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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Laura-Morrison

Coronavirus and statutory sick pay

SSP amendments and their effect on businesses
Dean Michael

Competition in a crisis

Competition rules have been relaxed for the grocery sector but, ironically, risks may have increased. The sector in Scotland should also bear in mind the heightened scrutiny expected from the considerably increased presence of the CMA in Edinburgh.
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Dress codes and discrimination rules

Ensuring the employee dress code is not discriminatory
Claire McKee

Good work bringing change this April

Don’t get caught out by employment reforms this spring
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Holiday pay during the holiday season

Many retailers will be taking on temporary staff to cover the busy Christmas period. But do you know how much holiday pay they are entitled to? Laura Morrison of Dentons clears up this complex issue
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Staff on strike

Dentons associate Aggie Salt takes a look at industrial action and the right to join a union
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EU workers rights in the age of Brexit

As uncertainty over Brexit continues, Rhona Azir and Claire McKee of Dentons look at the rights of EU nationals working in the UK and how Scottish retailers can avoid discriminating in their business
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Using social media to keep up appearances

Social media is everywhere, including in the workplace. Laura Morrison, an employment lawyer with Dentons, discusses what retailers can do to try and minimise their reputational risks online .
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Avoid discriminating on a religious basis

Several cases have examined discrimination on the grounds of an employer’s religion or belief, as opposed to an employee’s. Claire McKee, of Dentons, looks at the challenges of these claims .
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Supporting staff with disabilities at work

Laura Morrison, an employment lawyer with Dentons, looks at what retailers’ responsibilities are concerning staff with disabilities .
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Automatic unfair is one to be aware of

Facing an unfair dismissal claim can be a daunting prospect for an employer, but an allegation of ‘automatically unfair dismissal’ adds a further dimension to such cases, as specialist Fiona Gorry explains
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Pension obligations for part-time staff

In an industry where working hours often vary for staff on flexible employment arrangements, the advent of pension auto enrolment has left many retail businesses unsure as to who has to be included in the company scheme. Mark Hamilton of Dentons offers practical advice

A fine line between banter and bullying

‘It was only banter’ is an often-used excuse. Mark Hamilton, a partner at Dentons, looks at a recent employment tribunal case showing that, surprisingly, this defence can work. However, while staff may enjoy friendly jokes on shift, managers still have to know where to draw the line

Overwhelmed by overtime? Don’t be

With the busy Christmas period upon us, many retailers will once again be relying on staff working overtime to make the most of the increased footfall. Claire McKee, an associate in the employment team at Dentons, looks at the impact of overtime and other incentives on the season’s holiday pay
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Make sure you let staff take a break

Mark Hamilton, a partner at Dentons, looks at the law regarding rest breaks

Retailers be aware of the right to care

Employees who need time off to look after children or older relatives can be hard to accommodate in the busy retail sector. However, there are certain minimum allowances that must be made by law. Dentons partner Mark Hamilton explains employee rights when it comes to caring for dependants