James Potts - Legal Services Director
Recent Blog Posts By James Potts - Legal Services Director
Staff and social media posts: should you get involved?
Famous cricketer Ollie Robinson made the headlines recently. But he wasn’t in the news due to an incredible innings… it because a number of his offens... Read More
Time off in lieu vs paid overtime: what's best for your workplace?
Business is booming. You’re rushed off your feet with non-stop tasks. And you don’t have enough hours in the workday to get everything done… In this ... Read More
Is staff presenteeism costing your business?
Presenteeism. It’s a long word for an age-old concept: staff coming into work when they’re not well enough to do their job. This could lead to costly... Read More
The right way to handle a remote working request
Thanks to lockdown, many employees have discovered the perks of remote work. In fact, a staggering 86% of UK workers want to work from home at leas... Read More
What are the rules on monitoring remote staff?
Despite the roadmap out of lockdown, 86% of UK bosses think working from home is here to stay. And if that’s the case for your business, you’ll have q... Read More
Should you offer time off for vaccinations?
As the next phase of the rollout begins, you’ll soon hear the question: “can I take time off for my COVID-19 vaccination?” But before you answer, the... Read More
Six COVID-related claims you could face this year
Furlough payments. Self-isolating staff. A national lockdown… Thanks to the pandemic, you dealt with a lot in 2020. And after such a rocky year, you... Read More
NEW rules to speed up employment tribunal claims
A major update to the UK employment tribunal system comes into force in December 2020 that could help to speed up employee claims. But what are the n... Read More
Is it legal to make redundancies remotely?
The short answer is yes. There’s nothing in the law that says you can’t make redundancies remotely. However, it does add extra risk to an already comp... Read More
The Kickstart Scheme: a cheatsheet for employers
The government’s new ‘Kickstart Scheme’, which rewards employers who create job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds, is now open. And as a result, thou... Read More
Reducing staff hours: an alternative to redundancies?
Taking a hard-working employee aside to tell them that their job’s at risk might be the toughest task you face as an employer. But there are ways you... Read More