The Kickstart scheme was introduced by Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, in Summer 2020. With an investment of £2 billion pounds, it is a positive approach to assist thousands of long term unemployed young people back into work. The scheme is expected to last until next year 2022.Read more
Whatsapp is an extremely popular app amongst many work colleagues. It is seen as a useful workplace communication tool, particularly when arranging team meeting and social events.Read more
Where an employee is made redundant or job ends and then is taken back on furlough, what happens to their continuity of employment?Read more
Companies should now prepare for the new legislation coming into force on the 6 April 2021. It will require medium and large employers who take on contractors via intermediary agents to carefully determine the status of that contractor.Read more
Government directions on Covid 19 have stated that an employee should work from home where they can. Technology has freed employees from geographical restrictions, and they can work remotely even whilst abroad. However, this can have legal and practical implications for the employer.Read more
There will come a time when an employee may wish to reconsider their contractual hours due to a change in personal circumstances, for example a new mother or father may want to make a flexible working request to fit around their family life.Read more
The simple answer is NO. The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 specifically states that members of the public should not be forced to undergo any medical treatment including vaccinations.Read more
In October, the Information Commissioners office updated sections of the Right of Access guidance; although the current principles still stand, the content is more detailed and descriptive.Read more
Blue Monday is in the third week of January and this year it falls on 18th 2021. Blue Monday is thought to be the most depressing day of the year. A combination of cold miserable weather, post-Christmas blues and credit card bills added to the glumness.Read more
In the UK we are now into a third lockdown due to the Covid 19 virus with stringent measures in place including parents now having to conduct distance learning sessions for their children.Read more
Head of Operations
Hema draws her expert specialist knowledge from a broad range of industries, including employment advisory and consultancy services, retail, manufacturing and leisure. She is MCIPD qualified. This experience enables her to quickly understand how organisations operate, how to interact with their business leaders and to deliver effective, commercial and practical solutions. Hema complements the team bringing a calm yet determined and tenacious approach to help keep a sharp focus on core objectives.
Health, Safety & Training Business Partner
Andy is NEBOSH and NCRQ trained and a technical member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), he is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Andy is often found studying the latest updates to legislation to keep his knowledge up to date and provide the best advice. He has a passion for health and safety and experience in a range of environments from large corporates to small business, Andy is well placed to support you in all your health and safety needs.
HR and Training Business Partner
Having started a career as a police officer; Jill changed careers to HR & Training dealing with Equality & Diversity in the workplace. Jill has over 15 years’ experience in HR, working in the UK, Europe and Australia. Jill is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and HR and has supported companies in managing their HR and training needs. She has a wealth of expertise across HR, dealing with challenging casework, TUPE transfers, redundancies, company restructure projects, mediation, training, organisational development systems, equality and diversity. Jill has worked in a variety of industries including; logistics, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare and the travel industry.
HR Business Partner
Arti has developed her HR knowledge and experience from both operational and outsourced consultancy-based HR positions. Arti provides support and advice on a range of HR matters including employee relations casework, managing redundancies, disciplinary matters, and appraisals. Her background includes working for medium to large organisations in various industries.
Advice Line Team Leader
Jatinder is qualified non-practising Solicitor, he has over 22 years advisory experience in Employment law, HR matters and Employment Tribunal litigation. He manages the legal and HR advice line team ensuring the delivery of advice is effective verbally and in correspondence. He has experience in training and coaching work colleagues in all aspects of legal and employment matters. With his sound understanding of issues arising with in the workplace environment, Jatinder aims to deliver clear and concise client focused advice.
HR Employment Relations Advisor
Anoop is an experienced HR Advisor and is part of the Telephone Advice Line Team. Anoop has worked in both the public and private sector, providing Employment Law advice ranging from grievances, disciplinaries, performance management, attendance management and mediation. Anoop is a trained mediator and provides down to earth, pragmatic, commercial advice. Outside of work, Anoop actively participates as a CIPD Board Member of East Midlands.