulars are changing and being extended to include all workers, not just employees. It means that anyone starting work on or after 6th April 2020 will be entitled to a written statement of employment particulars in the…

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Time to talk about workplace mental wellbeing

Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6th February 2020 is an opportunity for employers to review policy and culture against best practice in employee mental wellbeing Workplace mental wellbeing is a top concern among employers, according to European-wide research. According to the World Health Organization, lost productivity due to mental illness costs Europe US$140 billion…

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What to avoid at an office Christmas party

As the clock ticks down to the office Christmas party, companies need to avoid the event becoming the wrong sort of cracker.  Any company-organised office christmas party, whether in or out of working hours and on or off site, is an extension of the workplace which can test a business across the board on its…