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In case you missed it, or if you’d like to watch it again, take a look at the latest webinar from The People Department, ‘Managing People In A Virtual World’ – recorded live.
A Non Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) or a confidentiality clause may be used by an employer to prevent an employee from disclosing information. Amid growing controversy in the use of NDAs in cases of criminal activity, sexual harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing, ACAS recently issued new guidance in the fair and proper use of such a document. This forms part of the Government’s response to the use of NDAs by businesses in discrimination cases.
When Leaders frequently ask for feedback from their teams, they gain a deeper perspective about themselves as Managers that others will also pick up on, enabling them to make improvements in the way they manage, motivate and lead their teams. Giving and receiving feedback is a powerful behaviour that is critical for leaders to practice every day, but it becomes even more critical during times of change and disruption.
Looking ahead to developments in employment law for 2020 that may require consideration for your business.
Sajid Javid recently announced that the National Living Wage (NLW) will increase to £10.50 over the next five years and the age banding eventually expanded to anyone over the age of twenty-one years.
There may be circumstances when employees have the legal right to take time off from work for public duties; every employee must be allowed time off from work for jury service and an employer must not discriminate, or may risk an employment tribunal (ET).
When building a business, a company reputation is developed and important customer and supplier relationships are forged. Therefore it can be extremely damaging for an individual to come into an organisation and then take this information to capitalise on for themselves or for another employer, usually in direct competition.
It would be hoped that subject access requests (SARs) are considered a useful tool to assist genuinely concerned employees in understanding the data held about them by their employers. Unfortunately, there is a growing consensus among employers that employee requests are being used to apply administrative pressure, expense and additional complexities, particularly when there is an existing employment dispute.
The Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) will come into effect in December 2019. Are you prepared for how will it impact the recruitment and management of your people?
Many significant areas of employment law are based on EU law, such as working time rights and employee rights on the transfer of a business. After the UK leaves the EU, with or without a deal, EU employment law will be converted into UK law. Depending on the terms of any deal reached with the EU, workers’ rights under EU law should continue to apply during any transition period.
In the war for talent, it’s essential that you focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent your people.
Many companies will look at how their people have performed against the businesses annual objectives and targets.