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Half-price training plus new mediation services
LAW AT WORK runs a programme of interactive half-day workshops on a range of employment law, HR and health and safey topics.
Flexible working requests now for all
EMPLOYEES who have worked in an organisation for more than 26 weeks now have the right to request flexible working following the introduction of the Children and Families Act.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available
Practice Managers’ Conference proves a roaring success
AT THE start of March, we returned to the fantastic setting of the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews for our eagerly anticipated MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference.
New service aims to manage and reduce sickness absence
A NEW approach to managing sickness absence is due to be introduced in the spring of 2015 through the government’s new Health and Work Service – with some locations having access from this autumn.
Tribunal fees to stay for now
UNISON has lost its legal challenge against the introduction of tribunal fees due to a “lack of evidence”.
Rehabilitation figures cut for offenders
REHABILITATION periods have been cut for offenders with the introduction of changes that will reduce the amount of time some offenders need to disclose details of low level convictions.
Review of zero hours
THE government has revealed it has no plans to abolish the use of the controversial zero-hours contracts.
Case study: Disciplinary rights
BACKGROUND: The complex world of holidays and sickness is an ever increasing minefield. However, a recent case Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy helped clarify one aspect of how holiday pay is affected by sick leave.
Ask the expert: Time off during the Commonwealth Games
Q. I AM the practice manager at a medium-sized practice in the south side of Glasgow. Many of my reception team have tickets for various events at this summer’s Commonwealth Games and I have received a number of requests for time off during the end of July. However, I cannot accommodate everyone, so how should I deal with this in a fair manner?