Previously I have looked at how social media is being used by organisations to promote their brand and how workplace policies can be designed to support corporate goals and values. This time, I look at how social media use can and should be monitored, moderated and managed by employers. Without doubt, there is value in having … Continue reading
Category Archives: Employment Issues
Social media risk and reward, at work (part I)
Organisations should take time and care to reduce the risk presented by social media whilst at the same time maximising the rewards it offers, especially where employees are concerned. In the first of a series looking at social media in the workplace, I consider how to go about implementing a policy which is suitable and … Continue reading
Facebook for recruitment? It’s time to clean up your profile
News from the US and Canada that Facebook has rolled out a new job ads and recruitment feature may have you giddy with potential, but for many of the social behemoth’s 1.9 billion users, is it another invasion of privacy? Canadian news service, Global News, contacted me to comment on the move by Facebook and … Continue reading
Office Politics: Should the law be doing more for bereaved parents?
I recently wrote a short piece for City AM, considering proposals put forward by MP Will Quince to provide employees who lose a child with a period of paid bereavement leave. You can read the article, which was first published on 23 September 2016 by clicking on the link below. Continue reading
Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video
I joined Ellie Silson at Sage UK’s London office to introduce employment law issues for SMEs and start-ups in a short video for Facebook Live. We talk about the importance of contracts and getting them right from the start; what issues employers need to look out for in the coming year and the effect of … Continue reading
The EU Referendum: what will it mean for small businesses?
Ahead of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016, Sage UK invited its Business Experts and key figures from the business world to share their thoughts ahead of what will be a turning point for the country, for politics and for the economy. Small business may feel any change more acutely than larger firms and companies … Continue reading
Katy Perry Twitter hack highlights online security risks
Katy Perry, the most followed celebrity on Twitter, suffered an awkward moment when her account was allegedly hacked this week. Posts made from the account in the ten minute window included a tweet directed at Taylor Swift, with whom Perry has had an apparent spat with since 2013. Other posts, assumed by many to have been … Continue reading
Is ‘bore out’ coming to the Employment Tribunal?
A case is being brought in France by a former employee of a perfume company, but the reasons for his dismissal may smell a little suspicious. I was invited to comment on the story and its potential implications for the Independent On Line, and expand on those comments here. Mr Desnard has alleged that he was sidelined from … Continue reading
Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest
According to new research(£) carried out for the Financial Times by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory, more than three-quarters of EU citizens currently working in certain industries and sectors in the UK under free movement provisions would not meet the current visa requirements post Brexit. Although there are still many unknowns and the law would be likely … Continue reading
What will Brexit mean for employment law?
At a recent Brexit debate, hosted by Sage, no one amongst the audience of business leaders could think of any EU regulation that was negatively impacting on their organisation at that time. Despite this, there seems to be an underlying belief amongst those in favour of Brexit that the UK’s membership of the European Union … Continue reading