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Time off for Dependants

In this article we explore the different types of time off for dependants can take and how your orga

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Phased Return to Work Guidelines

There are two stages for managing long-term employee absences. The first involves managing their abs

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Case Law Update: Voluntary Overtime Impacts Holiday Pay Calculations

In a landmark judgement, the Court of Appeal ruled in June that voluntary overtime needs to be taken

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Time off for Medical Appointments: Employment Law

Within any work setting, it’s not uncommon for employees to request time off to attend medical appoi

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[Mythbuster] You Can't Cancel Annual Leave Once It's Been Agreed

One of the most common myths lingering around annual leave is that an employer cannot cancel an empl

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August Bank Holiday – Are Employees Entitled to Time Off?

The August bank holiday is the one that most employees—and employers—seem to forget. Since it’s just

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5 Top Tips - Working Parents and the Summer Holidays

With the school summer holidays in full swing, employees with young families could be struggling to

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Adoption Leave: An Employer's Guide

When a member of staff is having a child, they're entitled to some time away from work. The same app

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Are Employees Entitled to Unpaid Leave?

There are a number of reasons an employee might want to take time off work. Some of these reasons w

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Annualised Hours: Employers' Guide

Traditional methods of working are changing. This is due to a new generation of employees entering t

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Paternity Leave Guide for Employers

An employee may need to take some time off work when their partner’s having a baby, adopting a child

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How to Say “No” to Holiday Requests This Summer

As the temperature rises, so do the holiday requests, but you can’t grant them all or you’ll end up

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[EU Ruling] Do You Need to Record Staff Working Hours?

The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU businesses must record every hour that employees wor

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Presenteeism in the Workplace

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), in 2018 employers lost over 30.7 million worki

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10 Tips About Your Workforce and Bank Holidays

Do you have employees who work over bank holidays?  Public holidays raise all sorts of questions, f

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EU Ruling Forces UK Bosses to Record Staff Work Hours

The European Court of Justice has ruled that bosses must have a system in place to record every hour

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Top Ten Tips on Supporting Employees Through Maternity

Pregnancy can be an exciting but challenging time for your workforce and it is vital that you know h

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Bereavement Time Off Work: An Employer's Guide

Grief can affect anyone on a psychological, emotional & physical level. And with regards to the

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How Does Time in Lieu Work?

You’ll most commonly use time off in lieu (TOIL) when you require employees to work extra hours or d

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Bank Holidays: Legal Requirement or Not?

Do you need to give your staff days off on bank holidays? Do you have to pay them extra if they want

Response to Request for Maternity Leave

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Response to Request for Maternity Leave

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Shared Parental Leave Guide

Shared parental leave (SPL) is a useful tool to help reduce your organisation’s gender pay gap, as w

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Absence Management: Creating a Policy That Works

There’s no controlling when we’re under the weather. Unfortunately for businesses, your employees ar

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New Mums to Get 6 Months’ Redundancy Protection

The government has proposed a new law that will protect women from redundancy for six months after r

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Do Bank Holidays Count Towards Your Overall Annual Holiday Entitlement?

As a new year begins and staff members begin planning their holidays, it’s worth taking a look at an

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A Guide to Handling Compassionate Leave

Dealing with bereavement is difficult. Most of us will experience it at some point in our career and

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Holiday Entitlement: Everything you Need to Know

The annual employee holiday entitlement in the UK is 5.6 weeks. This figure is the same for all empl

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What is the Best Way for your Employees to Clock in and out of Work?

Clocking in and out of work may be a necessity for your workplace, but it can also be a cause of str

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Managing the Holiday Crunch

This year, many employees will be going into November with a significant chunk of their annual leave

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The Perils of Presenteeism

A report by the Office of National Statistics stated that average number of sick days in 2017 was 4.

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What You Need to Know about Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is an employee right, regardless of how long they've been with your business. Your e

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Sun, Sea & Unauthorised Absence

The sun is shining, the holiday season is upon us and schools are closing for the end of term break.

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[Mythbuster] Making an Employee on Maternity Leave Redundant Is Illegal

You are able to make an employee on maternity leave redundant so long as the reason for redundancy i

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Weird Holiday Anomalies Explained

Calculating staff holidays and bank holidays isn’t quite as easy as you may think. There are a numbe

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Christmas Holidays: Our Guide For Employers

Most employees look forward to taking a well-earned break over the Christmas period. But staff holid

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How to Manage Seasonal Increases in Absenteeism

However brief the summer may feel in the United Kingdom, it can often be a source of huge difficulty

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Sun comes out, holiday requests flood in?

Are your employees lying in wait for a sunny week off this summer? You may find that you are inundat

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Fit for work - what you need to know

The Government estimates that there are currently 140 million working days lost per year in Great Br

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British Workers Too Busy to Take Holiday

A third (33%) of British workers said they did not take all of their annual leave allowance last yea

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The True Cost of Annual Leave?

Analysis by Croner into the UK employment tribunal ruling: Opening the floodgates unlikely. The 4th

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‘World Cup-itis’ Could Cause Over One in Ten to Skip Work

But half of employers are prepared to put the boot in if they catch them doing it London, 12 May, 2

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee holiday – are you prepared?

To mark 60 years of the Queen's reign, there will be a special bank holiday to celebrate the Diamond

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Just over half of UK Employees Surveyed Admit to Having Worked Through Their Holidays

Croner warns bosses that stressed-out staff could lead to a rise in personal injury claims. Researc