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News 4 - 16 December 2020

18 December 2020
This week is the last full round up of Employment News for 2020.  Without wanting to mumble too many over sentimental platitudes I think its fair to say that this year has been filled with Gremlins...

Coronavirus and Annual Leave

28 September 2020
As we enter autumn we can reflect on a summer like no other, and one that created confusion and havoc with travel plans and annual leave entitlement.The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has decimate...

How to avoid that sickly feeling by managing absence in the right way

17 February 2020
We all know that there are laws that govern the employer and employee working relationship, so you could be forgiven for asking: what legislation actually covers absence management?There are no spe...

When it doesn’t pay to work too hard or take a break

17 July 2017
It may be the holiday season but some employees are likely to be jetting off for their summer break having been short changed.A study has revealed that employers have failed to pay British workers ...

More Than A Third Of Employees Failed To Switch Off And Worked Through Their Christmas Holiday

19 December 2016
Christmas should have been a time when employees switched off to enjoy a well-deserved break, but it seems many could not resist the urge to work through the festive period.Whether there is an expe...

Euro 2016 Workplace Policy: Avoid showing staff the red card during a summer of sport

12 June 2016
With a bumper summer of sport on the way a new study has revealed four in ten men are prepared to take a sickie to make sure they do not miss out on the action (1,2). The research by Grosvenor Casi...

How to Calculate Holiday Pay for Part Time Employees

24 November 2015
How to calculate holiday pay for part time employees can seem quite daunting at times but it is a simple mathematical formula.  All employees are entitled to a statutory minimum holiday p...

Could you be entitled to more holiday pay?

07 July 2015
The question used to be an easy one for employers, but the current answer seems anything but… just how exactly do you calculate statutory holiday pay?With the peak holiday period upon us and the wi...

Blame it on the moon: The headache of managing bank holiday allowance.

07 July 2015
Bank holidays are traditionally a time when employees can relax and enjoy a long weekend – but they are now giving some employers an extra headache to deal with.In England and Wales, there are usua...

Holiday Pay Calculation: what the new ruling means for you

12 January 2015
Happy memories of the sun, sea and sand have faded by the time next pay packet arrives like a damp squib following a sunshine break.Basic pay has been used to calculate holiday pay, which left many...

Holiday entitlements over Christmas; what employers need to know.

09 December 2014
It may be the season of goodwill, but it may prove to be in short supply for an employer faced with a late request for a Christmas break.The rush for employees to book a festive holiday starts earl...

Let's have some boundaries; What employers need to consider when their employees go abroad to visit family

09 December 2014
Work will be out of sight and out of mind for those employees lucky enough to be flying off for an overseas Christmas break.The intention is usually to leave all thoughts of the office behind, alon...

The show must go on; giving your employees time off to see their children's nativity plays.

09 December 2014
The school Christmas play is an intensely treasured festive tradition which can leave employers facing an emotional dilemma.Working parents will no doubt love to see their budding little thespians ...

Holiday entitlements over Christmas

01 December 2014
Any employee who missed out on the early rush to book Christmas time off is now likely to have little chance of enjoying an extended festive break.With Christmas Day falling on a Thursday and Boxin...

Going away for Christmas? Try to leave your work behind.

01 December 2014
Some lucky employees will jet off to sunnier climes this Christmas for a family get together. For many the intention will be to leave all thoughts of work behind, along with the miserable weather a...

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