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?
HEALTH & SAFETY - 22.09.2020
The dangers of a second job
Times are tough and there’s a chance that some staff might want to take on second jobs elsewhere. Is this something you need to worry about and if so, how do you manage the potential risks?
PERSONNEL - 22.09.2020
How to stop employees stockpiling holiday
Employees who’ve not been able to take their annual holiday entitlement during 2020 may have the right to carry their untaken leave forward for up to two years. There are several ways you can stop this. What are they?
WORKING TIME - 17.09.2020
Remote workers and the 48-hour week
One of your remote workers hasn’t entered into an opt-out agreement. Which of you is legally responsible for ensuring that there’s no breach of the maximum 48-hour working week rule?
HOLIDAYS - 27.08.2020
We can’t accommodate the 14-day quarantine period
An employee wants to travel to a country that isn’t on the government’s travel corridor list. If they go, they’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days on their return. As they can’t work from home, can you refuse their annual leave request?
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?