Bah Humbug – Lessons From The Christmas Party

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that every January, we receive calls from members being investigated for their alleged misconduct (or gross misconduct – that is misconduct justifying dismissal) at their office Christmas parties. Allegations have...

Employment Contract Changes: Learning From Asda

The media have been reporting Asda’s announcement that unless staff sign a new, less favourable employment contract by 2nd November, their employment will be terminated. The new contract increases wages to £9 per hour but removes long-service benefits, paid breaks and...

Holiday Pay – Are You Receiving Your Entitlement?

It was recently reported to us that the bookmaker, Betfred, had failed to take account of overtime when calculating holiday pay for some of its staff, many of whom work overtime on a regular basis. The company blamed the error on a payroll system failure, but the...

The Dangers Of Covert Recordings

Almost all of us now carry mobile phones capable of making audio recordings. It’s not surprising that, increasingly, Affinity is presented with audio files which have been made covertly by members during meetings with their employers.The majority of these recordings...

TUPE: Protecting Enhanced Severance Terms

In 2018, we were contacted by a number of members who, a number of years ago, had been transferred under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) from Lloyds Bank to Mitie.Mitie had announced that these staff were to be made...

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