Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

Are you an HR Professional or employment lawyer? Do you love employment law? Employment Law Matters is presented by London employment law barrister Daniel Barnett. You'll learn how to deal with tricky, practical, employment law and HR issues in regular, weekly, bite-sized chunks.... Show More

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July 22, 2020 9 min

More and more people in the UK are turning to part-time work. Employees working part time benefit from balancing work and personal commitments. But what does part-time work actually entail, and why should employers embark on implementing part-time working?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What rights a part-time worker has 
  • What amounts to less favourable treatment 
  • Tips for implementing part-time working in your company
  • Get high-level ac...

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    In this episode, Daniel Barnett explains why he’s doing unconscious bias training

    Join him on 31 July 2020 at bit.ly/bias2020

    Everyone has biases and we can't get rid of them. So this is not about being in the wrong. On the training session, Selwyn Blyth will raise your awareness of the (unintentional) impact of bias -...

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    July 6, 2020 11 min

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    In this episode, Daniel Barnett discusses three recent unfair dismissal cases:-

    1.   Harrison v Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust: suspension should not take place as a kneejerk reaction

    2.   Lafferty v Nuffield Health  - whether you can dismiss an employee who has been charged, but not convicted, of a crime

    3.   Ud...

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    June 18, 2020 12 min

    Are employers defrauding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme scheme, by claiming money back from HMRC for furloughed employees who are still working?  You’ll hear: 

    ·       the extent of the problem

    ·       how HMRC is likely to discover fraud

    ·       what HMRC will do to reclaim the money


    LINKS

    Report fraud to HM Revenue & Customs - https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/shortforms/form/TEH_IRF?_ga=2.59277803.772004417.1592464880-2004...

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    What can employers do to help the workforce develop resilience and cope with anxiety in the workplace arising from Covid-19.  Dr Kerry Davison from Psychology Associates joins Daniel Barnett to discuss:- 

  • why mental health is so important in the workplace right now
  • how Covid-19 will have far-reaching implications
  • how different people react differently
  • top tips on what employers can do to help employees
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    LINKS

    Dr Kerry Davison of Psycholo...

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    June 8, 2020 10 min

    What do you get when you record a verbal warning in writing?  A paradox, that’s what!  In this light-hearted episode, Daniel Barnett reveals the things that really annoy him, and shares the result of his Twitter Poll on who even uses them any more.

     

    LINKS

    Join the HR Inner Circle - www.hrinnercircle.co.uk

    Access Daniel Barnett’s new course, Getting Redundancy Right – www.gettingredundancyright.com

     

     

    Thank you for listening and please l...

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    June 5, 2020 15 min

    Do you think your employees will want to work permanently from home in the future? This episode of Employment Law Matters is an exert from a recent audio seminar Daniel Barnett gave on homeworking, covering some of the preparations.  In it, Daniel discussed:

    ·       where and when the employee will be working

    ·       trial periods

    ·       furniture and equipment

    ·       pay and benefits

    ·       tax

    ·       policies

    ·       monitoring

     

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    Are you introducing new policies or changing terms and conditions? Are you having difficulty getting an employee’s agreement to detrimental contractual changes? Daniel Barnett has just published a book on Changing Terms and Conditions, which is sent free to all members of www.hrinnercircle.co.uk or to anybody who orders HR Policies and Contracts (www.policies2020.com)

    Daniel reads a chapter of Changing Terms and Conditions, an accom...

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    As the resident legal expert on LBC Radio, Daniel Barnett can be heard often answering questions on employment law and more general legal issues.

    This is a recording of a Q&A session on the Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show, broadcast live on 13 May 2020, the day before the Nick Ferrari's show won RAJAR accreditation as the most popular commercial radio breakfast show in the UK.

    You can listen to all of Daniel's LBC broadcasts...

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    May 14, 2020 12 min

    Join Daniel Barnett and Jeremy Scott-Joynt discussing how to get investigations right.  They cover:-

  • are investigations really that difficult? 
  • do you really need one?
  • what kind of risks are there if an investigation goes wrong? 
  • and end up playing 'top tips' ping-pong.

