Business Question Time at North Lancs Expo

This will be your opportunity to put questions to business leaders in North Lancashire. Chaired by Malcolm Martin of Employer Solutions. The panel will include Alistair Eagles, CEO of Seatruck Ferries Ltd; Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Internal Sales at the Daisy Group; Michael Gibson, Chair of Digital Lancashire, owner and MD of Miralis Data, Wendy […]

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Careless talk in Preston costs an employer £360,000

In a judgment that could sink many a small organisation the Court of Appeal has upheld a compensatory award of £360,000 to an employee as a result of a single careless remark from her line manager. The misguided remark was for the employee’s line manager to suggest that “women take things more emotionally than men, […]

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“I see the Employee Handbook”, said the Judge…

“But I cannot see the Company’s name on it. Has the employee seen it? The Company is contesting a claim for constructive dismissal and there is a lot at stake. The employee had worked for the Company almost all his adult life. If he proves the Company have treated him in such a way that […]

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New ways of working – top tips to stay ahead

Life is changing all around us and the capacity to work flexibly is seen as key to the future and a key enabler to high performing virtual teams. Ernst & Young. Employers say to us “We don’t do flexible working” or “I am not happy with home working”. Understandable views, but risky. New ways of […]

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Employee returning late from holiday – what to do?

Usually you will get a request but perhaps the employee just returns late. There are a number of possible scenarios that we examine here… 1. The employee makes a request while on holiday and the effect on your business is minor You might just want to accede to the request. It could generate some goodwill. […]

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Keeping your HR data safe

HR data is invariably sensitive personal data which under the Data Protection Act, and the future General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you are obliged to keep secure. Employer Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved the Cyber Essentials accreditation. The accreditation means that our computer systems meet the essential standards of security appropriate […]

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Stress: “get used to it” – hints and tips for employers

The employee and her representative sit there citing mental illness, anxiety and panic attacks as the reasons why she has let the employer down yet again. The employer dares to share some of her own personal challenges. What happens next? The representative immediately jumps down the employer’s throat. He tells the employer bluntly that her […]

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Tribunal fees now unlawful – why it matters

The Supreme Court has now ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are now unlawful. It has a major implication for small employers and the economy as a whole. Fees were introduced to reduce the number of frivolous and vexatious claims, for which they were very successful. Now, how ever fair and reasonable a dismissal might be, […]

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GDPR for employers – are you ready?

Sony, Talk Talk, the NHS are big organisations caught by hackers. But small businesses are vulnerable too, perhaps more vulnerable since few realise the risks they are running. With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 and covering all employers, even microbusineses, now is a good time to address the […]

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