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Coronavirus Update

As an employer and responsible business, Fairways is under a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees, workers and anyone else who might be affected by our business.  This includes implications resulting from the Coronavirus. We continue to… Read More

New ‘Day-One’ Employment Rights from 6 April 2020

New ‘day-one’ employment rights from 6 April 2020 will be implemented for all new employees and workers will have the right to receive a statement of written particulars from day-one of work. There are additional statutory particulars that must be included in the statement too. This is a significant change from the existing position… Read More

Changes for Temporary Recruitment Agency Workers

Changes for temporary recruitment agency workers.  With effect from 6 April 2020, temporary work agencies must provide agency work-seekers with a Key Information Document.  This change comes under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/725). The government has also announced plans in the Good Work Plan to… Read More

New Paid Parental Bereavement Leave Law – Jack’s Law

Paid Parental Bereavement Leave legislation comes into effect from 6 April 2020.  Parents who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ paid statutory leave under this new legislation known as ‘Jack’s Law’.  “Jack’s Law” is named after the 23-month-old Jack Herd who died in 2010.… Read More

National Minimum Wage Increase April 2020

National Minimum Wage increase April 2020 is set to rise more than 6% this year!  This will undoubtedly put even more pressure on business owners.  The new rates which have been described by the Government as “the biggest cash increase ever.”  With effect from April 2020 the new rates will… Read More

Ring the New Year with a Job Interview

Starting a new year means thinking about new year resolutions.  This is also the time of year when we start to think of: new career options or simply a new job; or that important first job; and of course the job interview. There is no better time than the present… Read More

Preparing Your CV for new Jobs and Careers

As we approach the end of the year, many thoughts are moving towards a new year, new jobs and of course an updated CV.  When seeking a new role, preparing your CV becomes a critical part of the process as almost all employers will ask you for a CV.  If… Read More

Avoiding Christmas Party Legal Hangovers

Avoiding Christmas Party Legal Hangovers can be a nightmare and with the office Christmas Party season in full swing.  So, how do employers survive the festive season without mishap and possible legal action? We have released a helpful list so that employees can have fun while reminding employers of their… Read More

New Drug Driving Limits

Drug driving limits and roadside testing were introduced in Scotland on Monday 21 October 2019. What does this include:  a zero-tolerance approach to eight drugs most associated with illegal use; and  a list of other drugs associated with medical use which will have limits based on impairment and risk to… Read More

Most Enterprising Business Award

On 11 March 2017 Fairways won the prestigious and highly coveted ‘Most Enterprising Business of the Year Award’ at the Women Ahead, Dundee & Angus Business Awards. The award was presented to the owner or manager of a business of any size, who has identified an appropriate market to operate… Read More