Most employers ask new recruits to provide one or two references from previous employers but many simply file the information without following it up. This case demonstrates how important it is for an employer to check that the information provided during the recruitment process is factually correct.
Can An Employee Withdraw Their Notice To Resign? No, was the decision in English v. Manulife Financial Corporation, 2018 ONSC 5135 (English).
Employers take differing approaches to internet use that is not work related. Some ban all personal use of company facilities, while others allow employees
to access the internet at work as long as the level of use is reasonable and/or is during breaks.
Whether it’s Cyber Monday, Christmas shopping or January sales, read my tips to help you give employees some leeway to use the internet without storing up problems.
Employees are entitled to resign from their position by giving their employer notice. Read my Top Tips to what steps you should take immediately following receipt of the resignation and download my letter to confirm receipt and acceptance of the resignation.
How To Deal With A Verbal Resignation Verbal resignations given in the ‘heat of the moment’ should never be accepted as there have been many unfair dismissal cases won on these grounds. If the employee was angry or upset,
If an employee resigns after disciplinary proceedings have been commenced should the employer continue the disciplinary procedure? If the employee resigns with immediate effect, their employment will terminate. There is little point in continuing a disciplinary procedure in respect of
In some cases, it may be appropriate for you to suspend an employee from work pending the completion of an investigation. However, given the serious implications of suspension for an employee, including for his or her morale and professional reputation, you must ensure that the circumstances of the case justify it, and that it is necessary to ensure a fair investigation. Suspension will not be necessary in every case.
Read my Top Tips to suspending an employee and download my template letter to confirm a period of suspension.
It’s important to only make further enquiries about a potential employee when it is absolutely necessary, i.e. once they have been offered and have accepted the job. This will involve less administration and will also help to prevent breaches of the Data Protection Act and Human Rights Act.
Read my Top Tips to ‘how and when to collect the information’, the implications of the Data Protection Act and ‘points to consider when requesting references. I also provide my Template Reference Request Form which you can use to request references from previous employers in a standard format.
The Real Living Wage Rates are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, and are based on the best available evidence about living standards in London and the UK. The Real Living Wage is
The Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave Bill 2017 has now been made publicly available and is scheduled to receive its Second Reading on 20 October 2017. The Bill seeks to introduce two weeks’ paid leave (paid equivalent to the statutory entitlement to maternity or paternity pay) for any employee who suffers the loss of a child.