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Absenteeism

  • Absence management
  • Attendance

ACAS Code of Practice

  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Dismissal
  • Dismissal procedures
  • Grievances
  • Mediation

Bribery

  • Miscellanous
  • Prosecutions

Consultation

  • Collective agreement
  • Consultation
  • Employee consultation

Contracts

  • Bonuses
  • Breach of contract
  • Confidentiality
  • Continuity
  • Contracts
  • Contract terms
  • Deductions
  • Demotion
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment particulars
  • Fixed-term contracts
  • Garden leave
  • Implied/express duties
  • Implied terms
  • Intellectual property
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mobility/relocation
  • Notice periods
  • Pay and conditions
  • Pay in lieu of notice
  • Probation
  • Promotion
  • Resignations
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sunday working
  • Termination
  • Varying contracts
  • Working abroad
  • Written statement
  • Wrongful dismissal

Court claims

  • Civil claims and appeals
  • Criminal claims and appeals

Data protection

  • Data protection
  • Information commissioner
  • Miscellaneous
  • Monitoring
  • Processing data
  • Records

Disciplinary matters

  • Appeals
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Demotion
  • Disciplinary action
  • Disciplinary and dismissal procedures
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Dismissal
  • Gross misconduct
  • Miscellaneous
  • Suspension
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Verbal warnings
  • Written warnings

Discrimination

  • Age discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Detrimental treatment
  • Disability discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Equal opportunities
  • Equal pay
  • Harassment
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Miscellaneous
  • Race discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual orientation
  • Victimisation

Dismissal

  • Appeal against dismissal
  • Appeals
  • Automatically unfair
  • Compensation
  • Compromise agreements
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Dismissal
  • Dismissal letter
  • Dismissal procedures
  • Gross misconduct
  • Length of service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Notice
  • Resignation
  • Settlement agreements
  • Termination date
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Warnings
  • Written reasons

Dispute resolution

  • Mediation/conciliation
  • Miscellaneous

Employment status

  • Agency workers
  • Casual workers
  • Directors
  • Employment status
  • Length of service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Self-employed
  • Self-employed workers
  • Status
  • Temporary workers
  • Trainee
  • Volunteers
  • Worker

Employment tribunals

  • Costs
  • Reinstatement/re-engagement
  • Settlements
  • Tribunal awards
  • Tribunal procedure
  • Tribunals

Flexible working

  • Family friendly rights
  • Flexible working
  • Flexible working requests
  • Homeworking
  • Miscellaneous
  • Part-time working

Grievances

  • Grievance meetings
  • Grievance procedures
  • Grievances
  • Miscellaneous
  • Modified grievance procedure
  • Staff grievances

Health and safety

  • Accidents
  • Children and young persons
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Director's liability
  • Employers' liability
  • First aid
  • Insurance
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational health
  • Stress

Insolvency

  • Employee rights
  • Statutory pay

Maternity

  • Additional maternity leave
  • Ante-natal
  • Dismissal
  • Maternity
  • Maternity leave
  • Maternity pay
  • Maternity rights
  • Miscellaneous
  • Ordinary maternity leave
  • Sickness absence
  • SMP
  • Statutory maternity pay

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous

Misconduct

  • Disciplinary action
  • Disciplinary warnings
  • Dismissal
  • Dismissal and disciplinary procedures
  • Final warning
  • Gross misconduct
  • Miscellaneous
  • Misconduct
  • Suspension
  • Unfair dismissal

New legislation

  • Bribery Act
  • Dismissal
  • News
  • Proposals

News

  • News

Part-time working

  • Employment status
  • Flexible working
  • Homeworking
  • Job sharing
  • Miscellaneous
  • Part-timers
  • Part-timers rights
  • Part-time working

Pay and conditions

  • Appraisals
  • Benefits
  • Bonuses
  • Commission
  • Company cars
  • Deductions
  • Employment particulars
  • Equal pay
  • Expenses
  • Flexible benefits
  • Minimum wage
  • Miscellaneous
  • Overtime
  • Pay
  • Pay and conditions
  • Pay rises
  • Payslips
  • Pensions
  • Promotion
  • Working conditions

Performance/capability

  • Appraisal
  • Capability procedure
  • Poor performance

Personnel management

  • Debt counselling
  • Miscellaneous
  • Personnel management
  • Social networking

Recruitment

  • Advertising
  • Application forms
  • Apprentices
  • Children and young persons
  • Criminal records
  • CVs
  • Discrimination
  • Immigration checks
  • Immigration controls
  • Job descriptions
  • Miscellaneous
  • Offer letters
  • Older workers
  • Person specifications
  • Pre-employment questionnaires
  • Recruitment
  • References
  • Rejection letters
  • Right to work
  • Selection interviews
  • Without prejudice
  • Work permits

