Re-employing ex-employees: the HR considerations

17 March 2022

Since the repeal of the laws mandating vaccination for those in care homes and wider health and social care, in England on 15 March 2022, employers in care homes are faced with the difficult decision as to whether or not they should re-employ unvaccinated staff they dismissed and on what terms to do this.

Common reasons for breach of NMW/NLW

16 March 2022

On the face of it, national minimum and living wage (NMW/NLW) seems like it should be straightforward. The Government sets the rate every year, it comes into force and that is what is paid. But, if that’s the case, how come so many employers get it wrong?

What is epilepsy?

16 March 2022

What are the symptoms and triggers of epilepsy and how can it be treated?

Epilepsy in the workplace

16 March 2022

Do you know your duties, as an employer, to people with epilepsy in the workplace? As Dr Lisa Bushby explains, “reasonable adjustments” are often very straightforward depending on the job and an understanding of what might trigger seizures.

Understanding Employee Assistance Programmes

10 March 2022

Employee Assistance Programmes, or EAPs, are designed to assist employees with personal or work-related concerns and matters that may impact their job performance or wellbeing, such as difficulties with mental health. The services operate as a separate body to an employer, offering free and confidential assessments, short-term counselling, referrals and follow-up services for employees. Their primary aim is to help guide employees through situations in a way that provides the individual with the necessary support to avoid a negative impact on their work life and health.

Legislation enacting increases to limits for tribunal awards becomes law

10 March 2022

Employment tribunal claims can be costly affairs in both time and money. From dealing with the matter internally, perhaps through a grievance procedure, to responding to tribunal paperwork, engaging representation, preparing for a case and attending tribunal, it all adds up. This is time better spent on the business and is best avoided at all costs.

Dealing with bereavement leave

8 March 2022

Bereavement leave is time off work given to employees who are going through a grieving process after the death of someone close to them.

What can HR do during the conflict in Ukraine?

7 March 2022

As the situation in Ukraine continues, this is going to be an extremely difficult time for some employees who are personally affected by the events reported in Ukraine and for employees who may be concerned about the implications from a wider perspective.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

4 March 2022

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Statutory payments increasing in April

4 March 2022

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, as well as other statutory payments, will be rising next month. This comes at a time of significant increases to the cost of living and will be welcomed by low-income earners across the UK.