CORONAVIRUS - FLEXIBLE WORKING - 13.07.2020
Dealing with post-lockdown flexible working requests
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in large numbers of normally office-based employees working from home. When offices do re-open, it’s likely to result in an increase in flexible working requests. Can you still say no?
CORONAVIRUS - HOLIDAYS - 13.07.2020
When isn’t it reasonably practicable to take annual leave?
There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst many workers (and some employers) that they now have a right to carry over any untaken annual leave for up to two years thanks to coronavirus. This isn’t quite true. What’s the actual legal position?
SICKNESS ABSENCE - 13.07.2020
Postnatal depression after maternity leave
According to the NHS, postnatal depression affects over one in ten women and can start at any time in the first year after giving birth. What’s the legal position if an employee due back from maternity leave fails to return because she has postnatal depression?
REDUNDANCY - 13.07.2020
Redundancy and competitive interview processes
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a requirement for employees to interview during a redundancy process rendered their dismissals unfair. Why was this?
PAYROLL FRAUD - 07.07.2020
Tacking financial crime
Not everyone has been in lockdown for the last few months. In fact, fraudsters and scammers have treated it as a business opportunity. How can you avoid falling prey to their ever more sophisticated tactics?
PENSIONS - 07.07.2020
Pensions auto re-enrolment duties
Many small employers who auto-enrolled staff into a workplace pension for the first time in 2017 are now facing auto re-enrolment. What do you need to know to ensure a pain-free process?