Kate Palmer - HR Advice and Consultancy Director
A thought leader on HR and employment law; Kate Palmer is Associate Director of HR Advisory and consultancy at global employment law consultancy, Peninsula.
Kate joined in 2009 from a worldwide facility services company where she was Senior HR Manager. Her exploits included providing HR & employment law support to over 30 UK hospitals and dealing with high profile NHS union cases—expertise she now brings to Peninsula clients.
Today, Kate is involved in all aspects of HR and employment law advice. She develops Peninsula’s expert law advisors and ensures each client gets the answers they need every time they call.
Kate also works on research & development, creating new processes and services such as BrightAdvice—an advice line offering quick access to qualified employment law and HR support for BrightHR customers.
As an industry opinion leader, Kate’s expertise is sought after frequently. Her authoritative HR and employment law commentary is regularly featured on BBC TV and radio channels as well as in major publications such as The Times.
Recent Blog Posts By Kate Palmer - HR Advice and Consultancy Director
FAQ: Job Retention Scheme extension
On the 5th of November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Job Retention Scheme would extend until March 2021. For many employers, th... Read More
Out of sight: how to manage long-term homeworkers
With people across the UK now living under various levels of lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions, it’s likely that some of your staff are working from ... Read More
Job Support Scheme: how to claim your NEW staff funding
The UK government has updated the Job Support Scheme to help businesses pay their staff when the furlough scheme ends. Here’s what you need to know t... Read More
Four must-know methods of surviving a local lockdown
The Coronavirus Act 2020 grants the government emergency powers to tackle COVID-19. Under new rules, ministers can impose an instant local lockdown, ... Read More
Your expert guide to writing a watertight redundancy letter
Redundancy rules might seem trivial while a pandemic hurtles across the globe. But employees get the same employment rights throughout the COVID-19 o... Read More
Top tips to support workers without childcare
Most employers, workers and customers have embraced the recent reopening of workplaces. But with schools and colleges closed until September, and fri... Read More
What do I do if staff won’t come back into work?
Early July saw thousands of employees go back to work under strict new safety measures. But despite the best efforts of business owners, many workers... Read More
Five ways to cut staff costs without redundancies
With the UK gradually coming out of lockdown, businesses across the country face an uncertain future. Economists warn of recession. Virologists warn ... Read More
How to prepare for life after lockdown
According to new government guidance for businesses in England, people that cannot work from home are encouraged to go into work—assuming your busines... Read More
Coronavirus | How to protect your workplace
Coronavirus is now a global pandemic, and the UK has introduced strict new measures to help tackle the outbreak. As an employer, you’ll have lots of ... Read More
URGENT | April legal changes: are you ready?
From April 2020, new employment laws hit your business. The rules around how you issue staff contracts have expanded. The way you calculate holiday p... Read More