Kate Palmer

Legal lowdown: Bereavement leave for pets

?Most businesses wouldn't hesitate to give employees time off to mourn the death of a family member or close friend. But what happens if that loved one is a pet?

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Hot topic: Portfolio careers and 'side hustles', part two

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) recently found that 320,500 self-employed people now have two or more jobs

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Are employers responsible for what happens at Christmas parties?

Alcohol consumption, coupled with a relaxed social atmosphere, can foster situations that may not occur in the everyday office

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What could the Asda and Sainsbury's merger mean for employees?

?Merging one company with another is a technique often used to ensure company growth while keeping expansion costs low

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How to maintain productivity on Black Friday

There are ways to ensure minimal working time is lost and employees are aware of their obligations

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Preventing Uber-style sexual harassment problems

Sexual harassment can fall under the radar so employers need to take all possible steps to prevent it

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Legal lowdown: Dress code discrimination

?Government committees have called for action on discriminatory dress codes. So what are the key legal points to remember?

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Tesco pay tribunal: The legalities of unsocial hours

There is no legal definition of what hours count as ‘unsocial’ so what constitutes best practice here?

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