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Performance Management

Getting the best out of employees is one of the biggest challenges faced by managers.  Taz Singh, Solicitor and Employment Law specialist at Malcolm C Foy & Co Solicitors in Doncaster and Rotherham, looks at what managers can do to manage...

Executive Severance Packages (Settlement Agreements)

Negotiating an executive severance package If you need to part company with a director, for the good of the business, it may not be appropriate to follow your disciplinary procedure.  Taz Singh, Dispute Resolution Solicitor at Malcolm C Foy...

Mental Health at Work

Managing mental health issues at work One in four people will experience symptoms of mental ill health during their lives.  According to the Chief Medical Officer for England, 70 million working days are lost in the UK every year due to stress,...

Shared parental leave for new parents

Members of staff announcing that they are soon to be parents will be entitled to take shared parental leave. This applies to pregnancies with a due date on or after 5 April 2015. Under this new right, expectant parents will be able to choose how they share...

Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination As an employer it can be difficult to balance the needs of your business with the rights of employees.  This is particularly true in relation to pregnancy and maternity rights.  However, most employers...

October 2015 Employment Law Update

October 2015 employment law update A round-up of the main employment law changes coming into effect from autumn 2015.  Taz Singh, Solicitor and Employment Law specialist at Malcolm C Foy & Co Solicitors in Doncaster and Rotherham, outlines...

How to calculate Holiday Pay

We all look forward to our holidays, whether it is for travel or to spend time with friends and family.  But the subject of holiday pay has been causing concern recently since a number of cases in relation to the calculation of holiday pay have...

Protecting your business

Protecting your business when an employee leaves As the economy continues to improve and employers feel more confident about recruiting new staff, many employees will be thinking about moving jobs.  A recent survey by the Institute of Leadership and...

Key Changes in Employment Law from April 2015

Some significant changes to employment law start in April this year, mainly in the area of family leave.  The headline news is the introduction of shared parental leave but various other changes will also take effect. Taz Singh, Solicitor and...

Equal Pay

Are you getting paid equally? Nearly 40 years after the Equal Pay Act first introduced the concept of equal pay, the gender pay gap still exists: it stood at about 19 per cent in 2014.  Over that period, thousands of claims have been brought, mainly...