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June 04th 2018

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Employers should discourage ‘presentee-ism’ or risk a drop in employee productivity, explains employment law associate, solicitor Jenny Hawrot.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, employers can still be taking practical steps to support staff directly affected by it. Trainee solicitor Helen Howes in our employment law team explains more.

When it comes to recruiting, employers must think carefully about their job ads, warns employment law partner Matthew Clayton.

Recruitment takes time and effort, and so understandably employers want to find the right person as quickly as possible. But it’s vitally important for employers to be cautious when conducting pre-employment checks - even down to that ‘informal snoop’ on social media…

Family businesses sometimes suffer from a reputation of nepotism. If you’re employing people in a family business, how can you make sure you’re playing fair, and guard against some common pitfalls? Matthew Clayton, head of employment law, gives some insights.

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