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
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
How to Protect Your Workplace from Covid
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
Breaking | New laws around staff contracts
In April 2020, the rules around staff contracts will change. It’s part of the UK Government’s Good Work Plan, the “largest upgrade to workers’ rights... Read More
Legal Update | Holiday pay law overhaul
In April 2020, how you calculate holiday pay for some workers is going to change. It’s part of the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation... Read More
[CHEATSHEET] 7 new laws to hit your business in 2020
2020 will see a big upgrade to workers’ rights. Staff contract laws will get tougher, holiday pay rules will change, and sick pay is likely to increas... Read More
“Help! How do I handle my passive-aggressive employee?”
Meet Dom, a gym owner in North Yorkshire. He’s struggling to control a passive-aggressive staff member and asked Kate Palmer, Peninsula’s Associate D... Read More
Why are you leaving me? Five exit interview tips
Look around your workplace. Can you see your workers? One day, they’re going to leave you. Don’t be alarmed. It’s completely natural. The average UK ... Read More
“Help! How do I handle my dramatic employee?”
Kate Palmer, Peninsula’s Associate Director of Advisory, is an expert in employment law. This month, Kate helps Adam, a hair salon owner in Bristol, w... Read More
“I quit!” What to do if an employee resigns
There are some creative resignation stories out there. There’s the waiter who hired a barbershop quintet to sing “I’m quitting my job today” to his bo... Read More
How to write an employee dress code
It all started with a pair of high-heeled shoes. Back in 2016, one of the world’s largest professional services businesses, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pw... Read More