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Woman At WorkSmall and medium-sized firms should brace themselves for further gender pay gap legislation – even though at present only larger companies have been subject to the reporting deadline, warn employment law solicitors at Coles Miller.

Today is the deadline for companies with more than 250 employees to file their gender pay gap reports.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerEmployers must now include commission in holiday pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. 

But employers must be careful because the tribunal does not give much guidance on how to implement the new ruling, warn Dorset employment solicitors Coles Miller.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerDyslexia poses a discrimination risk for employers – as highlighted by a recent employment tribunal case, warn Dorset solicitors Coles Miller.

The tribunal found that Starbucks had discriminated against an employee who had problems reading, writing and telling the time.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerEmployers should take care not to discriminate when dismissing employees with long term sickness, warn Coles Miller Solicitors.

Length of service is relevant when deciding whether or not to dismiss - but the dismissal procedure should be the same for all employees.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerNew legislation strengthens protection for employees on zero hours contracts, warn Coles Miller Solicitors.

Employees can now seek redress if their employer imposes an illegal exclusivity clause.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerEmployers are at risk because they do not understand how far reaching the rules on whistleblowing have now become, warn Coles Miller Solicitors.

Not only is an employer at risk from whistleblowing disclosures that relate to their own company…

Poole employment law solicitor Neil AndrewsSocial care businesses across Dorset and Hampshire could be hit hard by the new European ruling on employees’ travelling time, warn employment law solicitors at Coles Miller.

Highly mobile employees who travel to more than one place of employment can now count time spent travelling to their first job of the day as work time, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

employment law solicitor Neil Andrews of Coles MillerSocial media is becoming a growing employment law risk to unwary employers, Coles Miller warned business leaders at a DCCI networking lunch.

Recent media reports over a brief comment by one LinkedIn user on another user’s profile photo demonstrate how easily a few words can suddenly go viral - with unfortunate consequences.

Coles Miller Social Media SeminarDorset’s leading brands banded together to make the third annual Coles Miller Social Media Seminar the biggest and best yet.

More than 120 Dorset business leaders converged on AFC Bournemouth for the Telling Your Social Story seminar -  the event was fully booked out weeks in advance.

Jim CreganBusiness leaders can learn how best to share their vision on social media without falling victim to legal pitfalls - thanks to expert tips from some of Dorset’s leading brands.

Coles Miller’s third annual Social Media Seminar - Telling Your Social Story - will be held on Thursday April 16, 9am to 12.30pm, at AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium.


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