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An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise.
An easy to listen to legal and practical update.

The Employment Law & HR Podcast Alison Colley, Solicitor from Real Employment Law Advice

    • Business
    • 3.9 • 9 Ratings

An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise.
An easy to listen to legal and practical update.

    Employees who are reluctant to return to work & shielding employees

    Employees who are reluctant to return to work & shielding employees

    In this episode 169 of the podcast I am covering the tricky question of what you can do if an employee refuses to return to the workplace because of covid concerns. Also with the guidance about shielding changing what you need to consider when asking a formerly shielding employee to return to work.

    • 16 min
    Changing Employment Contracts: What do you need to consider when making changes to terms of employment?

    Changing Employment Contracts: What do you need to consider when making changes to terms of employment?

    In this episode 168 of the podcast I am covering an issue that has been coming up fairly frequently of late, as employers are looking to make changes to employee terms in light of uncertainty about the economy and what business will really be like once lockdown restrictions are eased. So what do you need to consider if you are changing employment contracts.

    • 24 min
    Adult ADHD: What do employers need to know?

    Adult ADHD: What do employers need to know?

    In this episode 167 of the Podcast I am joined by Tony Coward, who is a coach for adults with ADHD. Tony himself has been diagnosed with ADHD which led him to seek out others with the condition and begin his journey to becoming an accredited ADHD coach.

    • 28 min
    Without Prejudice Discussions: When are they really ‘off the record’

    Without Prejudice Discussions: When are they really ‘off the record’

    Protected discussions leading to a Settlement Agreement In this episode 166 of the podcast I am covering an issue that was raised by a listener to the podcast, namely when you can rely on Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to prevent settlement discussions being used against you as evidence.
    In this episode of the podcast I cover:
    What a protected conversation is. What the purpose of Section 111A Employment Rights Act is. What the difference is between a protected conversation under the statutory provision and the without prejudice rules. When to be cautious about settlement discussions. When you can rely on the ‘without prejudice’ rules. Why often it is worth the risk to have the conversation despite the possibility that your discussions will not be covered by the without prejudice or Section 111A rules. Fixed Price Advice from Real Experts As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £198 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion – alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour
    Don’t forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001, 020 3470 0007, 0191 375 9694 or 023 8098 2006
     
    We have a variety of free documents and letters which are available to download here: DIY Documents
    We are also on YouTube! You can find a range of topics and also listen to this podcast on YouTube here: YOUTUBE
     
    The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.
    The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

    • 16 min
    Domestic Violence and Abuse: what do employers need to know

    Domestic Violence and Abuse: what do employers need to know

    In this episode 165 of the podcast I am very pleased to be joined by Ed Grey from BlueTouchPaper consulting to talk about the very timely and interesting subject of Domestic Violence & Abuse and the interrelationship with work.

    • 39 min
    What are the options for an employee who cannot work due to school closures and childcare?

    What are the options for an employee who cannot work due to school closures and childcare?

    In this episode 164 of the Podcast I address a question which has arisen frequently since the announcement by Boris Johnson on the 4th January 2021 that schools would close the next day. What are the options for employees impacted by school closures and childcare issues.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

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Wonderful Podcast

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Enjoyable podcast!

As an American employer lawyer, I appreciate hearing about the differences between US and UK employment law.

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Great podcast

Listening to Alison has been extremely helpful in understanding all of the intricacies of employment law. I always enjoy the topics and find them to be very informative.

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