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Rail Strikes – Is your Company affected?

As we know, there is likely to be significant disruption for employees using rail transport for work purposes.  A strike is to take place  21, 23 and 25 June 2022. Are your employees unable to travel to work? If unlikely or unable to get to work because of the strike,… Read More

Fit Note Changes – Likely one of the shortest laws ever made!

Short Term Fit Note Changes  Employees can now self-certify sickness for up to 28 days (traditionally 7 days). Employees will attend a GP for a ‘fit note’ if they have been ill for more than 28 days and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and… Read More

Is Redundancy the only way forward for employers?

The reality of redundancy is harsh and stressful for all parties concerned.  Is redundancy the best way forward?  In some cases, for the survival and stability of a business, this may be a good way forward.  There is a downside. The downside is that all important loss of key talent.… Read More

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

From 6 April 2020, new ‘day-one’ employment rights to be implemented.  Who for? All new employees and workers. Workers also have the right to receive a statement of written particulars from day-one of work. Additional information must be included in the employment statement too. Employees who are currently continuously employed… 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

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