PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT - 07.10.2020
How to support a bereaved employee
There’s still no general statutory right to bereavement leave for employees. If an employee suffers the loss of a family member, partner or close friend, whether due to coronavirus or another cause, in what practical ways can you support them?
SICKNESS - 24.09.2020
Cancer and your workplace webinars
Free resource. Research by the charity Macmillan has found that 87% of people employed when diagnosed with cancer wish to continue working. However, 86% of line managers have not had any training to support these employees. To help change this, Macmillan has launched new “Cancer and Your Workplace” webinars. Employers with under 250 employees may access one 60-minute webinar free of charge. ...
CORONAVIRUS - SICK PAY - 08.09.2020
Who now gets SSP for self-isolation?
Further regulations have extended the entitlement to statutory sick pay (SSP) for self-isolation. When is SSP now payable for deemed incapacity during the pandemic?
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?
CORONAVIRUS - SICKNESS ABSENCE - 16.06.2020
What are the implications for employers of test and trace?
The requirement to self-isolate for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus has been extended to cover where an individual is notified that they need to do so under the new NHS “test and trace” service. How does this affect employers?
CORONAVIRUS - STATUTORY SICK PAY - 11.06.2020
Reclaiming coronavirus sick pay
Having been overshadowed by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the reclaim service for statutory sick pay (SSP) went live at the end of May 2020. Who can use it and what’s involved in the reclaim process?