Taking the pain out of redundancies?

It is sign of the times that many businesses are looking at making redundancies within their teams. If you haven’t already looked at it, there is a good chance that you will be soon. In what are already painful times, [...]

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COVID-19 – what you should do now as an employer

All of our heads have been swimming with COVID-19 and the rapidly changing landscape. As an employer, the action you may need to take now will depend, to some extent, upon the nature of your workplace, the roles carried out [...]

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Financial Support for Businesses during COVID-19

COVID-19 is a moving beast and the advice / support from the government seems to be changing daily.  However, on Friday evening, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out the financial help the government is going to give to support businesses [...]

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How your business should prepare for a coronavirus outbreak

Is your business starting to consider the risk of a coronavirus outbreak? The impact of a COVID-19 outbreak on your workforce should now be on every employer's risk register. Matt Huddleson explains why, and what you should do. (more…) [...]

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What you need to know about UK employment law changes in April 2020

Each year there are changes to employment law in the UK. This year there are a few changes that, although they aren’t ground-breaking, do have the potential to catch you out. Employers. Beware. Here is what you need to know [...]

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Protecting your business from employment risk in a commercial contract

Most businesses are confident in agreeing the main commercial and operational elements of a contract to provide services, but many completely miss out (or mis-judge) the employment related aspects, which can leave them open to significant risk. So, how should [...]

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What can employers do when faced with a conflict between two employees’ beliefs or characteristics? And can vegetarianism be a “religious belief”?

Employers are often worried about inadvertently discriminating against employees, and the consequences of doing so. This tends to cause the most problems in the area of “religious or philosophical beliefs”, because some of those have a nasty tendency of leading [...]

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Do you really need to seek employment law advice from a lawyer for legal privilege to apply?

This is often a question that will go through an employer’s head when they are considering who they seek advice from in respect of problem employees. And employers dealing with tricky employees can face a problem in respect of that advice, [...]

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Do we really need employment contracts and policies?

Or perhaps the question should be: “Do these contracts and policies need to be so complicated? and who should draft them? HR or legal?” I have had several conversations recently (and more regularly) fuelling the ongoing debate about the best [...]

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Removing a problem employee from your business

If you need to remove an employee from your business, it can be a messy, costly and risky process. So, it is often in a business’ interests to avoid much of that by going straight for an agreed settlement. But [...]

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Please rest assured that OTB Eveling remains open for business in support of all of our clients during this difficult period. Our remote working capability is fully tested and secure. We would recommend that over the next few weeks, clients email their usual firm contact directly, although we will try to deal with any calls coming through the main line as soon as possible. For new or general enquiries, please email info@otbeveling.com