Questions and Answers

Contacting an employee during maternity leave

13 February 2019

Is it true that I cannot contact an employee during her period of maternity leave?

Maternity leave, redundancy and “suitable alternative work”

13 February 2019

I understand that a woman on maternity leave enjoys special protection from redundancy. She must be offered suitable alternative work before any other employees selected for redundancy. What exactly is this “suitable alternative work”?

Government reforms to zero-hours contracts

6 February 2019

I’ve heard that the Government is introducing reforms to zero-hours contracts. What are the reforms?

Pregnancy, maternity leave and redundancy

6 February 2019

Am I right in thinking that pregnant women and those on maternity leave cannot be made redundant?

Using zero-hours contracts for the first time

6 February 2019

I’m thinking of using zero-hours contracts for the first time. Have you any tips and advice on their drafting?

The Good Work Plan proposals for agency workers

6 February 2019

The Government recently (December 2018) introduced its Good Work Plan. What are the proposals for agency workers?

The Swedish derogation

30 January 2019

What is the Swedish derogation?

Winter weather Q&As for employers

30 January 2019

I cannot open my workplace, do I have to pay my employees?

Agency workers becoming employees

30 January 2019

I have taken on agency workers. Am I at any risk that they might become my employees?

Rights of agency workers

30 January 2019

What rights do agency workers have?

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