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Can Employers Insist Their Staff Work Overtime In The Christmas Period?


The yuletide season is filled with joy, but can also be one of the busiest times of the year for businesses. In fact, 20-40% of yearly sales from small businesses are made in the last two months of the year. But when you’re faced with that big consumer rush, can you insist that your employees work overtime to meet demand? Well, that depends on your contract of employment. If your …

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Snow Days: Employee Rights During Poor Weather Conditions


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? With Christmas fast approaching, we’re all wondering whether we’ll see any snow this year… but where does that leave you as an employer? Whilst the festive period may be your busiest time of the year, ACAS is very clear that you can’t insist employees come to work if they feel the journey would be unsafe due to weather conditions. There is no automatic …

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Hiring Christmas Workers? Here’s What You Need To Know About The Zero Hours Legislation Changes


As of December 17th 2018, the government will enforce new legislation regarding workers on zero-hour contracts, agency workers, and ‘gig economy’ workers to ensure they are better protected by a new package of government reforms. Under new legislation, employers must inform their employees of their rights, in plain English, from their first day on the job, including their eligibility for paid and sick leave. New rules will increase the maximum employment …

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‘Tis The Season Of The Christmas Party – How To Ditch The HR Hangover


‘Tis the season of the Christmas do. Festive music, tinsel, mince pies… and the seemingly inevitable next day headache for the HR department. It’s a prospect that can fill even the most festive of employers with dread. So, how do you throw a successful Christmas party and ditch the HR hangover? Like most things during the yuletide season, it’s all about planning. You wouldn’t leave it until Christmas Eve to …

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12 Days of HR: How To Handle The Office Christmas Party Fallout


T’was the night before Christmas (and the day after the office Christmas party) … The annual Christmas party can be a great tool for an employer. It encourages comradery, morale and gives your employees the feeling that their hard work is appreciated… but all it takes is for one employee to behave inappropriately and you can have a disciplinary or a grievance on your hands. Employees may think that if …

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Love Business East Midlands Says HR Firm Shined at “Capital” Show


Article by: Love Business East Midlands  Ambitious HR specialists are hard at work following-up a wealth of exciting new leads after showcasing their expertise at a major business event in London. There’s a real buzz in Amica HR’s headquarters at the Think Tank in Lincoln, thanks to the fantastic response its team received from many of the thousands of visitors who flocked to The Business Show at ExCel in London. …

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We’re Exhibiting At The London Business Show


Amica HR Ltd are exhibiting at Europe’s largest Business Show for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and businesses. We wanted to let you know that we have some limited complimentary tickets available for this event taking place at ExCeL London on 14th & 15th of November. If you’re quick you can claim your free ticket here. This event is specifically tailored towards start-ups and SMEs looking to start or grow their business. The …

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Employment Law Update October 2018


As ever, Employment Law continues to make the headlines. The headlines are frequently about new case updates and new legislation. With everything already going on at work, it can prove difficult for employers to remain up to date. In July 2017, the Government abolished Employment Tribunal fees and what is clear following this is that more claims are being lodged and quite frankly, the figures are astonishing. The Employment Tribunal …

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