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What's in a name?


How much can you tell about a person from two printed words on a piece of paper? It is possible to potentially work out quite a lot about a person from their name. A name can let you know the sex of the person, or their race. It could potentially let you estimate a person’s age. This is quite a lot of information from just two words. However none of this information will determine whether or not they are the right person for a job.

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Befriending Your Boss: Can you ever be friends with your boss?


Would you share your recent tinder tales with your boss? Does your boss know the dark details of last weekend’s booze-fuelled bad behaviour? Can you tell your boss when he’s smelling of last night’s curry? Do you treat your boss’ belongings as if they’re your own? If so, be careful! Your boss may actually also be your friend.

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Nothing Compares To You: Chosen Companion


Employees have a statutory right be accompanied at disciplinary hearings. Who can be a companion at such meetings? Can it be a friend? A parent? A lawyer? Section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 provides that the right to bring a companion at a disciplinary hearing means either a work colleague or a trade union representative.

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Mo' Money Mo' Problems - National Minimum Wage Rates Increase


t’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas… It’s the time for employers to revisit their pay structures to ensure that they comply with the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) obligations.

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