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Beverley Smith

The final stage on the rules for tipping and gratuities

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New rules to ensure fairness and transparency around handling tips and gratuities will soon go live for hospitality and other service sector businesses. These are designed to ensure an even-handed approach in situations where the employer has...

50 Years of Health and Safety Legislation: The Evolution and Current Landscape

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The year 2024 marks a significant milestone in the history of workplace safety in the United Kingdom. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA 1974), a pivotal piece of legislation that revolutionised...

Vento bands - An Update

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Compensation for discrimination can include both financial and non-financial loss, and in terms of non-financial loss, this will normally include an award for injury to feelings. What are Vento bands? The Vento bands provide...

Menopause Discrimination - Navigating the Fine Line Between Support and Offence

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I came across the news headline yesterday about the ‘employee gift bag’ given out by Avanti West Coast to its female employees of menopausal age. It apparently contained things such as a jelly baby ‘ in case you feel like biting...

Changes to Flexible Working Requests

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Changes to Flexible Working Requests The Government has been talking about making changes to flexible working for a couple of years now but has finally confirmed that from 6 April 2024, employees will have the right to request flexible working from day one...