Category Archives: HR Advice
April 21, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

From 1st October, 2014, under Part 8 of the new Children and Families Act 2014, those employees and agency workers who are in a “qualifying relationship” with a pregnant woman will have the statutory right to take time off to attend antenatal appointments with the woman. (read more)

April 17, 2014 by Sharon Pugh

So you allow your employees to surf the net, sell their items on e-bay, do their internet shopping in their own time, be it before or after work hours or even in their lunch hour. But what if they’ve ordered goods from their personal account but then complain via their business e-mail account? (read more)

April 10, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

New legislation came into effect on 6th April, 2014 making employers wholly responsible for the payment of all Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and preventing them from being able to reclaim SSP from the Government. (read more)

April 6, 2014 by Pardip Singhota

Suitable alternative employment (SAE) is when there is an alternative role a potentially redundant employee can be ‘slotted’ into to avoid a redundancy situation. (read more)

April 3, 2014 by Pardip Singhota

Recently I was asked by an employer what and how should they handle a situation when an employee turns up at work smelling of alcohol? Was this a dismissible offence or one that was best treated as an illness? (read more)

March 18, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

Anyone wishing to make a claim in the Employment Tribunal has been required to pay an issue fee of between £160 and £250 and a hearing fee of £250 to £950 if the claim is listed for a final hearing for any claims lodged on or after 29th July, 2013. (read more)