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Is there a risk if you request a verbal reference?

The answer is yes.  There has recently been a tribunal case which involved a verbal reference. A member of staff suffered from a medical condition which consequently resulted in her having a lot of time off work.  The medical condition was covered by disability under the Equality Act 2010. The member of staff applied for [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Recruitment|0 Comments

6 Mistakes When Checking the Right to Work in the UK

New proposals to the Immigration Bill 2015-16, currently progressing through Parliament, make it clear that employers are responsible for the UK status of those they employ. Employers have a statutory obligation to prevent illegal working by carrying out document checks on their employees’ right to work in the UK. Failing to do so can result [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Recruitment|0 Comments

The National Living Wage

We have had several calls from employers asking us about the National Living Wage and whether or not they have to pay it to employees. The answer is YES. It is a legal requirement it’s not something you can chose to pay if you want to. It is different from the Living Wage which is [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|Changes in the Law, Recruitment|0 Comments

How to Manage Employees’ Probation Periods

When you take on a new member of staff there is always a worry that they might not be the right person for the job. That’s why I recommend having a probationary period clause in your employment contract. The purpose of a probationary period is to monitor the performance of the employee and to give them feedback on [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|Recruitment|0 Comments