Recent Blog Posts By Kevin Bennett
Are you prepared for St Patrick's Day and increased absence?
Due to the coronavirus, St Patrick’s Day parades throughout the island of Ireland have been cancelled. Regardless, many of your employees may still go... Read More
Eight key employment law issues for 2020
A new year. Renewed goals and business objectives. And, without forgetting, fresh business challenges and changes to Northern Ireland employment law. ... Read More
How to deal with unused annual leave
2019 is coming to an end. With 2020 around the corner, businesses are handling the last of their employees’ annual leave requests. To guarantee you’r... Read More
“Employees are gambling on work premises after hours…what can I do?”
As an employer, you get thrown a curveball from time to time. It’s to be expected when you run your own business or employ people. Some unexpected is... Read More
Retirement in NI: What employers need to know
As an employer, you might wonder if there’s a retirement age in Northern Ireland. You might also wonder if you can ask your employees to retire. The ... Read More
Time to ban mobile phone use at work?
56 minutes ─ the amount of time the average employee spends dawdling on their phone each day. That’s almost 5 hours each week. With what is now a par... Read More
Headphones at work: The sound of success?
The use of headphones at work has its supporters and its critics. Many employees say headphones block outside distractions and make it easier to conc... Read More
Cosmetic surgery: A right to paid sick leave?
Absence through illness is inevitable for every employer and employee. It might be the winter flu, a migraine or a common cold. There’s little we can ... Read More
Short-service employee contract termination process
Termination. It’s not a nice word to read. It’s not a great word to hear either. And for you, the employer, it’s never an easy subject to deal with. ... Read More
Restrictive covenant decision hailed as a “victory for employers”
As an employer, you may have heard of restrictive covenants. You might have even included one in an employee’s contract. Designed to protect your bus... Read More
School loses gender discrimination case
Schoolteacher settles gender discrimination case for £5,000 A schoolteacher has accepted a £5,000 settlement offer to resolve a sex discrimination dis... Read More