    LINKS:
    List of Independent HR Investigators
    Employee Investigations by Daniel Barnett (Kindle Store)
    About Jeremy Scott-Joynt

    www.employmentwebinars.co.uk

     

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    April 27, 2020 22 min

    Employers are entitled to give notice of termination (whether on grounds of redundancy, or otherwise) to employees who are on furlough.  Salary payments made by the employer during furlough can still be reclaimed from HMRC (subject to the limits of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme), despite the employee working out notice.

    An unresolved issue is: if employees have agreed to accept 80% of their salary while on furlough, is their ...

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    April 16, 2020 7 min

    Get a sneak preview of the employment webinar with Daniel Barnett and Andrew Allen QC, on whistleblowing, coming on 8 May 2020.  Register for this and 27 other webinars at www.employmentwebinars.co.uk.

    (c) Employment Law Services 2020.  See terms at www.danielbarnett.co.uk/podcastterms

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    April 16, 2020 5 min

    Get a sneak preview of the employment webinar with Daniel Barnett and Andrew Burns QC, on employment status, coming on 21 April 2020.  Register for this and 27 other webinars at www.employmentwebinars.co.uk.

    (c) Employment Law Services 2020.  See terms at www.danielbarnett.co.uk/podcastterms

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    Get a sneak preview of the employment webinar with Daniel Barnett and Gus Baker, on Health & Safety, coming on 23 April 2020.  Register for this and 27 other webinars at www.employmentwebinars.co.uk.

    Download Gus Baker's paper on Health & Safety Dismissals.

    (c) Employment Law Services 2020.  See terms at www.danielbarnett.co.uk/podcastterms

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    April 14, 2020 13 min

    We're taking a break from coronavirus.  Daniel asked people on twitter for a short, non-covid-19 employment law question.  He picked seven replies and answered them, including:-

  • What's the law about taking time off for doctor, dentist and other appointments? 
  • Would an employer be liable for an employee’s racist remark on Facebook?
  • How long must employers delay a disciplinary hearing if a trade union representative is unavailab...
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    In this episode, Daniel Barnett discusses three further issues around the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:-

    1.  when will the online portal open, and how will it work?

    2.  does the furlough scheme cover employees who TUPE over after 28 February 2020? 

    3.  can employees take annual leave when on furlough, or will doing so break furlough?  

    LINKS:-

    Email from HM Treasure to David Johnston MP regarding TUPE https://twitter.com/PamanSingh/...

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    April 4, 2020 21 min

    In this episode, Daniel Barnett discussed the updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme issued overnight by the government on 4th April 2020.

    KEY LINKS

    The updated scheme - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

    Daniel Barnett's view on TUPE transfers and the scheme - https://twitter.com/daniel_barnett/status/1244233083941007360

    Daniel Barnett's view on annua...

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    April 2, 2020 41 min

    A bonus episode:  Daniel Barnett features on 'Ask the Expert' on Iain Dale's LBC show on 1 April 2020.

    Listen to Daniel answering questions on coronavirus and employment law from a variety of employees and employers.

    If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe at www.danielbarnett.co.uk/podcast

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    In this episode, Daniel Barnett discusses:-

    1.  Can an Employee be on Furlough and Annual Leave at the same time?

    2. Can Employers require employees to take their holiday leave during furlough?

    3.  Is Holiday Pay when on Furlough based on 80% or 100%?  And does it include Commission and Bonuses?

    IMPORTANT: This podcast episode deals with a wholly unclear area of law.  It represents the speaker's views, but you rely on them at your...

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    March 30, 2020 13 min

    Losing someone you love is never easy. It is important to ensure that you allow employees an appropriate amount of time off work to grieve. But how much time off is permitted? What can employers do to ease the effects of bereavement?

    In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • the old legal framework 
  • the new statutory right to time off for bereavement 
  • helping with the effects of bereavement 
  • return to work 
  • discrimination
  • Are you involved in a comp...

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