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Absenteeism

Absenteeism can be defined as the habitual pattern of staying away from an obligation or duty without a valid reason. In organisations, it not only creates…

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Agency Workers Regulations

The relationship between employees and their employer is becoming an area of greater focus, with many employees no longer working a traditional 9-5…

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Annual Leave

Almost all workers are entitled to 5.6 week’s paid annual leave per holiday year. This will usually include bank holidays, but holiday allowance may be…

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Associative Discrimination

Many employees aren’t aware of the difference between direct and associative discrimination and tend to fall prey to rogue employers…

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Bank Holidays

It’s important for an employer not only to know when the next bank holiday is but also an organisation or business’s obligations to employees on such days…

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Breaks at Work

Most employees are entitled to a break at work during the day. But the requirements for breaks is not always well known…

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Carryover of Annual Leave

As an employer, one of the key questions to consider when talking about annual employee leave is whether employees can carry it over. It’s a fundamental…

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Conduct v Capability

Employers often have difficulty determining whether an employee’s poor performance should be managed as a conduct or capability issue…

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Damage To Company Property

When an employee either out of negligence or willful misconduct causes damage to company property, the employer is left wondering what they…

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Default Retirement Age

Although the default retirement age was abolished in 2011, the ripples that followed its phasing out are felt in the workforce today. Many employers…

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Email Usage

Email is a way for employees to communicate with clients, share ideas, and stay in the loop even when not in the office. But just like any other business tool…

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Employment Tribunals

Employment tribunals are independent tribunal bodies that deal with disputes between employers and employees or anyone representing them like the…

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Equal Pay

The subject of equal pay between men and women in the UK has become an extremely topical and controversial issue. To understand this complex area…

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Exit Interviews

Despite not being a statutory requirement, exit interviews can be the key to understanding how to master staff retention…

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Holidays

Full-time workers have a statutory entitlement to 28 days annual leave each year. Employers are free to include…

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Homeworking

Working from home can be beneficial, both for Employees and Employers, if careful consideration is given to all aspects of…

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Interviewing

The interview stage is generally the part of the recruitment process where the employer gets to meet potential recruits on a face to face basis…

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Jury Service

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 stated that any person between the ages of 18 to 70 is eligible to be selected for jury service. Only people…

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Racism

When it comes to employment law and HR issues, it is certainly true that some circumstances are more serious than others. It is advised that any allegations…

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References

The aim of the reference is to allow you to make an informed decision as to whether the employee will be right for the role and your organisation…

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Resignations

Whether changing aspirations, a geographical move, a lifestyle alteration or simply a difference of opinions, a resignation is a disappointing but natural part…

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Return to Work Interviews

Return to Work interviews can be used to manage sickness and avoid high levels of absences. Such interviews can also be used to deter unauthorised and…

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Settlement Agreements

There are a number of reasons why a settlement agreement can be considered by an organisation. This can generally range from an unsuitability to the role or…

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Sleeping At Work

Sleeping while on duty can have catastrophic consequences, depending on the line of work the employee has. A traffic controller…

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Stress in the Workplace

The legal definition of workplace stress is “the harmful physical and emotional response that occurs when an employee is not able to cope with the job demands…

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Summary Dismissal

When an employee commits an act so egregious or dangerous as to risk the safety of others or reputation of the business…

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TUPE Regulations

The TUPE regulations are a set of rules first introduced in 1981, overhauled in 2006 and amended in 2014 to comply with the…

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Unfair Dismissal

When an employer ends the employment of work they should have a valid reason for that or else it could be perceived as…

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Uniforms

More employers are asking workers to wear uniforms or stick to a unified dress code at work. The uniform can be…

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Varying Contracts

In times of economic shifts, employers may find themselves going through the employment contracts to check…

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