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Returning to work after furlough

Date: September 07, 2020 by idu-net

We know that returning to work after furlough can be a stressful time and you will have many concerns and questions about how to keep yourself safe and how coronavirus may have affected your job.   The most important thing is staying as safe as possible and you should not fear raising health and safety issues at …

Alistair MacLean – funeral

Date: August 28, 2020 by idu-net

  Our beloved Alistair’s funeral is taking place on Tuesday 1 September 2020. We have been severely restricted regarding numbers allowed due to Covid19.   However, flowers may be sent via Co-op Funeralcare, 2 Chalvey Road West, SL1 2PN. Flowers should arrive before 11am on 1 September 2020. Alternatively, donations to the British Heart Foundation …

Tribute to Alistair Maclean

Date: August 17, 2020 by idu-net

              Alistair Maclean 1950 – 2020       It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Alistair Maclean, Community National Secretary and General Secretary of the IDU section.   Alistair has been the face of our union since 2005 and previously looked after …

The advantages of compensation awards as periodical payments

Date: January 07, 2020 by idu-net

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer an accidental injury (at work, in a road traffic accident or as a consequence of medical negligence) then of course IDU Legal will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.   The aim of any compensation award is generally to put you back in the position …

Employment myths of Christmas

Date: December 18, 2019 by idu-net

It’s the time of year for festive cheer, but there are several HR and employment myths that circulate at this time of year. Here’s just a few debunked:   Christmas decorations should not be permitted Christmas decorations are a fun part of Christmas festivities, and it is unsurprising that many employees choose to decorate their …

Redundancy: how it should be conducted

Date: December 09, 2019 by idu-net

The recent Thomas Cook collapse has had a devastating impact on the staff of the travel firm, bringing the issue of redundancy once again into focus. Some might say no matter what you call it people have still lost their livelihood, but employees are entitled to greater consideration in redundancy.   Employers should try hard …

Changes to employment law in the pipeline?

Date: October 08, 2019 by idu-net

At the end of 2018, the government published its Good Work Plan, setting out what it described as “the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years”. Several proposals have been put out to consultation which could, if implemented, substantially update employment legislation in Great Britain. This article summarises some of the key proposals. …

Rented homes fit to live in

Date: September 02, 2019 by idu-net

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 was given Royal Assent in December 2018 and came into force on 20 March 2019 – the “commencement date”.   The new Act amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that both social and privately rented properties in England and Wales meet certain standards – …

A Decree Absolute is not the absolute end

Date: August 02, 2019 by idu-net

UK law regards the actual divorce itself to be the main issue and resolving the financial aspects is considered “ancillary” to that. In reality of course, the main dispute in any divorce is usually over the question of the division of assets and income.  However, most people would assume that the grant of a Decree …

Can I be chased for overpayments if I’ve left the company?

Date: July 03, 2019 by idu-net

Fraudulent attempts to “massage” expenses or any deliberate attempt to “con” the firm out of cash cannot be justified in any circumstances, however happy mistakes (for the employee at least) sometimes happen. Despite rigorous payroll and HR processes, sometimes you might wind up with more than usual in your pay packet or expenses. Of course …