Three things to know about the new holiday pay ruling

26 June 2019

On 10 June 2019, the Court of Appeal made a ground-breaking ruling on workers’ holiday pay. Simply put, it means employers may have to start paying their staff a lot more. Nicola Mullineux, Content Manager at Croner-i details what the new ruling means for employers.

Preparing for the summer — keeping the workplace in top shape

26 June 2019

As the summer months creep up on us, and people start looking to the skies for some summer sunshine, employers may begin worrying about how to keep their workforce operating efficiently during this time. Below, we take a look at some of the key summer issues for employers and how to manage these effectively.

Top HR queries from May

21 June 2019

A summary of the top five issues that customers have been calling the Business Support helpline about in May 2019.

As the number of workers aged over 70 almost doubles in the space of 10 years, do employers need to review their management practices?

19 June 2019

Recent focus on the make up of modern workforces has centred on millennials and how particular workplaces and cultures are more likely to attract and retain millennial employees. While this has led to an increased awareness of certain business aspects, such as wellbeing and values, this may also have led to older workers falling by the wayside as employers seek to attract new employees.

Working time records — CJEU’s judgment and the impact on the UK

19 June 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU — formerly known as the European Court of Justice) recently ruled in a Spanish case, Federacion de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE ( Case c-55/18), that, in order to comply with the provisions of the Working Time Directive (“the directive”) on maximum weekly working time and daily and weekly rest, Member States of the European Union (EU) must require employers to establish an “objective, reliable and accessible” system for recording actual working time for workers.

Managing illness and absence from work

17 June 2019

John Davison looks at the alternatives that can be considered by businesses when designing appropriate sickness, sick pay and absence policies.

Varying contracts of employment

13 June 2019

How can employers best achieve necessary contractual changes? In this article Stuart Chamberlain, senior employment law author and consultant at Croner-i, examines the legal issues in varying a contract.

Mental health in the workplace — time to change?

13 June 2019

Mental health in the workplace as an issue has reached unprecedented levels in terms of discussion, but are we really taking it seriously enough? In this article, Tricia Palmer, HR consultant, considers the importance of good mental health, and the possible impacts of not giving it enough of the right attention.

Diabetes in the workplace

11 June 2019

10 June 2019 marks the start of Diabetes Week in the UK. This article looks at the condition and how it may affect health and safety in the workplace.