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The office Christmas party; fun and frolics that can give an employer more than just a headache.

Published 09 December 2014
T'is the season to be jolly and for the works Christmas bash,which can give employers a serious headache.Booze-fuelled indiscretions during the annual festive get together can result in companies h...

Holiday entitlements over Christmas

Published 01 December 2014
Any employee who missed out on the early rush to book Christmas time off is now likely to have little chance of enjoying an extended festive break.With Christmas Day falling on a Thursday and Boxin...

Going away for Christmas? Try to leave your work behind.

Published 01 December 2014
Some lucky employees will jet off to sunnier climes this Christmas for a family get together. For many the intention will be to leave all thoughts of work behind, along with the miserable weather a...

Religion, work and Christmas

Published 01 December 2014
The super commercialisation of Christmas and dwindling church congregations has seen the real message of the Christian festival fade into the background.The shocking images of desperate shoppers ra...

The play must go on: getting time off to see your child's nativity play

Published 01 December 2014
It’s that time of year when working parents receive the news their budding little thespians have landed a role in the school nativity play.Getting time off to watch your child tread the boards of t...

Fun and folly: time for another office Christmas party; what could go wrong?

Published 01 December 2014
T'is the season to be jolly, but employees beware because the works Christmas bash should really carry a serious career warning.Booze-fuelled indiscretions during the annual festive get together ca...

Employment Tribunal Rules Overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations - What does this mean for your business?

Published 11 November 2014
This month’s Employment Tribunal decision upheld that any holiday pay calculated should take into account overtime.  This is an important decision that all Employers need to take into consider...

Castle Book Club: Our Favourite Books

Published 10 November 2014
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!Here at Castle Asssociates we love to read and...

InfoGraph: A handy guide to Interview Etiquette

Published 10 November 2014
Job interviews have to be one of the most daunting aspects of job hunting. In an ever competative business & jobs environment you have to make sure that you are always at the top of your game t...

National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD) Wednesday Nov 5th 2014

Published 04 November 2014
Wednesday the 5th of November is National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD) and will the the 16th to be held at venues all over the UK. in 2013/2014 it is estimated that between 11.3 million working days...

Legal Corner: Right to Trade Union Representation

Published 04 November 2014
All employees have the right to be accompanied by a trade Union Representative or colleague when attending a disciplinary or grievance hearing as outlined in section 10 of the Employment Relations ...

Infograph: Resume Cheat Sheet

Published 03 November 2014
When job hunting giving a good first impression is key to your success in landing your dream job. Your CV/Resume is often the first thing a potential employer has to judge your candidacy. As such, ...

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