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HR Zone Members Newswire #154 – Toilet Breaks, Married Employees & Criminal Convictions


HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 154
13 June 2006

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Editor’s note
Requesting permission for a toilet break should be confined to
the classroom but some employers still favour Dickensian-styled
management tactics. This week Peter Stanway advises a member on
how to deal with being treated like a child.

Annie Hayes MCIPD

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Still packed with the usual features and client interviews, we
also look at company pensions post A-day and the pro’s and con’s
of the government proposed National Pension Savings Scheme.

Key business solutions:
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Answers and have your say by posting your thoughts to:

Married employees working together
Kam Bains suggests a way forward.

Back to school? Prehistoric management
Peter Stanway advises a member on how to manage stress triggered
by an oppressive culture.

Resignation during maternity leave
Keith Luxon explains the rules.

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Legal advice on HR Zone
What’s the answer? Pregnancy during a fixed term contract
Genevieve Touzin gets legal guidance this week from Mills &
Reeve and Browne Jacobson, on pregnancy rights for those on
fixed-term contracts.

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Can you help solve these business issues?
Catch up with the latest questions being asked by the community
and add your answers at:

Louise Midghall needs your advice on dealing with an employee
sentenced to six months imprisonment for GBH.

“How do you deal with an enforced one or two minute silence in a
call centre?”

Creeping hours – can you force employees to work longer?

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Welcome new members
This week, HR Zone welcomes members from the following
organisations, among others, to the site:

Alcoa Europe EMP, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Lucas Fettes
& Partners, The Housing Link, Central Board of Revenue, Welsh
Assembly Government, Snowdrop Systems, Crown Prosecution
Service, Dundas & Wilson CS LLP, Travis Perkins Group, AP
Information Services Ltd, Tenon, International SOS, Royal Mail.

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