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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.
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.
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.
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.
HR Alert: Legal obligation over workplace dress code
A RECENT report on dress codes at work has called on the government to take urgent action to ensure existing equality legislation is enforced more vigorously.
THE national living wage rate for workers aged 25 years and over increases from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour.
LAW discount rates for MDDUS members
As part of the partnership with Law At Work (LAW), MDDUS members can take advantage of significant discount rates at their training events.
Statutory rates set to rise
THE rate of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay is set to increase at the beginning of next month.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
Ask the expert: Flexible working request
Q. ONE of my employees has returned from maternity leave and asked if she can discuss changing her working hours. I am keen to keep my staff happy but also need to ensure our business needs are met. What are my obligations as an employer?