Antenatal Leave for fathers/partners available from 1st October 2014

For a long time pregnant employees have had a legal right to paid time off for antenatal appointments and from 1st October 2014, prospective fathers/partners, including same sex partners, of pregnant women and intended parents in surrogacy arrangements, will have the right to take time-off to accompany their partner to two antenatal appointments.
Employees do

All employees can request Flexible Working from 2014

Say Thank You to your staff – employee ‘experience’, motivation

Say thank you!
In a recent survey by recruitment website, taken by 2000 workers and 500 employers/managers, more than 58% of British workers don’t believe they are thanked enough at work.
Is that surprising? 54% said this made them feel unappreciated and 41% said they felt demotivated as a result of this.
While 75%

Should you let an employee audio-record a disciplinary or grievance meeting?

Read our latest advice here about whether you should let an employee audio-record a disciplinary or grievance meeting or appeal; and whether the employer should do this too.
There could be various reasons you, or your Employer, may wish to audio-record important work meetings/hearings, including the hope that this will support your/their position should a

Leadership Tips for Entrepreneurs!

Have a read of our new article, one of an occasional series on Management and Leadership Tips for Entrepreneurs/Company Directors/Managing Directors.

Redundancy and ‘suitable alternative employment’ explained

In this article we look at the concept of an Employer providing ‘suitable alternative employment’ when an individuals job is being made redundant – what does it mean, how do you offer it, when is not suitable.

The Agency Workers Regulations – end of 2011 review

We published an article on Workline recently highlighting the good, the bad and the downright ugly that so far has come out of the Agency Workers Regulations – here is our article re-produced in full. “With the 12 weeks (from 1st October) up on 23rd December 2011 – when in theory all agency workers will have ‘equal’ treatment rights to pay, holidays, hours of work etc from the 24th – we take a look at the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations so far – what’s good, bad and downright dodgy!………….”

What happens if you overpay your employees?

What happens if you overpay your employees? We give you some advice!

Office Christmas Parties and Misconduct

Your Christmas Party is normally pretty lively and good fun, but as an Employer what should you consider before so there are no problems?

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