HR & Employment Law Insights

Helping family businesses, start-ups, charities, social enterprises, and other growing or established businesses throughout the UK make sense of HR and Employment Law challenges.

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We’ve seen an increase in enquiries since Employment Tribunal fees were abolished last month, so I wanted to share my thoughts on this and what it means for you as employers.

Unison, the Trade Union, had been campaigning for some time to have Employment Tribunal fees abolished, which was introduced by the Government in 2013.  As a result of these fees, tribunal cases were down by over 70% as people looking to raise a claim had to pay a lodging fee to submit the papers and a further fee if the case went to tribunal.  This would cost someone over £1100 to raise an unfair dismissal claim.

We’ve seen some of our clients adopt a riskier approach to some dismissals knowing the lodging fees were in their favour, and now that the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful, fees have been abolished.

We understand that it can be difficult to make an induction sound interesting but it is about finding a good balance.

You should carry out an induction as it will help your new appointment to establish themselves quickly in their job and productivity become motivated to do well and fit into the business early on.

We get asked HR related questions every day and each week we will be sharing our top question of the week that we have been asked here at The HR Booth.

In this week's question of the week, Alistair discusses how to manage the day to day performance of staff for a busy business owner.

We get asked HR related questions every day and each week we will be sharing our top question of the week that we have been asked here at The HR Booth.

In this week's question of the week, Alistair discusses the National Living Wage.

Every day, thousands of companies are looking for new ways to improve their efficiency and capabilities of their staff. New and improved technology is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Some people have a great ability to learn these new programs and upgrades, but not everyone can adapt to change so quickly. Since we all learn at different paces, it's important to understand that the interactive media products that your customers and staff utilise won't be second nature for them all.

It’s been another busy week at The HR Booth, where we have been solving customer problems and helping with HR related enquiries.

Here’s another question we’ve been asked to respond to this week.

It’s been another busy week at The HR Booth, where we have been solving customer problems and helping with HR related enquiries.

Here’s another question we’ve been asked to respond to this week.

It’s been another busy week at The HR Booth, where we have been solving customer problems and helping with HR related enquiries.

Here’s another question we’ve been asked to respond to this week.