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Ranking Roger RIP

March 29, 2019
I couldn’t let the week end, without saying a few words about the death of Ranking Roger of The Beat that was announced a few days ago.  As a Coventry kid, the Two Tone movement was an intrinsic part of my growing up.  I can’t do better than quote the word...
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10 Year Anniversary!

August 10, 2018
Recently, we were delighted to celebrate Niki being a part of evolutionhr for 10 years.  We enjoyed a Cocktail Masterclass and long lunch at the wonderful Grand Trunk Road - highly recommended, if you've never been. We've experienced a number of interesting events ...
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GDPR

April 15, 2018
GDPR Well, obviously, I couldn’t let the opportunity go by without a few words on this topic. We are bombarded by emails reminding us of the impending enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulations on Friday 25 May.  I wanted to offer some thoughts based on m...
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Latest Updates

April 15, 2018
Latest Updates: Changes to payments in lieu of notice on termination From 6 April, there has been a change in the way that payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) made to employees on termination of their employment should be made.   It used to be possible to categoris...
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Public (Bank) Holidays

April 15, 2018
Public (Bank) Holidays. A brief comment on Bank Holidays.  A friend pointed out to me that because of the way the dates fell, if your employer’s holiday year is from 1 April to 31 March, this meant that there were only 7 bank holidays in the year 2017/2018 and consequ...
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Adverse Weather

April 15, 2018
Adverse weather How was it for you? I don’t think there are any of us who completely escaped the Beast from the East, the Pest from the West and then the other one……  Anyway, we soldiered on and were variously affected by the vagaries of the weather. Alm...
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Women at work and some early examples of female entrepreneurship.

When you’re on a 13-hour flight with the prospect of a further 7-hour flight to look forward to, you need to find a variety of things to occupy yourself.  Even I can’t read solidly for 20+ hours. I peruse the inflight magazine for available entertainment and find a ...
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Handling Workplace Harassment

November 29, 2017
Harassment is in the spotlight again. This time in relation to the conduct of MPs. There has been speculation over improper handling of claims which has highlighted the issue of how bullying and harassment should be handled in the workplace. If harassment or bullying is repo...
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In March 2016, the Government confirmed their plans for a Tax-Free Childcare scheme (TFC) to be rolled out gradually from early 2017. Tax-Free Childcare will provide working parents and now self-employed workers with another option for tax savings on their childcare direct t...
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The case of Burgess and another v Lejonvarn [2017] highlights the fact that a duty of care may apply even when providing advice or services for free from one friend to another and where no professional or contractual relationship exists.   Ms Lejonvarn worked as a ...
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