Monthly Archives: August 2012

New ACAS code on managing redundancy for employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave

Dealing with employees who are pregnant and those on maternity leave can give employers headaches in a redundancy situation.  This is further exacerbated by the fact that a woman who is on maternity leave has the right of first refusal … Continue reading

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Unpaid work schemes: slave labour or step on the ladder?

Against the back drop of a market flooded with unemployed graduates, in an attempt to get the recipients of benefits back to work, the government proposed that graduates and the long-term unemployed do unpaid work schemes. The aim is to … Continue reading

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A gold medal for skiving

With the Games now in full swing it is predicted 4.8 million of the British population will “call in sick”  over the Olympics. A 2000 person sample used by littlewoods.com confessed they may even take up to four or five … Continue reading

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