Coronavirus

On 2nd February I wrote to all our clients to provide some basic advice on the management of the Coronavirus in their workplace. With the Department of health today describing the outbreak in the UK as a “serious and imminent threat” to public health, the overall risk to the population now classified as “moderate”. Since […]

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Feeling The Heat

With temperatures soaring and no sign of an end to these wonderful hot days of summer, employees and employers are both feeling the strain. For absolute clarification …… there is no legal maximum working temperature and to this point, a group of MPs now want to introduce a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees (lowered […]

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Do I have to pay staff if they don’t come to work due to the snow?

On days like today, when the snow is falling steadily and settling rapidly, we are often asked about withholding pay for absent staff. Our first response is always “What does your contract say”?  As a general rule, if staff are absent from work and it is not for pre arranged holiday, then as an employer, […]

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“Yes you can” vs “No you can’t”

Is your business a “Yes you can” or do you suffer from “No you can’t”?As an HR support specialist, I never know what is going to happen when I pick up the phone. In the past week, we have had three potential clients contact us for support with HR issues: Employee in probation period, not performing, […]

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Does your sick pay policy have a purpose?

Do employers pay sick pay because: a) They have tob) They feel it is the right thing to doc) They want staff to feel supported and valuedd) They want employees back to work quickly The answer is that each employer will make sick pay payments for different reasons depending on the culture of the business, […]

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