Category Archives: HR Advice

10 tips for managing employee statutory holiday rights

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Here we are again at a time when many employees are taking time to jet off to destinations far and wide. It’s important that employers understand that employees have certain statutory rights when it comes to taking annual holiday. (read more)
   

HR legislation, hot weather and the maximum working temperature

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According to some weather forecasters, this year is predicted to be the hottest on record. If this is predicated, then we’d also predict that many employees will complain about the heat – as they did the snow last winter. You will probably also get someone saying “legislation says its too hot to work…!” (read more)
   

4 tips for keeping employees comfortable in the hot weather

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This recent very hot, humid weather cannot have bypassed you, so what can you as an employer do to ensure the comfort of your employees? (read more)
   

When does a company need an HR Consultant?

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Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘You don’t need HR until you need HR?’ It states the obvious. Companies don’t feel the need to engage with HR unless there is a problem that requires HR intervention to help resolve an issue. (read more)
   

The importance of having an employment contract and handbook

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Every business that employs people should have a framework for managing their staff. This framework can provide the ground rules for how the working relationship will work in practice. (read more)
   

Beware of fake fit notes

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Take a little extra care when you receive a Doctor’s fit note as false versions are brazenly being sold through www.doctorsnotestore.com for just £9.99 (read more)
   

Dyslexia and disability discrimination

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There have been several tribunal cases where it was claimed that the employer committed disability discrimination against an employee who was dyslexic that provide useful illustrations of situations that have led to employers facing claims for disability discrimination in relation to dyslexia and in some cases large awards of compensation. (read more)