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
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
Should you ban physical contact at work?
Sometimes, being overly familiar with a colleague is more than awkward—it can be sexual harassment. That’s why in the #MeToo era, some employers are b... Read More
One Good Work Plan date you can’t miss
6th April 2020. Add it to your iPhone's calendar. And your Outlook diary. You can even pencil it into your Filofax if you really want to. Why? Because... Read More
Ramadan: A time for fasting and flexible working?
For 1.6 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a welcome chance to reconnect with religion and family. It’s also a month of nocturnal eating and sporadic slee... Read More
Time to say goodbye to the employee bonus scheme?
For the first time in 66 years, John Lewis might not be able to pay their staff a bonus in 2019. Five years ago, they awarded staff a 15% bonus on the... Read More