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
National Living Wage update: have you prepared for the year ahead?
Now it’s April, we’re under a new tax year. And that means there’s a whole list of changes for employers like you. From wage hikes to more statutory ... Read More
COVID-19 testing at work: dos and don’ts
In England, you can now sign up to take part in the government’s COVID-19 workplace testing scheme - no matter how many employees you have. And that... Read More
Six new employment laws (and what they mean for you)
Keeping up with employment laws is no small task. With so much to consider – and not enough time in the day – it’s understandable if you haven’t read... Read More
Five last-minute COVID-safe Christmas party ideas
It’s the time of year when you’d normally be gearing up for your work’s Christmas party. But not much about 2020 has been ‘normal’. And with most of... Read More
Big changes announced for the National Living Wage
In November 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced big changes to the National Living Wage. And these could have a major impact on how much y... Read More
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 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
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
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
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