TIME OFF - 30.11.2023
Requests for time off for medical appointments
One of your employees has requested time off during working hours to attend a medical appointment. Must you grant their request and are you entitled to ask them about the nature of the medical appointment?
HOLIDAYS - 31.10.2023
No holiday left to cover Christmas shutdown
You’ve decided to shut down between Christmas and New Year to give staff a well-deserved break. However, one employee doesn’t have enough holiday left to cover this period. Can they use days from next year’s holiday entitlement?
HOLIDAY PAY - 19.10.2023
Floodgates opened on historic holiday pay claims?
It’s been reported that an important ruling handed down by the Supreme Court in October 2023 has opened the floodgates to historic holiday pay claims. What did the court decide and do you really need to be worried?
WORK AND PARENTS - 19.10.2023
Dependants’ leave and sickness exclusion periods
Where a child or young person is sick, there may be an applicable “health exclusion period” during which time they can’t return to school. Is an employee entitled to take dependants’ leave if their child is off school for this reason?
LONE WORKING - 19.10.2023
Do lone workers know your procedures?
There are around eight million lone workers in the UK, making up 22% of the country’s total working population. A recent survey has highlighted that only 33% report concerns, yet 97% of companies have policies in place. Why is there such a discrepancy and how can you overcome it?
WORKING TIME - 04.10.2023
Right to a predictable working pattern
The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 (the Act) has received Royal Assent and is now enshrined in law. What rights does this new legislation grant and when does it come into force?