Redundancy

  • Alternative working
  • Consultation
  • Cutting costs
  • Guaranteed pay
  • Last in first out
  • Lay off
  • Miscellaneous
  • Payroll savings
  • Redundancy
  • Redundancy pay
  • Redundancy policy
  • Redundancy selection
  • Selection criteria
  • Short-time working
  • Trial period

Retirement

  • Age discrimination
  • Miscellaneous
  • Older workers
  • Retirement
  • Retirement age
  • Retirement appeal
  • Retirement date
  • Retirement policy
  • Retirement procedure

Sickness absence

  • Absence rates
  • Absenteeism
  • Attendance
  • Back to work interviews
  • Dismissal
  • Fit notes
  • Medical records
  • Miscellaneous
  • Redundancy
  • Return to work interviews
  • Sickness absence
  • Sick pay
  • SSP
  • Statutory sick pay

Staff handbooks

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Appraisals
  • Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Company cars
  • Company property
  • Compassionate leave
  • Data protection
  • Dependant's leave
  • Dress codes
  • Driving
  • Drug abuse
  • Electronic communications
  • E-mail policy
  • Equal opportunities
  • Expenses
  • Garden leave
  • Harassment
  • Health and safety
  • Holiday policy
  • Homeworking
  • Induction
  • Medical examinations
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mobile phones
  • Mobility policy
  • Moonlighting
  • Relocation policy
  • Right to search
  • Sabbaticals
  • Smoking
  • Staff handbooks
  • Stress at work
  • Sunday working
  • Uniforms
  • Working abroad

Staff motivation

  • Motivation
  • Personnel management

Statutory rates

  • Annual rates
  • Compensation rates

Tax/NI

  • Benefits
  • Miscellaneous
  • NICs
  • PAYE
  • Payroll
  • Tax deductions
  • Tax/NI
  • Termination payments

Time off

  • Compassionate leave
  • Dependant's leave
  • Jury service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Public duties
  • Time off work
  • Union duties

Trade unions

  • Ballots
  • Central arbitration committee
  • Collective agreements
  • Collective bargaining
  • Industrial action
  • Miscellaneous
  • Recognition
  • Trade union membership
  • Trade unions

Training

  • Accredited training
  • Apprenticeships
  • Funding
  • Miscellaneous
  • Time off for training
  • Training
  • Training costs

TUPE

  • Business transfers
  • Miscellaneous
  • TUPE transfers

Whistleblowing

  • Whistleblowing

Work and parents

  • Adoption rights
  • Childcare
  • Dependant's leave
  • Domestic emergencies
  • Family emergencies
  • Family friendly rights
  • Flexible working
  • Homeworking
  • Job sharing
  • Maternity rights
  • Miscellaneous
  • Parental leave
  • Paternity rights

Working time

  • 48 hour week
  • Annual leave
  • Bank holidays
  • Children and young workers
  • Compensatory rest
  • Holidays
  • Miscellaneous
  • Night working
  • Opt-out
  • Rest periods
  • Status
  • Working hours
  • Working time
  • Working time directive
  • Working time regulations

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In the most recent issue you'll find advice on...


Year 19 - issue 2 - 13.01.2017

HOLIDAYS

Holidays: don’t bank on it!

Due to the way the bank holidays fall in April and May 2017, many employees will be able to take 18 consecutive days off work using nine days’ holiday. If this doesn’t suit you, can you say “no”?

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

Another £42,000 after a full and final settlement

HMRC has made an employer pay a former employee £42,000 for unpaid statutory maternity pay (SMP) despite the fact she had already received £60,000 in full and final settlement. What went wrong?

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Is work-related stress a disability?

An employee has been signed off work for a few weeks by their GP who states that they are suffering from work-related stress. Does this medical diagnosis automatically mean your employee is disabled?

APPRAISALS

The danger of a “satisfactory” appraisal

Appraisals aren’t a legal requirement but it is good practice to carry them out at least once a year. When doing so you should avoid a “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” rating system. Why?

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Disciplinary sanctions: must you prove guilt?

An employee has decided to appeal against a disciplinary sanction that you recently imposed on them because you didn’t “prove the misconduct beyond all reasonable doubt”. Are you actually required to prove guilt?

HEALTH & SAFETY

Obese employees and health and safety

An employee is seriously overweight and it’s been suggested that this may trigger specific health and safety obligations on your part. Must you take any action and, if so, how should you handle this sensitive topic?

EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY

Employee caused accident after work: are you liable?

On their way home from work an employee steps off the pavement without looking and causes a serious accident. As they were travelling back from work at the time, could you be liable for their actions?

TRIBUNALS

All tribunal rulings to be made public

WORK AND PARENTS

Only 5% of new fathers take SPL

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