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HR Alert: Employment tribunal fees ruled as unlawful
A RISE in employment tribunal claims is anticipated after the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful as they prevent access to justice for workers.
Ask the expert: Winter is coming
Q WITH the winter months approaching, we are looking to make changes to our absence policy so that employees who fail to make it into work due to adverse weather do not get paid.
Case study: Taking a sickie
ACCUSING an employee of ‘taking a sickie’ is a serious allegation. Practices should have a clear and documented sickness absence policy that is distributed to staff on appointment and shared regularly to ensure no interpretation issues.
Ever popular MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference returns to St Andrews
MDDUS’ employment law team will be delivering a workshop on carrying out a disciplinary hearing as part of the ever popular MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference taking place later this year.
National minimum wage increases won’t come in until April. The current rates as of 1 April 2017 are:
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
Deal with performance issues in appropriate way
A RECENT employment tribunal case Mrs M Williams v Meddygfa Rhydbach Surgery & Others highlights the importance of robust performance management.
Men want option to work flexible hours too
MEN in the UK want more flexible working options, according to a recent study.
Fit for work scheme failing to help tackle long-term absence
A RECENT survey has revealed that the government’s flagship fit for work scheme is under-utilised, despite being brought in to give millions of workers access to free occupational health advice and support.
An office romance
GIVEN the amount of time that colleagues spend together in the practice, it is perhaps not surprising that personal relationships at work can develop.