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Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There has been lots of publication surrounding World Mental Health Day this week.  Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 14.3 million work days were lost last year due to stress, depression and anxiety. At Crownford Consulting Limited, we can assist you in promoting good mental health at the workplace and support you if there is no improvement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop...

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Employment Tribunal Statistics

Brexit and UK Employment Laws

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As most of us already know, Employment Tribunal fees were abolished in July 2017.   Likely to be as a direct result, the number of single claims lodged has risen by 165% on last year’s figures for the period of April to June, the last full quarter when fees were in force.   This is according to a report published by the Ministry of Justice on 13th September 2018.   Let us support you...

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Brexit and UK Employment Laws

Brexit and UK Employment Laws

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Brexit White Paper entitled ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’ published on 12 July 2018 confirms that no employment laws which are based on EU legislation will be repealed when the country leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019. The Government’s assurance that workers’ rights will not be diminished means that the Working Time Regulations (governing holiday and hours of workers); the requirements of collective...

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Russia World Cup 2018

The World Cup: Potentially an Employers Nightmare

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The World Cup will take place in Russia between the 14th June and 15th July. As a result, employers could see an increase in absenteeism, issues with race discrimination, computer/mobile phone misuse and be inundated with holiday requests. GET AHEAD OF THE GAME! Crownford Consulting Limited would suggest that you take a flexible approach on a short-term basis, where possible. This could be anything from a temporary change to working hours to...

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How Artificial Intelligence Chat Bots are Disrupting HR

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"]Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years you may have heard about the development in Artificial Intelligence in the news. One area of AI that’s come on leaps and bounds are Bots. Bot’s are automation software that is designed to take over many administrative tasks allowing workers to get up to speed on the things that really matter and be more productive. Having been...

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Changes to Statutory Payments from 1 April 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"]Changes to Statutory Payments from 1 April 2018 From April 2018, there will be a rise in the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay. With effect from 1 April 2018 statutory maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay will rise from £140.98 to £145.18, and the weekly rate for the first 6 weeks will be 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings. Statutory...

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What is GDPR and our role as a business.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"]What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years, and when it comes into effect on May 25th, 2018, it intends to give European citizens back control over their personal data. Its impact won’t just be felt in Europe though, as it will have wider implications for companies across the world that hold data on the continent.   Why should businesses...

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Are tribunal fees unlawful?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] Following recent actions on the 26 July, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor. Unison’s appeal was a challenge to the lawfulness of Employment Tribunals fees. The Court has found that the fees unlawfully hinder access to justice and the relevant Fees Order – the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, has been quashed.   It is unlikely that tribunal fees...

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Does Voluntary Overtime count towards Holiday Pay?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] The question whether voluntary overtime and normally worked (normal remuneration) for the purpose of calculating holiday pay? During a recent case held at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts the EAT has said yes. The Respondents were Operatives that had been working for the Council. Their roles were electricians, plumbers, roofers and similar who, as well as working day jobs, also worked entirely voluntary overtime which paid additional standby and callout...

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