A simple and straightforward guide to the GDPR

If you’re anything like us, the four letters GDPR quite possibly fill you with dread, confusion and fear all at the same time. It’s easy to panic when you hear about potential €20m fines for non-compliance and data breaches.

Fed up with finding sketchy, piecemeal advice on this new UK legislation, we decided to interpret the legal speak and produce the straightforward guide to the GDPR that every business owner and HR professional is crying [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Hints & Tips|

Detailed Documents Drafted to Suit All Specifications

Here at Employee Management Limited, we draft detailed, comprehensive employment documents which have been designed with the intention to provide maximum flexibility when it comes to running your business. In the unlikely event that an employment relationship fails to work out, these forms will notify you of any key elements of protection so you can safeguard yourself and your company from potential risk in case of emergency. In addition to this, we also ensure [...]

By |September 12th, 2014|Hints & Tips|

Sacking staff: how difficult is it, really?

If there’s one opinion that firmly divides providers of employment law advice, it’s whether sacking staff is too difficult. The debate was ignited again recently by Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps, who controversially suggested that managers could often only dismiss under-performing employees with resort to “disingenuous” reasons. Employee Management Ltd (http://www.employeemanagement.co.uk) considers where the truth may lie.

Shapps has championed the granting of greater power to businesses “to say ‘thank you very much, it has [...]

By |September 19th, 2013|Hints & Tips|

Employers reminded of dangers of following a warning with a dismissal

Many organisations will issue a formal warning to their employee regarding their conduct, en route to dismissing them. Here, Employee Management Ltd (http://www.employeemanagement.co.uk) gives some much-needed disciplinary advice on this practice, reminding businesses that there is a risk associated with depending on a prior warning in justifying the dismissal of an employee.

As a general rule, the decision of an employer to issue a final written warning subsequently used as the basis for dismissal is [...]

By |August 19th, 2013|Hints & Tips|

Research suggests lack of awareness of pension auto-enrolment

A recent poll by Scottish Widows has found that barely half of British employees are aware of the recent implementation of pension auto-enrolment. The news highlights the need for improved communication and education from the Government, pensions industry and the clients of HR services like those offered by Employee Management Ltd (http://www.employeemanagement.co.uk).

The scheme involves staff members who are not already part of a pension plan being automatically included in their employers’ workplace scheme. The [...]

By |October 4th, 2012|Hints & Tips|

HR basics: September 2012

Employment law is a complex area full of pitfalls and can be expensive. Getting it right however, starts with the basics, so here is Employee Management Ltd’s quick guide to HR basics for September 2012.
National Minimum Wage

16 – 17                                          £3.68 p/h

18 – 21                                           £4.98 p/h

22 +                                               £6.08 p/h

Apprentice Rate                       £2.60 p/h

London Living Wage Rate     £8.30 p/h


Statutory Payments

Statutory Maternity Pay         £135.45 or 90% of earnings if [...]

Validity of retirement notices called into question

In Bailey v R&R Plant Hire (Peterborough) Ltd the Court of Appeal has held that a statutory retirement notice informing an employee of their right to request not to retire must specifically cite paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

The 2006 Regulations enabled an employer to retire employees at the age of 65 providing that they followed the prescribed procedure. They had to notify the employee in writing of [...]

Is giving evidence at tribunals an obligation?

Sometimes, yes.

Where employment tribunals involve the former employer or colleague of an individual, it may be that one (or sometimes both) of the parties will want that individual to give evidence on their behalf. If this isn’t something the individual wishes to do, he/she isn’t under any obligation unless ordered to do so by the tribunal. Such orders rarely arise in the absence of a prior application from one (or occasionally both) of the [...]

How to avoid employment tribunals?

Recent years have seen a significant change in the long-established relationship between employee and employer. It was once a given, for example, that a person’s employer was practically the highest power of all, with employees being subject to their rule, as if subjects to a king. However, this is not an accurate portrayal of the 21st century employer-employee relationship, as HR specialists Employee Management Limited  explain.


Different workplaces will have different internal policies as to [...]

By |January 31st, 2012|Hints & Tips|

Are you compliant with the Data Protection Act?

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) requires companies and individuals to keep personal data to themselves. The eight defining data protection principles (including ‘personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully’ and ‘personal data must not be held on record for longer than necessary’) ensure compliance with the DPA. HR consultants Employee Management Limited (http://www.employeemanagement.co.uk/) looks at three high profile cases surrounding DPA issues, and asks if you, whether an individual or part of [...]