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Absenteeism in the Legal Sector: Causes and Impacts

Absenteeism can be utterly devastating for productivity in the workplace. It doesn’t just affect the output of the absent employee, either. Their co-workers’ productivity is doomed to suffer as well. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, overtime is used to cover 47% of employee absences, and staff members are perceived to be almost […]

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By Chris Shenton Gather round one and all, we’re here to talk (Weekly)10 Top Tips! Following on from our recent blog series looking at some of the crucial topics around remote working, we thought it would be handy to provide a list of Weekly10 Top Tips for effective remote working and keeping happy while telecommuting. […]

Modernising performance reviews in law firms to improve professional development

By Jack Binns Traditionally speaking, performance management and employee development are supposed to go hand-in-hand, with the former leading to the latter. But it is becoming increasingly apparent that the classic performance management processes such as annual reviews are failing to live up to that expectation. A growing body of evidence suggests that these methods […]

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By Chris Shenton ‘How to improve employee engagement’ is arguably the HR conundrum of the 2010’s, or certainly the latter half. It has been the focus of many a research report, seminar, Op-ed or blog (such as this one I prepared earlier!). And no wonder with its strong correlation to a host of business metrics […]

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Excise Duties: 2020 State Budget (SB) Proposal

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Brexit and other tax implications

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

Natasha’s Law – New rules on food labelling

By Joanne Sear, CJ Ntsiu We look at the new rules on food labelling coming into force next year, and when additional information will have to be provided, particularly in relation to allergens. Background In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating sesame seeds in a baguette purchased from a high street […]

Warning for Insolvency Practitioners dealing with personal data

By Lynsey Robinson The FCA, ICO and FSCS have released a statement warning licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The statement highlights concerns about IPs/ authorised firms unlawfully selling personal client data to claims management companies (CMC) when acting on administrations. Under Data Protection legislation, consideration […]

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