Employment Law

Supporting Gender Reassignment in the Workplace

Supporting gender reassignment in the workplace

Over recent years we have seen the need for a better understanding of trans employees within the workplace. There is often a lack of understanding and knowledge on how to …

Probation

Time’s up – when probation doesn’t work out

It’s just not working out. Unfortunately, not every new hire works out, even if you have been diligent in your recruitment and have robust onboarding. There could be many reasons …

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Menopause in the Workplace Toolkit

A recent poll looking at Menopause in the Workplace (commissioned by Koru Kids), found that 18% of women in UK workplaces currently experiencing menopause or perimenopause symptoms were considering leaving …

Right to work checks

Right to work checks – what are the current UK regulations?

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to ensure that the people they employ have a legal right to work. In order to do this, there are some right …

HR Compliance

HR Compliance and what it means for your business

With regulations and legislation changing constantly, ensuring that your business remains compliant has its challenges. The ever-changing world means that sometimes it is hard to keep up to date with …

nternational Transgender Day of Visibility

Identity and Orientation – How Inclusive is Your Business?

In recognition of International Transgender Day of Visibility – March 31st – the MAD-HR team have been reflecting on some of the key points employers need to know in regards …

Statutory pay and compensation limits increase April 2022

What are the statutory rates of pay and compensation limits from April 2022?

Please note the following changes to statutory rates with the respective effective dates: Category Pay rates from 1st April 2022 National Living Wage for employees and workers aged 23 and over …

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Making redundancies – what is the real effect on your business?

Leaders within any business have a responsibility to make decisions that are going to shape its future success. The method of how you decide to do this is likely to …

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

As we are all aware, recruitment and receiving applications from candidates who meet the “essential criteria” at the moment is harder than ever.  The latest official figures show vacancies have …

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Menopause in the Workplace

With women’s presence in the workplace significantly increasing in recent years, figures are currently reporting that there are 15.49 million women aged over 16 in employment. 3.5 million women in …

International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

With International Women’s Day celebrations imminent once again, the MAD-HR team has been reassessing the legal and ethical landscape in respect of workplace equality. Do you know your obligations as …

Mental health and dismissal

Setting the record straight on mental health and dismissals

Whilst mental health was previously something of a taboo, it is now one of the most topical subjects of today, particularly in relation to the world of work. Those situations …

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Custom and Practice – is your business at risk?

Many employers may have heard of implied terms or ‘custom and practice’, however, understanding what these terms really mean and their impact on your business is crucial in ensuring you …

Extra UK bank holiday 2022

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

Emergency legislation passed on Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021

Emergency legislation passed on SSP

As part of the Government’s efforts to free up GP time to prioritise the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme, new emergency legislation has been passed to increase the period of time …

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What does the new Covid variant mean for employers?

With several cases of the Omicron variant identified in the UK, experts say firms need to think ahead and not wait for the Government before bringing in extra safety measures. …

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Dear Boss….Can I Take My Holiday Now, Before Christmas?

You’re into the final countdown toward the end of the year, and, tick-tock, tick-tock, it’s time to prepare yourself for the inevitable surge in employees requesting they squeeze in owed …

Fireworks

Is It Fireworks In Your Workplace?

Remember remember, 5th November. We might be getting ever closer to the firework festivities, but from our recent client conversations and industry updates, there’s enough fireworks creating drama in the …

Expenses claim

Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

Paolo Porchetti was offered a lucrative settlement package by bosses at Brush Electrical Machines to leave the company after they became ‘immensely frustrated’ by his poor work. However, the Sales …

Final Countdown to Furlough

The final countdown to furlough

September is the final month of the furlough scheme, subject to any last-minute extension. It was introduced in March 2020 as a short-term measure to support employers in paying their …

Supporting gender reassignment in the workplace

Over recent years we have seen the need for a better understanding of trans employees within the workplace. There is often a lack of understanding and knowledge on how to …

Cycle to Work schemes are back in fashion

The following article was written by Martin Moore, Employee Benefits Consultant, Beckett Financial Services. With the rising cost of living and a huge shift in employee expectations in the last decade, …

What is the best way to manage relationships at work?

What is the chance of meeting that special someone at work? Following a Totaljobs Survey of more than 5,000 people, 22% of people report meeting their partners at work. More …

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