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Parental Bereavement

On 13 September 2018 the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received Royal Assent. This Act will create a new legal obligation on employers to provide parental bereavement pay to parents…

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Equal pay

Tesco has recently hit the headlines facing a multimillion-pound equal pay claim from over 8000 shop floor workers who are claiming that they are paid significantly less than their warehouse based colleagues…

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Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill

The Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill has been introduced, with the aim of bringing both workers, employees, and any other single employment status, under the same rights and responsibilities within the workplace…

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Employment status definitions

It is important that employers understand employment status definitions to help determine an individual’s employment status in order to confirm their entitlement, in terms employment rights…

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Dealing with adverse weather: weather policy

Winter can bring with it, its workplace own issues, in terms of staff shortages, absence, travel disruption and an increase in requests for annual leave…

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HR points to remember over the festive season

During the Festive season, most businesses recognise that festive parties or other social gatherings are an excellent opportunity to build rapport with colleagues…

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Recruitment pitfalls

With over one million employees expected to apply for new jobs in the first two weeks of January there will of course be a larger number of interviews taking place than in any other month…

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The importance of staff appraisals

The start of each year is an ideal opportunity to think about performance management and within the workforce and one of the most effective ways in which to do this is through staff appraisals…

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How to Deal with Flexible Working Requests

Flexible working requests can be submitted during times when employees may need some extra help in striking a healthy work/life balance, or when circumstances might prevent…

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