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Posts by Rhona Wark

Should I stay, or should I go now?

Resignation

When is a resignation not a resignation? There can be few employers (or employees for that matter), who have not found themselves in a situation with a “problem” member of staff and breathed a relief when that person decided to move on either internally or externally. However, when is a resignation not a resignation? One…

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Jackets on the backs of chairs: The unwritten rule

workplace culture

Workplace pressures are all too common. From an employer’s perspective, an ideal employee will come in early, stay late and will always choose to put their jobs before their personal commitments, needs and often their health. Not fitting in with a workplace culture of this type may affect their career and prospects for advancement. This…

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Sleeping on the job

Sleeping on the job

Last year the Employment Appeals Tribunal determined that care workers, who as part of their job slept overnight at service users homes in case they needed assistance throughout the night, were entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for all hours worked, this included time spent asleep (or you could say  ‘Sleeping on…

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Holidays are coming, holidays are coming!

Holidays

When holiday means holiday! The Coca-Cola truck is winding its way around the country bringing cheer and a huge sugar rush. However, just as the champagne cork pops that pesky European Court of Justice drops a ticking time bomb that has potential ramifications for those involved in the gig economy and might encourage those who are…

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