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Insights: People and Employment

Employing temporary workers over the Christmas period: The Essentials

The Christmas period is arguably the busiest time of year for retail businesses and the extra support from temporary workers, or 'Christmas temps' can be essential to handle the increase in workload, cover absences and meet increased business demand. However, it is important that employers are aware of the employment related rights and obligations that employing a Christmas temp involves.

Recent legislative changes on retained EU employment law issues

The Government released draft legislation this month in the form of The Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 to implement significant changes to holiday rights under the Working Time Regulations (WTR).

Top tips for minimising risk when carrying out an investigation

Workplace complaints, particularly those involving serious allegations of misconduct, bullying and harassment and discrimination can be tricky to investigate; navigating complex issues often in highly emotive circumstances. Making sure that the investigation is carried out effectively, efficiently, objectively and without causing undue additional aggravation is of the utmost priority.