October 30, 2018
The checking of a candidate’s social media is now a standard part of pre-employment screening. According to recent research by YouGov, up to 80% of employers are likely to check a candidate’s social media accounts as part of their recruitment and onboarding procedure. Employers are also involved in checking social media belonging to current employees of the company. But with the highly publicised onset of GDPR, along with the severe repercussions of not complying (fines can run into their millions), employers must ensure that their checking processes are appropriate and do not put them at the risk of breaking the law. (more…)
March 23, 2018
The Government response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices: what does it mean for your business?
The Taylor Review of modern working practices and employment law was based on the premise that all work must be “fair and decent”. Fine words, indeed – but what do they mean in the real world? And what does the Government’s recent response via its Good Work Plan mean for employers? (more…)
December 15, 2017
There are a variety of reasons for experiencing problems with pay, whether you are an employee or contractor. The first thing we advise, is talk to your employer and find out why.
If you are struggling to get in contact with your employer, or can’t seem to agree on the amount you are owed– then you are well within your rights to challenge them.
If you choose to challenge them, you should act quickly. It is much harder to recuperate lost wages after 3 months from the date the problem arose. (more…)
November 28, 2017
The gig economy is a hot topic. Love it or loathe it, it is a way of working that seems set to stay. Characterised by payment per “gig”, it is seen by some as the ideal way of working flexibly but by others as an exploitative exercise that provides little or nothing in the way of workplace protections. (more…)