Employment Law & Holiday Pay

In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, it was held that contractual results-based commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay for the 4-week statutory holiday entitlement under the EU’s

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View from a Surgeon: Bullying in the Workplace

I have been bullied all my life. When I was a small kid (and I was really small) I was bullied by two boys and a girl for weeks until I stood up to them

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Recruiting Staff – Taking your first steps

When employing staff, whether for the first time, or to add to an existing employee base, there are a number of things that employers often overlook. Employers would be ill-advised to simply advertise a vacancy

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Tattoo policies – are they unfair to young people?

Tattoo policies – are they unfair to young people? Employers should review their attitudes on piercings and tattoo body art, or miss out on talented workers, says employer / employee advice body ACAS. Recent research

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Peak Experience

A few weeks ago we celebrated an innovation when Hazel Coupe my talented business manager decided to share some of her learnings by writing a blog. Well it proved a great success for her, for

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Environmental laws – will we have more or less once we leave the EU?

Environmental laws – will we have more or less once we leave the EU? With an estimated 80-90% of all our environmental regulations originating from the EU, it’s clear that the UK’s vote to leave

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Self-employed – Going it alone?

If you are considering setting up on your own or are in a medical or dental private practice, there are a number of factors you need to consider than may not be obvious from the

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Cultivated Laziness

What got you here won’t get you there is a truism. The things that smooth the way in one part of our lives very often get in the way in other parts of our lives.

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Structure Causes Behaviour

Structure causes behaviour Structure causes behaviour and so if one wants to change the behaviour of an organisation one must change the structure. When a business owner or a business leader complains about his leadership

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A VIEW FROM A SURGEON: BURN OUT

A VIEW FROM A SURGEON: BURN OUT Burn out is a very real risk at all levels of training and at Consultant level. Why is this? To understand the psychology of burn out, I personally

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Are Personal Emails Sent Whilst At Work ‘Private’?

  Are Personal Emails Sent Whilst At Work ‘Private’? The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled recently in the case of Barbulescu v Romania that an employer was within its rights to read private messages sent

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