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Why Are Restrictive Covenants Needed?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.3 min read

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Restrictive covenants (clauses) are used in employment contracts as a means of protecting the employer when an employee leaves. In order to be valid they must only protect assets that are key to the firm.

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Do I need to pay for employee glasses or eye tests?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017.2 min read

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There are some occasions when the firm has a legal obligation to pay for eye tests and possibly glasses. Firms may also opt to pay for, or contribute, to the cost of glasses for general use. Find out when you should pay for employee eye tests and glasses.

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What Do I Need To Consider When Taking On My First Employees?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.3 min read

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Employing staff can be daunting. But it can also be very rewarding as you see your business grow.

There are seven key points to be considered. And each needs you to take specific action.

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How Do I Set Objectives For My Staff?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.2 min read

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The biggest issue in setting objectives is measurement of the resulting performance. Using marketing staff as an example we explore effective objective setting.

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How do I deal with an employee who is under performing during their probationary period?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 10th May 2017.

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Where an employee is failing to perform during their probationary period there is an onus on the employer to provide training to support the person. If the person proves not to be capable of meeting the requirements they may be dismissed. You must still so this fairly.

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Shared Parental Leave

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 10th May 2017.4 min read

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A mother who is eligible for maternity leave and maternity pay can choose to end her maternity leave early and convert the remaining maternity leave and maternity pay into Shared Parental Leave (SPL). This leave can then be taken by either parent.

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