Introduction of Neonatal Leave and Pay The chancellor’s Budget for 2020 included a provision to allow parents of premature babies to claim an additional £160 per week for every week their child is in neonatal care, up to a maximum
Employers’ National Insurance Costs As well as reductions in business rates and measures to reduce the impact of coronavirus on businesses, the Chancellors 2020 budget laid out several other plans that are expected to reduce the costs associated with employing
Can Professional Santising Kill Viruses Like The Coronavirus? Sanitise Your Workplace To Kill 99% Of All Germs I’m receiving increasing numbers of calls from clients about Coronavirus and my guidance Coronavirus FAQs For Employers explains the signs and symptoms of
The Government has announced the new compensation limits to be imposed by employment tribunals with effect from 6 April 2019
The minimum holiday entitlement that must be given to every employee is 5.6 weeks per holiday year whether they are employed on a full time, part time, permanent, temporary or casual basis.
Read my overview of the legislation and
Employee Fails To Return From Maternity Leave When an employee, who has taken a period of maternity leave, fails to return to work at the end of that period and the employer moved straight to terminating the employee’s employment it
The employment rights of an employee who has a miscarriage or stillbirth, or whose baby is born normally but subsequently dies, will depend on when the event occurs. An employee who is the partner of a woman who suffers one of the above events may also have certain rights to time off, but such rights will depend on length of service and at what stage the tragedy occurs. Read my tips to dealing with these unfortunate circumstances compassionately.
The primary purpose of using probationary periods is to provide a clear framework for assessing the suitability of new employees in terms of performance, behaviour and attendance against the standards you have set for the role.
This means when you use a probationary period you should clearly set out your standards and expectations from the very start so the new employee fully understands what you expect from them in terms of performance, behaviour and attendance and the consequences of failing to achieve those standards.
Coronavirus and Compulsory Business Closures The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force at 1pm on 26 March 2020 and broadly reflect the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 23 March 2020. Businesses Subject To Restrictions Or Closure
Coronavirus: signs and symptoms and how to limit the spread of the Coronavirus The number of cases of Coronavirus in the UK are gradually increasing. At least 11 schools had sent pupils and staff home on Tuesday 25 February after