Introduction of Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

A new statutory entitlement and payment is to be introduced from 5th April 2020 which is aimed at supporting parents who lose a child under the age of 18 years.
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Calculating Bank Holiday Entitlement for Part-time Workers

If your Company allows all full-time workers to take the Bank/Public Holidays off, then part-time workers should be entitled to a pro-rata proportion of bank holidays.
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Can I make an employee redundant for poor performance?

Genuine redundancy is potentially a fair reason for dismissal. However, there has to be a genuine redundancy situation and you are required to follow a fair process in carrying out the dismissal.
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Can an employee retract their resignation?

An employee who wishes to resign from their role in the company is required to give you the appropriate notice as stipulated within their contract of employment.
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How to Calculate Pro-rata Holiday Entitlement

One of the most frequent questions asked of us is how to calculate pro-rata holiday entitlement for a part-time employee.
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Tips for Preventing Slips and Falls in Icy Weather

We’ve been pretty lucky up to now and not experienced too much in the way of cold weather but I suspect the freezing weather will arrive soon. As employers, we have a duty to protect the safety of our employees (as well as any other visitors to our premises).
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Can I contact an employee whilst they are off sick?

In recent months we have heard from many of our clients that their employees have been absent from work due to a serious bout of cold bugs. The question always arises as to whether they can contact them when they are off sick.
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Post Christmas – How Are Your Employees Feeling?

After all the months of hype up to the Christmas celebrations and then the long enjoyed holiday break, January can be a time when employees are feeling low for a number of reasons.
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2020 Bank Holidays in England and Wales

As there are a couple of changes to bank holidays this year, we thought the information below may be a useful reminder:
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What Is A Settlement Agreement?

A Settlement Agreement (previously referred to as Compromise Agreement) is a way whereby an employer and employee can part company on agreed terms.
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