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Is it all about zero-hours? Ben Thornber of Thornber Employment Law, a UEL member, considers the issues

Posted on May 03, 2015 By In Employment news

The UK’s political parties have made zero hour contracts part of their electioneering – but how have their manifestos looked at employment issues? Jobs – and zero-hour contracts – have been at the heart of the UK’s General Election campaign. But as the electioneering reaches its final phases, it is

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Mediation allows both sides to settle a grievance

Posted on Mar 03, 2015 By In The Expert View

Mediation can be a 'cathartic' process which helps mend relationships and allows both sides in a dispute to air their grievances in a civilised manner, said an experienced mediator, who was speaking at a meeting of the United Employment Lawyers network in Glasgow. In a session, introduced by Giles Woolfson,

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Mothers and fathers-to-be need to start workplace conversation

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 By In Employment news

Expectant parents must have an all-important conversation with their employers with just eight weeks to go until mothers and fathers with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 can start sharing up to 50 weeks of parental leave. With 285,000 working couples expected to be eligible for Shared Parental

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