March PR report

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IS IT FAIR TO NAME AND SHAME NMW OFFENDERS?

WHY MICRODOSING IS A WORRYING TREND, AND HOW HR CAN PROTECT THE BUSINESS FROM IT’S EFFECTS

Emma O’Leary weighs up the pros and cons of the government scheme to name employers that breached national minimum wage requirements.

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According to Wikipedia, Microdosing (or micro-dosing) is a technique for studying the behaviour of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low (“sub-therapeutic”) they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied. Unfortunately, it seems to be emerging as the latest trend as some professionals take a ‘little something’ to start the day. LSD and magic mushrooms are illegal Class A drugs, which carry a sentence of up to seven years in prison for possession, so why are some otherwise professional people taking small doses of them as part of their morning routine?

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DRESS SENSE

SHOULD YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK TO CARE FOR ELDERLY PARENTS? BOSSES GIVE IT TO MUMS WITH SICK CHILDREN. NOW THESE LOVING DAUGHTERS RAISE THE CONTROVERSIAL QUESTION

Sophie Hall received a call at work from her sister to say that their elderly father had fallen in the bath and been taken to hospital, she broke the news to her bosses — then dashed to his bedside.

Dress Sense - Emma O’Leary, employment law consultant for the ELAS Group addresses the issue. (Pg. 32)

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HR LESSONS FROM UNITED AIRLINES’ PR DISASTER

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The United Airlines debacle has landed the airline in hot water after a video emerged of a passenger being forcibly dragged off a flight as it was “too full”. In an internal email to staff, United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz, initially defended employees’ conduct, saying the passenger in question had been “disruptive and belligerent” and praising staff for going “above and beyond”.

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CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IS MEAT DIRTY?

Expecting to receive raw meat that is free from bacteria is tantamount to expecting to win the lottery every week. Not only is unrealistic but it’s also pretty pointless - unless I am mistaken we tend to cook (or treat) raw meats before we eat them.

The pace of change in British employment law is relentless. And this situation looks certain to gain momentum in the coming months and years as a direct result of Brexit. But until the legal repercussions of leaving the EU begin unravelling in their full complexity, companies of all sizes across Greater Manchester need to be aware that significant changes to employment legislation are on the immediate horizon in 2017.

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BREXIT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR HOSPITALITY?

When Austrian Skydiver Felix Baumgartner made his jump from the edge of space he presumably hoped he had considered every risk before stepping off into the abyss. In many ways, the UK public voted for something smilar on 23rd June last year and now the UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in charge of navigating our own step into the unknown. The question for our sectore now is whether or not the decision to leave the EU will have any immediate impact on the hospitality businesses.

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