Navigator News – New Head of HR Projects

We are delighted to announce that Stephanie Harper will be joining Navigator as Head of HR Projects early next week. Stephanie arrives with a wealth of HR project experience and we know that she is ideally placed to provide something…

Navigator News – Arrivederci

I am writing to let you know that Wendy Meiklejohn will soon be leaving Navigator to spend more time with her family. Before anyone recognises that line as something which normally precedes a politicians early retirement for questionable reasons, I…

Autumn Series 2017 – Employment Law Updates

For our autumn series of seminars this year we will be looking at the topic of employment status, discussing the legal tests to establish employment status; the difference between employees, workers and self-employed people; specific examples by reference to case…

Legal Issues – Suspension

The question of whether to suspend an employee suspected of wrongdoing is a common one, but it can be difficult to know if doing so is the right decision. This update reviews the topic of suspension and highlights some issues…

Health & Safety – Construction site death

In January 2015 John Philbin, 83, died on the construction site of the Chapel Level residential development after falling into a flooded excavation. The construction site was closed for the holidays at the time. Mr Philbin had been reported as…

Ask the Expert – Young workers

Question I run a restaurant and am currently recruiting new employees. I have received applications from candidates aged 16 and 17 and I’m considering taking them on, but I’m unsure whether I should apply different rules to them or just…

Tribunal Tale – Holiday pay and voluntary overtime

Holiday pay has once again reared its head at tribunal. Long-time readers of our updates will recall that towards the end of 2016 we reported on a case involving Dudley Metropolitan Council, in which the Employment Tribunal (ET) stated that…