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.
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.
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.
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.
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THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
THE national living wage rate for workers aged 25 years and over increases from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour.
Case study: Is a self-employed contractor entitled to the rights of a worker?
DETERMINING the difference between an employee, worker and someone who is self-employed is a complex area of employment law.
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.
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?