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Can employee take holiday during sick leave?

If an employee is absent from work on long-term sick leave, they continue to accrue at least statutory annual leave. With the 2024 summer holiday season now starting, can they apply to take some of their annual leave during their sickness absence?
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Protecting your business from insider fraud

With the former chief executive of the SNP having now been charged in connection with the embezzlement of party funds, it shows the real risk for employers of insider fraud. Is there “red flag” employee behaviour that you should watch out for?
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PART-TIME WORKING - 17.05.2024

The employment rights of part-time workers

Part-time workers enjoy statutory rights not to be treated less favourably than comparable full-time workers, regardless of whether they (or their comparator) are male or female. What are the essentials of their statutory protection?
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RECRUITMENT - 17.05.2024

How to check a successful candidate’s qualifications

To get ahead in the job market, many candidates resort to lying on their CV, and lying about qualifications is high up on the list. What measures can you take to check qualifications as part of your pre-screening process during recruitment?
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AGENCY WORKERS - 17.05.2024

How to avoid the temp-to-perm fee

Agency workers can be a useful resource for covering seasonal work variations, annual leave, etc. If you want to offer an agency worker a permanent role, you’ll normally have to pay a temp-to-perm fee to the agency. Can you avoid paying it?
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FIT NOTES - 17.05.2024

Reform of the fit note system

Call for evidence. The government has issued a call for evidence to explore reform of the fit note system, after it was revealed that, of the 11m fit notes issued in England in the year to September 2023, 93.8% stated the employee was “not fit for work” , with only 6.2% stating they “may be fit for work” with adaptations in place (see The next step ). ...
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DISMISSAL - 17.04.2024

Fairly dismissed for irretrievable relationship breakdown

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an employee was fairly dismissed due to a breakdown of trust and confidence in the working relationship, even though he received no written warning and wasn’t offered a right of appeal. Why was this?
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RECRUITMENT - 28.02.2024

Pre-employment checks for new recruits

As part of your recruitment process, you should always carry out pre-employment checks on a successful candidate once they’ve accepted your job offer. What checks should you conduct and when should you do them?
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DISMISSAL - 28.02.2024

Is it easy to dismiss short-service employees?

Employees with less than two years’ continuous service can’t generally claim unfair dismissal, so it can be relatively easy to dismiss them. But what risks do you need to be aware of before you decide to implement such a dismissal?
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