What is TUPE?

To put it plainly, TUPE ensures that when employees transfer to another business, they retain their current terms and conditions. We have worked with many businesses who have merged over the years, to ensure that they are complying with the regulations that are dictated by TUPE. Over the coming weeks we will be looking at what the obligations are for all parties involved and what the TUPE process involves. In this article we will look at what situations TUPE applies and how to determine who...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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Supporting Employees Working from Home

Working from Home (WHF) has become a situation many of your employees will be finding themselves in. I say finding themselves in as this was not a choice but rather a situation foisted upon them. But it is situation we are in for the foreseeable future. So what as an employer can you do to support your employees?  There is lots of help and advice out there and our team of qualified HR Professionals would be happy to help you through this. Please call us...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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How to Support Employees with Stress

Many employees face stressful situations at work on a regular basis, and whilst often these are short lasting and isolated incidents, for some the effects are long lasting, and start to affect the employee’s life, both in and out of work. The symptoms of stress can be very varied but can include: Physical symptoms – Headaches, muscle tension or pain, stomach problems, chest painMental symptoms – Difficulty concentrating, struggling to make decisions, worrying or anxious, feeling overwhelmed, being forgetfulChanges in behaviours – being irritable, change...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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How to Manage Underperformance

A performance management process is often used when an organisation hopes to work with an individual to help them to achieve and meet the requirements for them to be able to carry out their role. (If the issues occur during an employee’s probationary period please contact our HR team for guidance on 0800 953 4020). Some things to consider when embarking on this process: Don’t Delay Sometimes Managers delay raising concerns with an employee about their performance. This can mean that the employee has a...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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Obligations of incoming employer under TUPE

The incoming employer (the company the employees are going to) will have obligations under TUPE to ensure the smooth transition of staff and enabling them to integrate into the existing staff team successfully. An explanation of what TUPE is, can be found in part 1 of our series on TUPE. These include: Ensuring Employee Liability is received This would include the names of staff, their employment contracts and details of any disciplinary which have taken place over the last two years. There is more detail...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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Obligations of the Outgoing Employer under TUPE

When employees are being transferred to another organisation under TUPE, there are certain obligations that the outgoing employer (the company the employees are leaving) needs to comply with. These include: Identify which employees will transferAs early as possible identify which employees will transfer to the incoming employer. If the whole business is being sold or merged, then this will be all the employees. If the TUPE is occurring due to a change of service provision of a particular contract, then this is likely to include...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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How to manage Corona Virus related absence

Working and living with COVID-19 is becoming a way of life now, but as an employer this raises some queries in terms of how to manage your employees through this pandemic. One of the questions we get asked the most is in relation to absence and how to manage employees’ absence in relation to Corona Virus. There are a number of scenarios that are occurring with employees, which is leaving managers unsure on how to manage the absence and what the employee is eligible to...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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How to conduct a fair investigation

Whilst it is hoped that it is never needed, there may well come a time where you will need to investigate a situation, whether this be for a grievance, disciplinary  or complaint and you need to ensure that this is conducted correctly and in a fair way. First of all it is important to mention that investigations are covered by the ACAS code of conduct, so as a baseline, this must be adhered to, although your own policies and procedures may go further, so it’s...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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Burnout

We hear the term ‘burnout’ a lot in the news and on social media. But what is burnout? How can we recognise if an employee has hit burnout? And as employers, what you can do to support an employee who is facing burnout. There are many ways that LMC UK Services can assist our member Practices when dealing with an employee who is facing burnout. We have a team of HR professionals who are all CIPD qualified. Each one of them could provide you with...

By: | December 31, 2020 | Blog

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Why are DBS checks important?

Bringing in a new member of staff is always a gamble. Will they fit in? Will they get the job done? However, when it comes to working with vulnerable adults or children getting the right employee is even more important. Meeting someone face to face can only tell you so much but, what about their criminal record? Do they have a history of violence? In order to know your future employee is suitable to work and help protect those that they would be working with...

By: | August 1, 2019 | DBS Checks

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